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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400As a triathlete and a triathlon coach, I attended this year's TCR 2011 at Sandown Racecourse with the sole objective of launching the Palm Paddle into the triathlon world. Being there to promote a new product it forced me to question the many passers-by (looking interested or not!) about their swim ability. As a triathlon coach and a participant for over 20 years, I suspected that asking the question "are you interested in improving your swim technique" might provoke some thought process and hopefully get a positive response. In the majority of cases, the question had the desired effect - yes, I definitely need to improve my swimming.
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Regardless of whether you happen to be planning to do a marathon for the first time, or hoping to improve your performance, a marathon training programme is absolutely crucial to your being successful. This particular write-up will look at some of the issues which are extremely important when it comes to selecting which marathon training programme to adopt. We'll also explain to you where exactly to access a number of of the World's best marathon training programmes and highlight their particular strengths and disadvantages.
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400It seems to be the common perception that the best way to get a sport scholarship is to train and work hard at sports and wait to be discovered. Traditionally, this passive approach to the recruiting process has meant that athletes must rely on coaches and people in the community in order for them to be discovered by college coaches looking for athletes to play in their program.
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Using a heart rate monitor is a valuable tool in training particularly if you are training for a marathon. The key area of fitness you will be developing while training for a marathon is endurance. This can be challenging because the athlete has to slow things down from their normal faster pace to effectively develop aerobically. This means running with your heart rate rather then trying to be the fastest in your training group. Whether your goal is to run a fast marathon or finish, using a heart rate monitor is a key to smarter training.
Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Runners are raving about the Asics Gel Running Shoes. Runners with normal arches and mild overpronators will find this an excellent stability running shoes. Asics running shoes have always been known for their innovative design and technology. Gel-Kayano certainly speaks of this novel piece.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500There was a time in the history of women when people thought females simply shouldn't run as a sport. The conventional wisdom was that women were too fragile and vulnerable to endure the consistent impact and exertion of running. Some doctors even promoted the idea that athletic running could harm in woman's ability to have children! Fortunately for women everywhere that day is over. Running is a fast-growing hobby and sport for men and women of all ages. Although once considered rough on the back, bones, and knees, with the proper attire running is a safe and life-giving enterprise.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500When gymnasts start training at an early age, they are exposed to various pieces of gymnastics equipment that might seem foreign and unapproachable. All of the gymnastics equipment will seem so large to a person that stands less than four feet tall. By the end of their first year of training though, these same gymnasts will have a very different view of this equipment and feel that a part of them is missing if they miss a day practicing on it.
Fri, 26 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Running marathons can be a fantastic way to push yourself far beyond your average confines. They help make getting into very great shape easier than it ever has been in the past. The extremely intense workout necessary for a marathon can be difficult to do every day, but if the timeline is there, often being motivated is generally not a problem.
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500This can happen: after three years of long runs, races and lots of speed work, you find out that you are getting fed up with doing a session 'because it was on the schedule', or because everyone else was doing it. If you already have two disappointing marathons, try considering base-building. It will open up a whole new lease of life for you. Then you will know why you are doing each run, and if you're an inquisitive type, this will give you more pleasure and motivation.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Last August 16, in Beijing, we saw a massive upset in the semifinal heat of the 100-meter sprint when one of the pre-race favorites, Tyson Gay, failed to qualify by 0.02 seconds. It was supposed to be the scene for the biggest race of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the sprint to see who will be crowned the world's fastest man.
Sun, 26 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400You must have probably tried this in your fist time of upping your mileage during a marathon training: Going from eight-minute miling to 10-minute miling but then your legs just would not go faster. But once you'd adapted to the extra miles it got easier, until one day you went out expecting the normal struggle and found that you just flew along. Take heart! It gets better as you adapt.
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400Asafa Powell, while waiting for the Athletics schedule in Beijing, says drug tests could affect his 100-meter performance. Powell fears that the continuous blood tests he has received in the last few days can affect his chances of winning his first 100-meter title in the Olympic Games.
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500It can be extremely exhausting if you're training or a triathlon, but know this: It doesn't have to be that way. Although a triathlon will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally, it can be a lot of fun too.
Sun, 22 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400As a lifelong runner, master's and senior competitor in track, I have read hundreds of stories on techniques addressing specific aspects of training. It was not until I bought and read Running, The Lydiard Way that training philosophy became more important than individual workouts to achieve specific results. Lydiard's work is a textbook not only on his philosophy of running but also on the physiology of exercise.
Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Every coach starts out the new season with his own philosophy of how his athletic program should be built and maintained. Many coaches consider a good, strong foundation is needed to center the program around. Several factors in building this strong foundation include physical development, mental development and career development along with recruiting, faculty and parent support.
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500How can you improve your performance at your next tennis game or soccer match? Taking care of your body and mind might be the key. Here are 5 tips for improving your physical and athletic performance.
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Are you an older athlete or fitness enthusiast? Here are some ideas of how to stay in the game and improve performance. This last weekend, I met with someone who I haven't seen for 8 years or so. This person, a quiet and very kind man, was my training partner for my first marathon 12 years ago. It was great to see him - not only because he looks so fit and healthy at age 57, but also because it was only this weekend that I truly felt the way that he "touched" my life so many years ago.
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400Gymnastics is increasingly getting positioned as the most popular sport in the world. What attracts and fascinates people is the graceful and acrobatic movements that the gymnasts are able to perform. Many enthusiasts like to watch gymnastics competitions on television. Many children join gymnastics clubs with the hope of becoming the next Olympic star or being able to do flips on a balance beam that most gymnasts do with ease.
Sat, 16 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400Marathons are becoming more and more popular these days. Marathons in large cities around the United States have started lotteries to pick the participants because of overwhelming registrations. At Liveleantoday.com, we wanted to support people with their marathon training programs. If you are going to make the commitment to train for a marathon lets make the effort count.
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400I love talking with people who are considering running a marathon. I think it is one of the best things that someone can do with their life and health. It is quite funny, however, to sit down with someone that is considering running a marathon to see what their plan of preparation is for their big run. Quite often people have no real plan for preparation.
Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400Did you ever wonder why there are so many types of running shoes and athletic footwear styles? The main reason is to avoid foot injuries by creating a shape and style of shoe that is appropriate for different sports and activities.
Wed, 10 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Having a coach to see and guide you through a competition is not enough to be an ace athlete. Someone must coach you until you reach mastery. That someone ought to be a real athlete himself, coached or "fathered" through a long process by a qualified "father" in athletic training.
Mon, 08 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Its been a long time since I raced in Kona, but I don't believe the Ironman-Hawaii course has changed all that much. The swim course I'm sure, is much the same as it was back in the early 80's. Its truly unforgettable. Water so warm, that wetsuits are unnecessary. Tropical fish to marvel at for pretty well the length of the entire course. Water so clear, the bottom is clearly visible. The better to see the scuba divers sitting on the ocean floor, waving at you.
Thu, 04 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400What scares you the most about your upcoming ironman race? What's your fear-factor? As fit as a person is going into the first career Ironman, the fear-factor is in the equation as the big day creeps ever closer. As cool and confident as many participants may appear, there is almost always something that fills them with a certain amount of misgiving and anxiety.
Wed, 03 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Now the dust has - just - settled on the streets of the London Marathon let's spare a thought for all those non-runners. Even before the race start, competition was keen with over 50,000 disappointed applicants unable to take part and the situation is no different across all the World Marathon Majors.