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Archive for July, 2012

July 31st, 2012

Picking a Running Coach

Coaches With RunnerDeciding you need a running coach might not be what comes to your mind when you think back to when you got started running. But for many people, a coach would be extremely beneficial to both their running and their health.

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July 24th, 2012

Focus Like An Elite Runner

Focused RunnerPeople who have never been coached before, sometimes wonder if the difference that separates them from elite runners is purely physical. It most certainly is not. Physical superiority plays a part but competitive running is one of the most mentally intense sports there is. If you know how to focus, you can be sure that you’re performing at the peak of your abilities.

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July 20th, 2012

Foam Rollers Are Awesome – Why You Should Use One

Foam RollerFoam rollers are great. I cannot recommend them enough. Using one provides health benefits, but even if it didn’t, it feels good to use! Foam rollers are essentially a way to give yourself a massage. Made from a dense foam material, they are able to apply firm but gentle pressure to your muscles. If you’ve never tried it, rolling over what is basically a denser version of a noodle that you might find at a swimming pool might seem odd, but there are many benefits.

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July 17th, 2012

Training Tips – Running In Place

Run in PlaceWhat Can Running in Place Do For You?

Running in place is one of the simplest but most effective drills you can do. It helps you:

  • Warm up
  • Improve your foot strike
  • Improve your torso positioning
  • Learning how to use your arms
  • Becoming aware of your form

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July 13th, 2012

Running Form Tips – Torso

Tips For Your Torso

Use these quick tips to make immediate improvements to your running form!

  1. Keep your back straight. Do not bend it. Stand tall.
  2. “Straight” does not mean “vertical”. Your back needs to be flat, but you should be leaning slightly forward from the ankles.
  3. Do not tense your back. Keep it straight, but not tense. Relax. Click to continue reading…