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Be an Economical Runner & Save Energy!

Long distance running is learning how to make every move in your body efficient. I spent some quality time pounding the pavement and thinking about how I could become more efficient: Perfect Stride Length Balance w/ Arm Swing Breathing Styles Lengthening Stride: The common theme found from research indicates that increasing the stride increases the amount of energy burned. Ken Mierke of Run Richmond says it best, Few runners understand what a critical role stride length and stride frequencyplay in […]

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I Hate Carrying My Keys When I Run

I Hate Carrying My Keys When I Run

I hate carrying things when I run, like keys and other things you can’t just, leave laying around. My friend Drew Jackson has been into running quite a bit and was wearing this little pouch thingy on his shoes. He explained what it was, and I had to have one. I love it ~ I bought mine at the Footzone in Redmond, but I’m pretty sure any running store will carry the product. It velcros around the laces and works […]

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Run Faster with Yoga

Run Faster with Yoga

Half Moon Pose can make you run faster. “Get Out” I say, Elaine style. Yes. It’s true my friends. “How can this be?” You ask. There are several reasons: 1. Skeletal Alignment: Many years ago a running friend told me ‘You can run faster if you eliminate additional energy from bouncing around into moving forward.’ In Yoga, your body begins to align itself and when your running, these inefficiencies of the body are essentially removed. I feel very German at […]

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When I was a kid

When I was a kid

On Saturday, I felt ambitious and did a session of Bikram Yoga and went for a 6.5 mile run. I waited about an hour in between, to assure (what I thought) was a proper Recovery. But the ligaments on the backs of my legs are still sore and my hip muscles are recoiling like a snapped rubber band. Monday was my day to relax, and I’ve been randomly stretching my legs to keep them from tightening up. The Yoga session […]

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