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Summer is the season of swimming, tennis, and being outdoors. But along with summer sports, the season brings sprained ankles, pulled muscles and shin splints....
 
 
 
The runners high is real. It isn’t a myth. I’ve been there……briefly. I think it’s very elusive for most of us, although it seems to be easier for women to find.
 
There were several discussions about the Runner’s High on the Forums a few years ago, mostly by women. As a result of those discussions, I gained some different perspectives on the subject from listening to the experiences of some female runners, who have a much better grasp than I of the philosophical and psychological aspects of running.....
 
 
 
Concrete is a much harder surface than asphalt or macadam. It’s the worst commonly encountered surface that you can run on and should be avoided like the plague. To compare the “hardness” of concrete and asphalt, hit each surface with a hammer and see how it feels to your hand and arm. You will find quite a difference. You will leave a dent in the asphalt, but not in the concrete.....
 
 
 
Your muscles should feel sore on some days after you exercise.

If you go out and jog the same two miles at the same pace, day after day, you will never become faster, stronger or have greater endurance. If you stop lifting weights when your muscles start to burn, you won’t feel sore on the next day and you will not become stronger....

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Essential Fuel for An Efficient Running Machine

Just like an engine needs the proper fuel, so do our bodies. Although we’re aware of the need for an adequate mix of carbohydrates and protein, one more important ingredient completes the equation for endurance and strength: fat. But that doesn’t mean that deep-fried buffalo wings will provide enough energy to finish out the last two miles – it takes the right type of fat. Omega-3 fatty acids, to be exact.....

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B Vitamins: Crucial nutrients for an active lifestyle

Vitamins are called micronutrients because they are only needed in miniscule amounts. These micronutrients are what enable the macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and protein) to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances that allow for proper growth and development.

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Expand your comfort zones; improve “running strength”

Running strength isn’t quite as definitive as VO2Max or lactate threshold. It’s a bit ambiguous. However, as I view it, it has two components: physiological and psychological....

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