Protein To Make You Run Better

Power of protein for faster running

I read this article link on the Running Times website: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/the-power-of-protein-timing.  I have recently started taking protein supplements and have found it made a tremendous difference to my rate of recovery and my running performance as I wrote in my post Running Better. It is something well worth your attention. … Continue reading

Is Barefoot Running Style Best?

Barefoot Running: Yes or No As with many things in this world, fads come and go.  I think barefoot running fits in here somewhere. A few prophets take up an idea and get a few followers and the fashion grows because it is good or dies because it’s bad.  Some … Continue reading

The New Rules of Running: Go Farther, Faster, Longer. Forget everything you’ve ever heard. It’s all about technique

By Mike Dawson Given that we were built to run, it’s curious how complicated we’ve made the business of going for a jog. Let’s keep it simple: Running properly has nothing to do with what you put (or don’t put) on your feet or what surface you run on and … Continue reading

To Run Better; Start by Ditching Your Nikes

Before the Nikes, before the breathable, antimicrobial running shorts, before the personal fitness coaches, heart rate monitors, wrist-mounted GPS and subscriptions to Runner’s World, you were a runner. And, like all children, you ran barefoot. Now, a small but growing body of research suggests that barefoot is the way adults … Continue reading

Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot

By Anna Hart Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain ‘Minimalist’ shoes such as these now account for 15% of sales But experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say It … Continue reading

More about Stretching

I have just been reading an article in The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine about stretching. If you have read my previous post on the subject, you will remember that I have recently tried out some different ideas.  This is because I read that current thinking is that it does … Continue reading

Injured (Again)

I was out on my short, fast run this morning when disaster struck. There was no reason for it that I could see.  Things were going along as usual and I was running a little slower to prepare myself for the long uphill that I go this way for. Then … Continue reading

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