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Happy New Year! We are 2 weeks into 2021. How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Many people set running goals to start off the new year, whether it is to finally start to run, hit a number of miles, reach a new distance goal like a marathon, or achieve a faster time. Comment below what your goals are and include any running related questions that we can answer to help you meet your goals. Please share with any of your running friends and stay tuned to answers for all your questions!
Complement from a patient today when I asked her whether she wanted a printout of a new exercise: "No thank you, that was miserable enough I won't forget it!"
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Happy Friday! 🙂 You may find us updating and improving our policies during this time to keep our Optimal Motion family safe and healthy. Here are some new ways we are doing just that. As always feel free to call us or check our website for more info!
Safety first! Whether it's a mountain lion, traffic, cyclists, or other people and things that can harm you, be aware of your surroundings.
Earbuds (or rather, the lack thereof) may have been the thing that saved a Colorado trail runner from an attack by a mountain lion.
Great Job, Michael!
washingtoncitypaper.com “He ran more than 262 miles in the last 10 days. And today, he finished the last 5K of a marathon in under six-minute pace. That’s insane.”
Make sure to enjoy the extra hour of sleep and don't show up to the start an hour early! Good luck to all racing tomorrow!
letsrun.com The greatest marathoner in history has run the greatest marathon in history, 2:01:39, and taken 78 seconds off the WR, marking the biggest improvement in the WR in 41 years, thanks to a 60:33 second half.
Who is doing their core work today? Strong core=strong running and reduced risk of injuries! What is your favorite or most unique core exercise?
Uống bia nhiều là phải tập Gym
Survey for women runners 18+ regarding bone health
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theglobeandmail.com New study suggests braking force – or the amount your front foot pushes backward horizontally as you land – is best predictor for potential injury
theguardian.com Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter
Don't "stay thirsty"
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
In secret, an imposter signs up for Boston Marathon... when a race official finds out he immediately attacks.
Feel free to pass this on! ❤️
Happy National Running Day!
[06/03/18] If you or someone you know is interested in coaching, there is the possibility of a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Level I coaching seminar being held in DC at the end of July/beginning of August if there is enough interest. If interested, post here or send a message and I will give you further info.
runwashington.com Local specialty running store are facing competition from different directions, and are fighting back with creativity, service and adaptability.
Good Luck to everyone running The Boston Marathon tomorrow!
If we don't follow the rules that are set up, we are simply a bunch of heathens running aimlessly around. So glad that they are enforcing the rules!
letsrun.com Nearly 20 months after the 10,000 finished, Farah has been DQd for stepping inside the rail on the next to last turn. Seb Coe heralded the DQ of Farah saying it showed how track is becoming "innovative, braver, and more creative" and catering to a new generations of fans who were raised with instant...
This: "The reason a higher stride rate is ideal is two-fold, said Daniels. Most casual runners run at a slower rate with longer steps. A higher step rate forces smaller strides, which brings a runner’s feet more directly under them instead of out in front, decreases the injuries associated with overstriding, and increases efficiency."
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/07/training/make-a-high-stride-rate-work-for-you_54957#e38hCksk4Er8GKgc.99
running.competitor.com Over and over, top runners maintain consistently high stride rates—and so should you.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable.
-Sir Roger Bannister
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're correct.
wsj.com Olympians often seem to achieve the impossible in competition. But what about the rest of us? New research suggests that even weekend athletes can dramatically extend their physical and psychological limits.
And may all your miles be merry!
Nice to see non-majors sticking to their guns and trying to keep the sport clean. It has to be hard for the smaller organizations who can't test everyone but want to offer prize money to honest athletes.
runnersworld.com Three top finishers of two races on Sunday were scrubbed from the results, because their manager has a history of working with tainted athletes.
letsrun.com Ten years ago this week, the running world lost one of its own when Ryan Shay collapsed and died 5.5 miles into the Olympic Marathon Trials. A decade later, his loss still hurts but his ability to inspire lives on.
Great snippet via Kenny Moore talking to Frank Shorter. See the myth of greatness following Steve Magness words of getting out of a rut
peakperformancebook.net Interesting Thought: Getting Out of a Rut Last week, I wrote about emotional agility , or the ability to hold a variety of emotions at once—happiness, joy, and ...
Jake Likes Onions
Maybe he's running from the truth
Running for your back health
spinalnewsinternational.com New research published in Scientific Reports has shown for the first time that human intervertebral discs may strengthen in response to certain forms of exercise. Whilst degeneration has been associated with certain activities in the past, exercise has never before been shown linked to improvements…
washingtonfamily.com Matt and Sarah Rodjom of Fairfax, VA were overjoyed when they found out they were expecting twin daughters in the spring of 2011.
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