Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bionic Runner offers a low-impact take on traditional running

Bionic Runner offers a low-impact take on traditional running: "Running may be a great source of exercise, but it isn't exactly a low-impact workout – in fact, many runners are injured by the repeating jarring of their feet against the ground. That's why Australian startup Run4 developed the Bionic Runner. It looks like a seatless bicycle and is designed to replicate the motion of running, but without the "hard landing" at the bottom of every stride."



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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Help Kids be Active on Give to The Max Day MN!

Help Kids be Active on Give to The Max Day MN!: "November 13, 2014 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota! For the past 6 years, Minnesotans have shown their support for local nonprofits and schools by donating millions of dollars to their favorite causes."



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Reflective Gear For Running After Dark - Competitor.com

Reflective Gear For Running After Dark - Competitor.com: "Now that daylight saving time has gone into hibernation for the winter, most of us are logging more runs in the darkness of early morning or early evening. Here’s a glimpse at some cool shoes, clothes and accessories with reflective and glow-in-the-dark highlights to keep you as safe as possible while getting your mileage in."



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A New Way To Train: Interview With Brian MacKenzie - Competitor.com

A New Way To Train: Interview With Brian MacKenzie - Competitor.com: "The founder of CrossFit Endurance tears down tradition training methods to reveal the new rules for fast, powerful running.

For years, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie has been saying that traditional half-marathon and marathon training based only on high-mileage plans is all wrong. Instead of building runners up, it winds up breaking them down and leaving them prone to injuries, fatigue and burnout, he says."



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Workout Of The Week: The Sisyphus Session - Competitor.com

Workout Of The Week: The Sisyphus Session - Competitor.com: "As an athlete and a coach, I love hill workouts. For my money, running up and down a hill gives you the most bang for your running buck—power, strength, endurance and speed all wrapped into one workout.

So, you might be wondering, what does the mythical Greek king in the title have to do with attacking an incline?"



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5 Things You Didn't Know About Turkey Trots - Competitor.com

5 Things You Didn't Know About Turkey Trots - Competitor.com: "he Thanksgiving Day tradition is as popular as ever.

The idea is over 100 years old and it’s not going away anytime soon. A big feast awaits most on Thanksgiving, so why not run a race that morning to offset the incoming calories later on in the day?"



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Saturday, November 15, 2014

How to start running - Minneapolis cardio fitness | Examiner.com

How to start running - Minneapolis cardio fitness | Examiner.com: "When you don’t exercise at all, and you want to get in better shape, or you want to lose fat, you need to start from nothing, and running is the best way to burn fat. The main reason most people who don’t succeed, fail is because they start too fast and their body tells them it's too hard, they get discouraged and they quit."



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Monday, June 30, 2014

Common Running Injuries | Men's Health

Common Running Injuries | Men's Health: "Summer is a good time for new runners to hit the pavement, but if you're constantly complaining that your shins feel as if they're on fire, you're not alone, finds a new Danish study."



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

5 Running Shoe Myths Debunked | Men's Health

5 Running Shoe Myths Debunked | Men's Health: "Vibram USA, the company that makes the popular FiveFingers minimalist kicks, is in big trouble. They recently agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company made false and unsubstantiated claims that the toe shoes could reduce injury and strengthen foot muscles. Now, they're forced to pay up to $3.75 million in refunds to customers."



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6 Keys to Running Farther Than Ever Before | Men's Health

6 Keys to Running Farther Than Ever Before | Men's Health: "t's National Running Day, so now's the perfect time to focus on building your endurance from an easy 25-minute jog and eliminating those walk breaks so you can go longer. Sure, it's tough to log a personal record every day as you progress as a runner. At a certain point, the huge gains in fitness are going to naturally level off, and that can be a letdown."



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Monday, June 2, 2014

Alan Culpepper's Top-5 Beginner 5K Training Tips - Competitor.com

Alan Culpepper's Top-5 Beginner 5K Training Tips - Competitor.com: "For someone who’s never run before, tackling 3.1 miles in one shot may seem daunting. But with the right preparation and focus, getting from the start of your first 5K to the finish intact is definitely achievable. What follows are five suggestions to consider as you lace up your shoes and hit the roads and trails:"



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Five Running Books You Should Be Reading - Competitor.com

Five Running Books You Should Be Reading - Competitor.com: "There are a lot of books about running. There are memoirs by famous marathoners, how-to guides on running your first 5K, and fictional stories of athletes. But, when you poll runners, the same favorite books come up again and again. These are not training manuals — of which there are also many — but stories about being a runner. Recommended for those looking to learn more about their sport, or just looking for a good read, make sure you crack open these five books."



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