Archive for June, 2012


The Bonk or Hitting The Wall.

Have you ever felt so totally drained of energy that it’s incredibly difficult to continue doing anything requiring physical effort? This drained feeling I refer to is nothing to do with illness, pain, legal (or illegal) drugs or alcohol. It is pushing the body physically beyond it’s stored supplies of glycogen energy and not replenishing […]

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Oprah Winfrey Runs Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC.

1994 Marine Corps Marathon Oprah Winfrey, famous TV personality, ran a marathon in 1994. She completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 4 hours 29 minutes, (the average time was 4 hours 44 minutes). What amazes me most about her achievement is finding the time in her truly busy schedule to put in enough training to […]

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Exercise for Weight Loss and Health: Calories Burned in 1 hour

One pound (0.45kg) of body fat = 3500 calories. Average healthy adult daily consumption = 1500 to 2000 calories of quality mixed food and drink sources to perform normal activity levels. Reducing dietary intake by 500 calories / day will equate in a loss of 1 lb (0.45kg) weight per week; however, you may not […]

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Barefoot Running in the Pentland Hills of Scotland With Vibram Five Finger Shoes

On a recent very quick trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, (from Seattle, USA), I travelled super-light taking my Vibram Five Finger shoes as recreational footwear. My brother travelled from Sheffield to meet me on my arrival and we got together with my brother-in-law, who was celebrating his birthday. We joined in the birthday celebrations with plenty […]

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MBT – Masai Barefoot Technology

MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) running shoes are available. They are not actually a sports shoe, but can increase the pleasure of walking or jogging. MBT has developed ‘roll jogging’ which is an innovative training method resembling jogging barefoot in sand; the joints are released and the muscles balanced. Many professional sports men and women utilize […]

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Ease Muscle Pain – Cold Water Immersion

Dr. Mercola has opinions on just about everything and his articles are scientifically well researched. In this article he informs us that there are benefits to cold water immersion after strenuous activity, such as running, to reduce the delayed onset muscle soreness in the days after the event. Brrrrrr!!!!!! Rather you than me mate. Read […]

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Running with Feldenkrais

This article is written by a Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in running. It is about why and how the pelvis needs to move to lead the alternating leg forward and is driven by strong abdominal obliques. Specific core exercises are given targeting the oblique abs to fit the demands of running. Feldenkrais is a certified […]

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Inspiration – Human Spirit – Anyone Can Run

You want some inspiration to start and continue running?? This shows that anyone, I mean anyone, can do it. You will be amazed at the before and after content of this video. It is about the human spirit and what can be accomplished for personal reasons and a good cause. How’s that to get you […]

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Total Motion Release – Tight Hamstrings

Total Motion Release Here’s how to release tight hamstrings very quickly and effectively by using other parts of your body. This method uses slightly different techniques in a different way than traditional methods. It consists of working the good side of your body to make changes to the tight side in simple and quickly performed […]

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