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February 15, 2019View Post
What if you could run 2% to 4% faster without any additional training for longer races such as a marathon? Just a simple change to how you tie your running shoes will make your workouts more comfortable and at the same time help improve your efficiency.
Most people tie their running shoes the same way they were taught to tie regular shoes as a child. However, tying your running shoes the same as street shoes leads to early fatigue, thereby adversely affecting your time.The usual method of tying shoes partially restricts blood flow. To illustrate the point, take a look at the back of your hand. You may be able to see the blue veins. Those are the veins that carry de-oxygenated blood from your hands, back to your lungs for a fresh supply of oxygen. Your feet work the same way. Common practice is to tie the shoe nice …
Running a marathon isn’t as simple as showing up to the line and putting one foot in front of another for 26 miles. Hopefully this post will give an outline on what to expect and give you a greater understanding on just how to run a marathon.
It is important to break down the marathon into different phases and outline what to expect and how to approach each phase. Each one is distinct, and the approach you take will determine how you fare and how you feel in the final miles. This goes for a beginners or elite runners.
Phase one…The Start.
Before the race, many people are worried about the last miles of the race and how they will fare. The reality is this is always an unknown. Every marathon is different, and nobody ever knows when the race will transition to feeling uncomfortable to just plain misery.
This is a reprint from my first blog.
2012 vs 1975, or why are today’s runners so much slower?
The first running boom started in the mid-70s. Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and others introduced Long Distance running to the masses. That running boom is a blip on the radar to what we see today. Races these days may have 10 to 20 times the number of participants compared to 40 plus years ago.
With all the technology in shoes, diet, and training, one would think we should see improvement in our collective overall times. Shockingly nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, just the opposite is occurring
In Jan 1975, I ran the Mission Bay marathon 3 hours and 3 minutes as a 16-year-old. I didn’t think it was anything remarkable at the time as I had a good portion of the runners ahead of me.
With today’s …