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Why Do So Many Leaders Run Marathons?

The marathon has become a mainstream activity – even Oprah has a medal from the Marine Corps Marathon. But when you crunch the numbers, only one tenth of one percent of the population finishes a 26.2-mile event each year. There is a general respect, in our sedentary society, for those who put themselves through the […]

Going The Extra Mile

Even in the toughest of times, we are lucky to live in a country where people still enthusiastically donate their time and money to worthy causes that benefit those less fortunate. For us runners, walkers, bikers, hikers and triathletes, there are a number of charitable organizations that offer programs where we can train and compete […]

The Truth About Energy Bars

When you want to refuel and recover, the right energy bar can make all the difference. “New clinical studies show that carbohydrates combined with some protein supports better muscle refueling and rebuilding”, according to Angela Dorsey, Registered Dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association. Carbs do not build or repair muscle – so it […]

Core Training For Runners

Running speed is a combination of stride length and stride frequency. A strong core helps runners maximize running efficiency by creating a stable foundation to develop these skills. Just as importantly, a strong core helps absorb the impact of striking the ground, reducing stress on the body that’s responsible for many common running injuries.   […]

In Focus

Learning To Do One Thing Well Eventually Leads To Doing All Things Better By John Bingham   People often ask me if, as a writer, I like to read. The answer is yes- although it wasn’t always so. As a child I was an undiagnosed dyslexic. Reading was difficult, comprehension almost impossible, and reading aloud […]

Training For Every Distance

How far do you want to run this year? Too many runners get stuck in a rut of doing the same runs at the same distance at the same speed. Set a goal and choose a distance so you can create the right training plan—and achieve the best results. When famed coach Hal Higdon is […]

Running Trends

Fleet Feet Sports offers this look ahead to what runners can expect in 2009. Apparel Trends • Running Vests: The running vest has been reinvented as the new look in summer jackets. Vests are a perfect layering piece to keep a runner warm while the temperatures fluctuate.   • Shorty Shorts: For a while, men’s […]

Enhance Your Sport Performance

Over the past several years, athletes have continued to defy the odds and break performance barriers once believed to be impossible. In fact, just this past year, Michael Phelps amazed us all by earning eight Olympic Gold Medals in Beijing. Distance runner Haile Gebreselassie dipped under 2:04 and broke his own world record at the […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Announces Race Course

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle officially unveiled its race courses today for both the marathon and half  marathon events, which are set to run from Tukwila to Seattle on Saturday, June 27, 2009.  The courses were formally approved by the City of Seattle Special Events committee last week, and will take in some of the […]