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christeatime: I’ve been working on my abs for a while now…like months. But I always have this annoying little pooch, or what have you, that I cannot seem to get rid of. I stumbled upon this, and have possibly found a reason why it’s there. “anterior pelvic tilt” happens when the pelvis front drops…
By Meghan G. Loftus We’ve written before about the potentially positive effects of drinking beet juice, but anew study has found that eating baked beets—which are arguably more palatable than beet juice—also leads to measurable performance improvements. In the study, researchers had 11 subjects complete two 5-K time trials on treadmills. Before one, they ate baked beets, and before the...
Elite Core and Dynamic Warm-Ups
There’s no doubt that distance runners need to strengthen their core and properly warm-up for a run. But the days of crunches and pre-run static stretching are over. High school kids, Division I runners, and professional athletes are all spending more time getting ready to run with dynamic warm-ups and core exercises. I used to skip the gym because I just didn’t like to lift. I still don’t...
6 Ways to Prevent Calf Injury
You know what they say – prevention is the best medicine. Wish it was as easy as that, but it can be. Apparently we were made for running so we should never struggle with calf pain, pulls and tears – right? Pah! It seems that some people were born to run injury free, while most were born to battle with injury. Yet there is wisdom that can be applied to reduce the likelihood of injury. Diet Your...
The Runner In Me: Three Plans for A Faster 5K →
therunnerinme: A 3.1-mile race is a great way to step up your training and target a time goal. Use the following workouts and tips to nail your new PR. (Make sure to follow these tips for running faster on your rest days, too!) Break 30 Minutes The Pace 9:39 per mile Who’s up for it? Runners who log…
Running is tough. It’s tough physically. It’s tough mentally. But once you’ve...– Keith Combs, Runner’s World Challenger of the Week (via runningislife)