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Archive for September, 2012

September 25th, 2012

Common Running Injuries – Muscle Pulls

Gatton Hall 10K Run - July 2011 - The Leading Lady in the Home StraightMuscle pulls are one of the few common injuries that strike runners – that isn’t an overuse injury. Being tired can reduce your ability to cope with an unusual situation like the sudden tree root, buried beneath uncut grass, that you unknowingly step on. However, muscle pulls are more related to your muscle strength and flexibility level. Taking care of your body is going to help you prevent them. Read on to see what happens when you pull a muscle. Click to continue reading…

September 18th, 2012

A Look at the New Nike Plus for Runners

Nike Plus DashboardBack in June, we wrote a review about the Nike Plus SportBand and it’s website, Nike Plus. The review was mainly about the SportBand, not the website that tracked all of your data. Right before the review was published, Nike announced that they would revamp the Nike Plus website in anticipation of it’s new line of shoes and products to promote something called Nike Fuel – a supposed metric they developed that would allow you to track ALL of your movement to come up with a true measure of how active you really are. This update also promised to not disrupt the Nike Plus running community, which would receive the additional Nike Fuel measure and a new and improved user experience on the website. We were skeptical of the proposed changes to go along with the marketing push, but after some initial usage, it appears to be improved.

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September 11th, 2012

Our Best Tweets – August 2012

We’ve worked hard to build a Twitter account (@sleekrunning) that shares not only articles from our own site, but articles from other websites and tweets from around the internet. Our mission is to help keep you healthy so you can enjoy running while achieving your goals. Wherever we find the best information, we’ll share it with you – no matter who it’s from. Here are our best tweets from August, in case you missed them:

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September 4th, 2012

Running Like the Kenyans Do (Part II)

Football FieldIn the first part of this article, we learned about how the unique culture, climate, and attitude of Kenya contributes to their superb distance running abilities. We also accepted that we aren’t going to magically become as talented as a Kenyan simply by doing as they do (they say imitation is the highest form of flattery). However, we did point out four things that Kenyans do when training that you can apply to your own. We’re back today with four more points that will help you improve your form, your speed, and help prevent injury.

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