This week was Phase 4 of the Kinetic Revolution 30-Day Challenge. I think some of the exercises have been pretty amazing– about as important as Phase 2 was two weeks ago. Here’s what I’ve been doing, as well as some additions I’ve made. Continue reading
Injury Prevention and Treatment
How Do World-Class Old Guys Stay in Shape
Who doesn’t love Fauja Singh? Any guy who can run a marathon at 100 years old is pretty impressive. But this post is about folks a little younger (in their 60’s and 70’s) who run a whole lot faster. Think sub-3:00 marathons at 70 years old. For the past several months, Canute’s Efficient Running Site has been running a series of posts on how exceptional older runners stay in shape and train. It is definitely a fantastic read. Here’s a quick recap of what I learned– plus my take on how to be a great older runner. While I can’t give you any advice for living long enough to even be in Fauja’s age group, I can tell you how to train to beat him.
Day 6 Update: Kinetic Revolution 30-Day Challenge
A few days ago, I signed up the Kinetic Revolution’s 30-Day Challenge. I’m now up to Day 6– the end of the first phase. Here’s what I’ve been up to so far. Continue reading
How to Do 8-Second Uphill Sprints
In the past, I’ve recommended that multisport athletes do short 8-10 second uphill sprints. It’s part of my general training program and overall philosophy towards training. Jason Fitzgerald over at Strength Running just put together a post and a video that describes how to do hill sprints. My comments after the break. Continue reading
Older Athletes Need Stronger Calves
All older runners (but especially men) are at an increased risk of calf strains. This week, I noticed that my left calf was feeling a bit ticklish, so I thought it was prudent to talk about how to avoid this catastrophic injury. Continue reading
Fund runScribe on Kickstarter and Add Even More Great Features
A funny thing happens when a lot of people sign up quickly for a Kickstarter project– the creators use the extra funding to reach for a “stretch goal,” If you care anything about your running performance and want to avoid getting injured, you’ll want to read more and back this project! Continue reading
More Information About RunScribe
Yesterday, Nick Pang over at the Natural Running Center had a great post on the runScribe running kinematics monitor. To me, the great takeaway from the article was the specific data points that we should be interested in when I’m evaluating running shoes. This is a mini-post sharing what I learned– and an idea about how to make this data even more awesome and usable. Continue reading
Prevent Running Injuries and Screen Your Running Shoes with RunScribe
A review of RunScribe just came in from Steve Magness and I thought it was so important that I had to share it with you immediately. If you care about your running and don’t want to keep getting injured, read on. Continue reading
20% off Compex for USAT Members Until End of Month
Wow, this is timely. The morning after I posted my review on my experience with a Compex EMS, USAT sends its members a notice that they can get 20% off Compex EMS devices at http://www.shopcompex.com by using code “USAT2014”. Offer expires September 1, so hurry!
Product Review: Using a Compex EMS for Recovery, Strengthening, and Injuries
For years and years, I’ve used and loved my Compex electrical muscle stimulators (EMS). I use it primarily when I get injured and when I need some intense recovery that I think is somewhat comparable to a massage. Here’s why I think they belong in every age group athlete’s bag of tricks.
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