Archive for the ‘Running Tips’ Category


Running in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is a small tropical island a few miles East of mainland Puerto Rico and can be easily reached by air from San Juan or ferry from Fajardo. Its North coast abuts the Atlantic whilst its South coast languishes in Caribbean waters. Vieques is far from overcrowded and has many perfect typically tropical beaches and […]

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Muscle Tears and Micro-Tears.

Muscles need to work otherwise they become flaccid, lazy and prone to inflexibility. Healthy muscles have good tone with efficient blood and oxygen supply. Healthy muscles flush cellular metabolic waste adequately. How do we create and keep healthy muscles? Use them regularly through normal activity. Feed their cellular structure correctly, (minerals, vitamins, water). Train them […]

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IT Band – Foam Rolling

A very effective way of softening a tight IT Band is using a foam roller as described below. Lie on the ground on your side with a long straight body, no bending at the waist. Make sure one hip is directly under the other so your pelvis is not leaning forward or backward. The lower […]

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IT Band Stretch – Extreme

There are many ways to stretch any muscle. Some are more effective than others. The following stretch is fairly extreme and requires some caution when performing it. I have used this stretch for many years to keep my IT Bands in good condition, which also assists in knee alignment for painfree running. Review photo on […]

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Heart Health Benefits of Running

  Running is one of the most popular athletic activities for both fitness and fun. Although it can be challenging and exhausting, men and women run every day for a variety of reasons. Some of the most important benefits from the sport are health-related. Improving heart health is one of the biggest motivators for people […]

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Mt. Angeles and Hurricane Hill Jogs – Olympic National Park

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 I was at a loose end. I phoned Olympic National Park information line 360-565-3131 at 8 am to get the weather report … “34*F, no peaks and valleys visible, South winds 17 mph, road wet”. Didn’t sound too good but I considered that it might improve by midday and a bit […]

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Rogue River Trail – 40 mile Trail Run in a Day

Swan song:  A final accomplishment or performance (www.dictionary.com) Rogue River Trail run became my personal swan song for long distance running. Here’s why and how. Background. How do you celebrate your 62nd birthday, early social security age? I had a crazy notion to run 62 miles/100k … but after a single 18 mile test run […]

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Tips To Increase A Runner’s Cadence

Guest Article supplied by: Dan Chabert Writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Dan is an entrepreneur, husband and ultramarathon distance runner. He spends most of his time on runnerclick.com and he has been featured on runnerblogs all over the world. Running is an incredibly repetitive sport. Literally speaking, all we do is propel ourselves in a generally forward […]

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Hip Pain – Inguinal Zone, Back or Leg

Inguinal zone pain can be a precursor to hip joint issues, among many other things. The inguinal ligament lies deep within the groin area; which is where your abdomen meets your legs. Hip Problems excerpted from: How To Run For Your Life. Pain Free With No Compensations.   Piriformis Syndrome (False Sciatica) The piriformis is […]

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IT Band Pain – (IlioTibial Band – Lateral Thigh – Outer Thigh)

Excerpted from: How To Run For Your Life. Pain Free With No Compensations. The IT band is a complex piece of tendon running down the outside of the upper leg. The “band” is more like fascial webbing and often adheres itself to the underlying lateral quadriceps muscle (vastus lateralis). The “band” bypasses the outside of […]

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