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Retiring old Brooks shoes

February 14, 2009

It’s time to retire my old Brooks running shoes. While they’ve been great I’ve probably done too many miles in them and need to find a replacement.

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Good stretching and bad stretching before running

November 7, 2008

Although we often hear that it’s bad to stretch before running or exercising, we don’t hear that dynamic stretching as part of a warm up is a good idea.

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Running to save a cormorant

October 14, 2008

This was the first easy run after a few days off. As I headed down the hill through the park I noticed a few people staring at a large bird sitting on the ground so I decided to stop and see if it was OK.

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Running – even late starters slow aging process

August 12, 2008

According to the results of a long term study by Stanford, running in middle and older ages helps to counteract some of the effects of aging and help prolong active lifespan.

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224 pound runner trains for Olympic Marathon

March 13, 2008

This is a truly inspirational story of a British runner weighing 16 stone (224 pounds), who decided to train for the marathon at the Beijing Olympics! Alex Vero originally started running to lose weight and found that he enjoyed it.

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Runners high driven by endorphins

March 6, 2008

It appears that the runners high really does exist and is caused by the release of endorphins. A study by researchers from Munich and University of Bonn used a PET scan to show that specific areas of the brain indicated an increase in endorphins in subjects jogging for two hours.

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Misery of the middle aged runner

February 26, 2008

I was trying to find an excuse why I shouldn’t go out and run today when I came across this story of the 77 year old runner Greg Prom.

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Fun with flat feet, skinny legs and painful patellas

February 23, 2008

When I started running I was expecting a few aches and pains. I’d been fitted with the best shoes for my feet and embarked on an easy plan that wouldn’t finish me off before really getting started. Everything went well for a while but when I reached the point of doing regular 40 minute runs, […]

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Which type of running shoe for which type of foot

February 18, 2008

When I decided to begin running I thought I could just go and buy a cheap pair of trainers and get started. Following this route could have ended up being a painful choice, especially with my feet. The correct choice of shoe is not just important for comfort but also to avoid injury.

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How to calculate running times for various distances

January 17, 2008

The following method is a rough guide to calculating how much time it will take to run a particular distance. This popular method, known as the 4 second rule, gives an idea of the sort of times a runner might achieve in a race.

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