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How slow should you run on your easy days?

Below is a great article from Running Times this month that discusses training paces and the importance of going slow on your easy days to allow your body to recover.  I really feel this is an area where many runners get stuck logging miles and they end up running them harder than they should be.  They feel running close to their race pace will help prepare them for the race.  We know that pace […]

By |September 14th, 2014|Training|0 Comments
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    To stretch or not to stretch? Impact on performance and injury rates in runners.

To stretch or not to stretch? Impact on performance and injury rates in runners.

Here’s a great post I read on stretching by Thomas Michaud.  I agree that many runners do not stretch as much as was preached in the past.  I myself only stretch or recommend when there is an injury.  Before a race it helps to warm up and do some ballistic stretching, but the days of bending over and touching your toes is kinda outdated.   
The Science of Stretching
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The Benefits of Running Less

Something to consider. Here’s an article by coach Jenny from Runner’s World. My take away from this is rest helps and it may come in the form of running less for some people. Oh, and don’t forget to listen to your body and not your GPS watch!!

There’s nothing that makes me smile bigger than receiving Success Mail. In this case, it was actually a Success Post on my AskCoachJenny Facebook Page. […]

By |September 6th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Vibram FiveFingers Minimalist Golf Shoes

Last weekend was my wife’s family reunion and we had scheduled a golf outing Saturday morning. Of course I had make sure I was wearing something that was attention grabbing. The first thing that most of my friends and family do when they see me is look at my feet to see what I’m wearing. Not to mention, there is no way I was going to wear a pair of stiff soled, narrow toe […]

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    My running shoes lecture from the American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting.

My running shoes lecture from the American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting.

I had the opportunity to present my philosophy on running shoes and injuries at the National Meeting for the American Podiatric Medical Association in Hawaii on July 28, 2014.  The lecture was a debate format in which Dr. Jeffery Ross and I shared our view points and theories.  With over 70 slides and references from peer reviewed journals dating from as far back as the 1970’s to present day, I presented my case on […]

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    Vivobarefoot Lisbon: The best minimalist dress shoe. Hands down.

Vivobarefoot Lisbon: The best minimalist dress shoe. Hands down.

I had to opportunity to wear a pair of the Vivobarefoot dress shoes known as the Lisbon during a lecture on running I gave at the American Podiatric Medical Association National Conference. The easiest and best way to describe them is – flat, no heel, flexible, and looks just like a typical men’s dress shoe. Buts it’s minimal! It even has a wide forefoot! Here’s my review in the standard format.

Shoe Name: Vivobarefoot

Model: Lisbon […]

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    Food for thought on friday: Some running shoes from the 1970s.

Food for thought on friday: Some running shoes from the 1970s.

Running shoes of Ron Hill who won the Boston Marathon in 1970. Note that these shoes are more minimal than most minimal shoes of today. Also note the wear pattern on the shoes indicating a forefoot strike pattern. Hill won the 74th Boston Marathon in 1970 with a course record 2:10:30. He also won gold medals for the marathon at the European Championships in 1969 and the Commonwealth Games in 1970.  Looks like the shoes […]

The React Sidekick: Wearable Security Device

The React Sidekick: Wearable Security Device

 

 

 

 

Hi Kickstarter! We are excited to be here with our first project. If you’ve ever worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one you are going to be excited about the React Sidekick, a low energy Bluetooth device that pairs with our free app putting security within reach when it counts. Please help us bring the React Sidekick into production as we begin our journey to […]

Focusing on Pace

Here’s a great article on pacing that was featured in September’s Runner’s World.  I am going to feature articles and info from the most recent Runner’s World and Running Times as they are released.   It would be great to see more comments and questions in regards to these articles and I will try to dispel some myths that are published in regards to injuries and shoes.  Please keep the comments coming!!!! -Dr. Nick
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Newbies: How to Run Nonstop for 30 Minutes

As posted on Runner’s World.

If you’re already running, here’s how to eliminate walk breaks.
If you’ve been exercising regularly and following a walk/run program for at least six weeks, you’re ready to run nonstop for 30 minutes—without walk breaks. What does “exercising regularly” mean? That’s some combination of running and walking for at least 150 minutes per week (roughly 30 minutes, five days per week). During those workouts you should have been running for […]