Posts tagged running
Posts tagged running
I gotta get myself back into running shape before marathon training starts.
In the short term I want to be able to do my pre-training runs non-stop.That shouldn’t be hard considering they’re short runs but my lungs are just being passive-aggressive bitches right now.
With that said, I need to make sure I lace up the Asics after work and put a few miles on them. That definitely interferes with my drinking schedule but sacrifices must be made right?
On a recent run, a new girl to our group kicked all of our butts on the final hill. Turns out she’s a spin instructor and she credits it for her running success.
My ass and bike seats don’t get along too well and my quads aren’t really in shape to be spinning but I’m willing to give this a try.
99 Year Old Woman Breaks World Record In Sprinting
Even though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, she took first place in the record books. The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York finished the 100-meter race Tuesday with a time of 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed the event in an internationally certified race, according to her daughter, Shelley Keeling.
Ida, standing 4 feet 6 and weighing 83 pounds, started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief over losing her two sons.
“I was so depressed, and my daughter wanted to take me on a mini run,” Keeling said before the race (via the Akron Beacon Journal). “After it was finished, I felt relaxed and relieved.”
“She was sinking deeper and deeper,” Shelley said (via the Akron Beacon Journal). “I said, ‘Mama, you had four kids, but I only have one mother. You’re coming out with me.’ I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I knew I had to try something.”
Keeling lives by herself in a studio apartment and uses the gym twice a week in addition to running and yoga, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Shelley, 63, is a real estate investor who coaches track at Fieldston School in the Bronx.
The kettlebell swing is a great exercise to teach runners how to develop explosive power while strengthening the hamstrings, glutes and back muscles. Somet
Best kettlebell coaching video I’ve seen. Going to incorporate these into my run training!
The Los Angeles Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon & Mini Marathon features top bands taking runners through a tour of Downtown LA and Hollywood. Register today!
Well…I guess this is officially happening. Who’s coming with me?
Learn this great leg exercise called Duck Walks. It increases leg strength very quickly when performed regularly.
Just found out these exist. I want to incorporate them into my run training but I’m a little worried about how it’ll wear on the knees.
Has anybody used them? Benefits? Downside?
During the first Olympic Marathon in 1896 Greek runner Spyridon Lewis stopped at a local inn for a glass of wine during the race. He won.
-via Drunken History
Want to blow by your competition? Learn how to tackle the downhill.
I know it’s kind of ironic but I HATE hills! I’m actually looking forward to trying out these tips on my next hill run though.
I still get asked how far a marathon is. :/