Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner.
- Forward is a pace.
- “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus
- I breathe in strength. I breath out weakness.
- Smiling during a workout releases hormones that make your brain perceive the effort as less, which translates to your body feeling better.
- Research suggests that people who engage in personality-appropriate activities will stick with the activities longer, enjoy their workout more and ultimately have a greater overall fitness experience.
- A number of studies have proven that strengthening weak hips is more effective at relieving knee pain than focusing on improving knee function.
- Forty-five degrees is the optimal race day temperature, based on scientific testing of how the body reacts to different temps.
- The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments.
- The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports showed that runners rotating at least two pairs of shoes were 39 percent less likely to get injured.
- Embrace the slow.
- Most runners should be able to take off at least 3 weeks without any loss in fitness gains.
- A study in the Journal of Neurological Sciences showed that it takes a minimum of 14 days for muscle inflammation to decrease and return to full power post marathon; other studies have proven it can compromise the immune system for the same period of time.