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Running With A Purpose

Date: 
05/06/2010 - 14:34
Date: 
05/06/2010 - 14:34

By Lee Fidler/Running Journal/May 2010
Lenny and I were reviewing his training week prior to the group interval workout on Wednesday evening. His previous week had produced a new wrinkle. He had run intervals with a group from the track club the day before. In this piece, we will consider purpose.

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Setting The Pace To Curb Obesity

Date: 
04/15/2010 - 14:17
Date: 
04/15/2010 - 14:17

By CAROLYN MATHER, RN, PhD/Running Journal/March 2010
I have recently been reflecting on the ever-increasing obesity numbers. I find it difficult to believe that with all of the advances in our modern world and modern medicine, our children may not have the life expectancy that we now have as adults. So many of our health problems are directly related to lifestyle and our society seems to be passing this on to our youngsters.

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Make it Routine

Date: 
03/18/2010 - 10:06
Date: 
03/18/2010 - 10:06

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D./Running Journal/March 2010
It’s one hour before the race. Where are you and what are you doing? Sitting in your car? Talking to some of your friends? Doing some light stretching? Pacing back and forth in the parking lot? You are probably very aware of where you are physically, but where are you mentally? It may seem like a strange question, but take a moment to consider how you mentally prepare yourself in the one hour leading up to the start of a race. Do you use any one set method or is your preparation different each time?

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What’s New in the Healthy Food Scene?

Date: 
02/16/2010 - 08:31
Date: 
02/16/2010 - 08:31

By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D./Running Journal/February 2010

Here I am, walking through the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Food and Nutrition Expo that is held in conjunction with ADA's Annual Convention. ADA, the nation’s largest group of nutrition professionals, has more than 70,000 members and this huge expo hall is filled with registered dietitians sampling new food products. Booth after booth of vendors are inviting me to sample their goodies. Mind you, no one leaves this expo hungry!

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Back to Basics for 2010

Date: 
01/20/2010 - 12:39
Date: 
01/20/2010 - 12:39

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/January 2010

I have enjoyed penning Learning from the Young Guns now for almost five years, and I am even more excited about the next half decade. I receive countless e-mails each month from loyal Running Journal readers with positive feedback, constructive criticism, and suggestions for future columns or research. I appreciate all of the correspondence. Recently I received an e-mail asking me to do a simple review of many of the basic principles of healthy training and adaptation for improvement we have been talking about the last 41 months.

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Heal the Body, Heal the Mind

Date: 
12/29/2009 - 13:04
Date: 
12/29/2009 - 13:04

By Richard Ferguson, PhD/Running Journal/December 2009
Injuries are a part of running that we would like to think will never or rarely occur. However, the longer our running careers, the greater the likelihood that any injury will occur. The harder we train will also increase the chances of some physical injury. Sooner or later the hamstring strain, tendonitis, stress fracture, or a multitude of other conditions will cause us to be forced to miss training for either a few days or for an extended period. And as we all know, when we want to run and our bodies won’t let us, then psychologically we aren’t the most pleasant people in the world to be around.

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Date: 
11/03/2009 - 12:26

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/November 2009

Living full time at a training center for runners, one would imagine our topic of conversation is 90 percent running related. Lately nothing could be further from the truth. With politics and finance majors from Princeton as well as well as MBAs, exercise science, and psychology majors, we discuss and debate global politics and classic literature as much as we do performances on the roads and tracks.

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Training Plan For a 50 miler or 100K

Date: 
10/12/2009 - 10:36
Date: 
10/12/2009 - 10:36

By Ray Krolewicz

Last month’s column addressed the issue of training for ultras. This month will examine specific training for an event in the 50-mile/100K range. (I will skip the 50K runs, since they are so close in time and distance as the marathon, that many of the excellent marathon guides work for 50K training.)

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Date: 
08/27/2009 - 10:25

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/September 2009

It is as accepted a practice as any in the world of athletics. From the days of elementary school gym class to track practice in high school to the highest tiers of professional athletics, generations of athletes make certain to complete this ritual on a day of competition or practice. We are of course talking about stretching, a tried and true method of injury prevention, augmentation of range of motion, and one of the more widely accepted practices of increased blood flow.

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Date: 
08/07/2009 - 10:43

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/August 2009

In the larger quilt of sport, long distance runners occupy a unique panel. Unlike the vast majority of athletic endeavors, success in running based endurance events require little fine motor skill or hand eye coordination (most distance runners I know cringe at the thought of attempting a lay-up or catching a frisbee) such as skill based sports (i.e. baseball, basketball, soccer etc.).

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