Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at
Since 1979, when Nike Air made it’s debut with the Nike Tailwind running shoe, the Air technology has been used in a wide selection of Nike running shoes proving to be a very versatile shoe. The Air technology is basically “gas encapsulated in the polyurethane”. These gas filled plastic membranes are inserted in the soles of the runners to provide cushioning. Trust Nike to come up with this one.
Nike has manufactured some great “air” runners to choose from. Although, most are for the small to medium framed high mileage runner. I am a large framed runner and used the Air Pegasus for years and although I loved the shoe when it was new, I found that they just broke down to quickly for me. Read the rest of this post
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at
Whether you run 5 K’s, 10 K’s or marathons, sports nutrition plays an important part in your running plan. Listed below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about nutrition and running.
Q: In order to stay properly hydrated, how much fluid or water do I need to drink? Read the rest of this post
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at
One of the more frequent questions runners ask me is what to eat before a race. There’s no one right answer (though Big Macs would be a definite no-no), but there are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to choosing what to eat before a big race.
Choosing What To Eat Before a Race
Do: Eat something light. The last thing you want is to stuff down a large meal that will leave you wanting to have a nap rather than run a race. For shorter events you don’t need very much in your stomach at all. Some people even skip breakfast before a short race, although I wouldn’t recommend it. Some toast, a bagel or a piece of fruit is all you need. Read the rest of this post
Friday, September 9th, 2011 at
Toning shoes are the latest footwear trend for busy people trying to find a way to shape their lower body muscles without having to go to the gym. According to current market research, toning shoes have now become the fastest growing segment of the athletic footwear industry.
Toning shoes are different from regular shoes in that they have rounded soles which cause the feet and lower legs to rock forward a little with each step. This in turn activates the stabilizing muscles near the knee and ankle joints, strengthening them and burning more calories. Read the rest of this post
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at
The Rock n Roll marathon series takes place in 19 locations in the United States and, as of next year, Europe with Madrid, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland joining the party. The Rock n Roll series is owned and operated by the Competitor Group, which took over from Elite Racing in 2008.
Rock n Roll marathons are pretty much what you’d expect, marathon and half marathon races with live bands all along the course, a big musical bash at the finish and more Elvis costumes than you can shake a stick at. Most of the races offer a free beer at the end of the race, and some even have actual cheerleading squads in addition to the regular spectators. It all adds up to a big party which is perfect, if that’s what you’re looking for in a race. Read the rest of this post