Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner. 

Rating: 4/5

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • 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.  

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