One of the most common debates in training is whether it is better to base workouts on time or distance. In the world of ultra races, running based on time is an accepted approach, even in competition. (In 24-hour races, the runner who covers the most distance in the allotted time wins.)
The popularity of using distance to gauge a workout might be due to the fact that most races are defined by their length. You’ll be hard pressed to find a training plan that doesn’t include specifics such as 400-meter repeats, a 2–4-mile tempo run or a defined-distance long run.
In hopes of shedding light on some of the differences between running based on time and distance, a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise tested 38 children in a 750-meter run. While most of…
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As a Type 2 diabetic, I can certainly agree that sugar needs to be curtailed. With diet and exercise, I am now controlling the T2D without medication for the 1st time in 10 years.
There’s nothing sweet about what too much sugar does to your diet and your health. Sugar has been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, acne, wrinkles and other signs of accelerated aging. But did you know that sugar is as addictive as cocaine, and it’s also damaging to your liver and your brain? What’s more, cancers use sugar to fuel their growth. National surveys show that sugar intake has drastically increased over the past few decades. The average American now consumes 100 pounds of sugar each year. Americans’ daily sugar intake is about 20 teaspoons each — more than 300 calories from added sugars alone. Read on for 15 important reasons why you should decrease the sugar in your diet starting today.
1. Sugar May Be Addictive
Have you ever noticed that the more sweets you eat, the more you crave? According to brain scans, sugar…
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Run long enough, you’re bound to experience it: Mezamashii. What is that, exactly? The word itself – Mezamashii – means “eye-opening” or “brilliant.” But, in the more soulful sense, it’s the euphoric feeling of a brilliant run.
Have you had that Mezamashii run? Show us!
Document your incredible, inspiring, blissful runs and share them. Capture the moment with a photo or video, and upload it on Twitter, Instagram or Vine. Use the hashtag #mezamashiirun.
“Mizuno is constantly searching to find more sensational, energized, mezamashii running. And now you can help by showing them what mezamashii running means to you. The next time you go on one of these incredible runs, take a picture and upload…
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Nobody needs to know the benefits of running when they first add it in their routine. Walkers who switched to running have discovered that it enhances positive feelings, elates the body and mind. While running, the person puts himself through various challenges of fatigue, aches and more physical work. Not to worry, because this is just a sequence of gearing up. All athletes and runners will experience an afterglow and mind revitalization that is part of the sport.
The endless list of rewards just keeps on coming for the rest of the day even after your routine ends. Consider a small list of rewards that will change your mind and compel you switch plain walking to running.
- It uses more calories
- It is more relaxing and rejuvenating
- It improves the tendency of the body for sustained physical energy
- It offers a sense of accomplishment
- It has more freedom than any…
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Simon Sandoval of Makati City, Metro Manila sets a New Course Record for a Local Pinoy Ultra Runner at the 40th Edition of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race (WS100), considered as the oldest and most prestigious ultra marathon mountain trail race in the world. He finished the race in 27 hours 9 minutes 53 seconds with a ranking of 156th out of 277 finishers in the second hottest edition in the history of the race where the temperature registered triple digits as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the mountain canyons of the Sierra Nevada…
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Have you wondered what is so beneficial about hemp milk or almond milk? In general they are pretty much the same in the way they are processed; blended up with water added to the consistency of your liking. But their actual components is what separates the two.
It’s funny when hemp milk is mentioned to someone who does not know about the benefits of it. People automatically get an image of the 60’s and envision marijuana leaves.
It is easier to digest for those that are lactose “intolerant”. Also lacks the common allergens that can cause things such as gastric distress to migraines to anaphylactic shock. Sadly all of those allergens are found in cow’s milk. See that should be reason enough to look outside the box.
A single 8 ounce glass of hemp milk contains 900 mg Omega 3 Fatty Acids and 2800 mg Omega 6…
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Morning runners may get their workouts out of the way, but Summer is the perfect time for a cool evening run. Here’s how to motivate to get jogging after work instead of heading for the couch.
If you’re tired: Heat, humidity, and hectic days can make it difficult to look forward to a run after work. To help motivate you to get out there, use a few tricks to re-energize. Drinking lots of water or an iced decaf coffee or eating a pre-workout snack in the afternoon can be all you need to get back on track.
If you’re busy: Between dinners with friends and entertaining out-of-school kids, your Summer calendar is filling up fast. But if you find that you’re skipping out on your runs because your evenings fill with errands and events, it’s time to make your fitness a priority. Put your runs on the…
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Heather Koski, Guest Contributor (Seattle, WA) – Maybe you’re a recreational runner who runs when the conditions are “right” or you’re mildly interested in running, but don’t know how to begin. Maybe you’re a seasonal runner who runs when the weather warms up or a race enthusiast who enjoys competing on the weekends.
Anybody who identifies with these descriptions or any other running types would likely agree that running more consistently is on their list of things to improve.
Consider these 10 tips to start running more consistently and ultimately improve your running regime.
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