Monthly Archives: February 2010

Healthy Weekly Mileage : How Much To Run Per Week?

Every amateur runner is ever seeking the answer to how many miles he should run per week. The answer to that question depend a lot on sex, age, years of training and a runners tolerance to pain.

The best answer I found was from a physical therapist and biomechanist Irene Davis, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware’s Running Injury Clinic. This was her take on the question when asked in a runners world article.10 laws of injury prevention.

“Your threshold could be at 10 miles a week, or 100, but once you exceed it, you get injured.” Various studies have identified injury-thresholds at 11, 25, and 40 miles per week.

To know how many miles you should run per week, just clock the miles and the level at which you start experiencing injury, thats your level. Your threshold is waiting for you to discover it!

Tips For a Speedy Muscle Recovery : Running Recovery

The more you train the stronger you get, but when training gets too much it leads to fatigue. When fatigue builds up you experience reduced performance and risk sudden training injury. It is important to take breaks from your regular training to allow muscle recovery.

Tips for speedy muscle recovery

  1. Take a complete rest from training – missing one or two days cant hurt?
  2. Massage
  3. Hot baths with bath salts,
  4. Stretching properly
  5. Stay hydrated day in day out

All the above will all add to the big picture of good recovery and reducing injury.

The tips can also be followed by runners who want a speedy recovery from a half marathon or a full marathon.

2010 Pasadena Marathon Photos : Pictures

I was looking for some awesome photos from 2010 Pasadena marathon and I found them at flickr.

A marathon finisher of note was Carlos Saturno of Culver City, CA. At 60, Saturno finished 16th overall with a time of 3:08:04.

This picture is from a half marathon runner. I don’t know how he managed to take some great photos on the run and still managed a finish time of 1.41.

See more 2010 Pasadena Pictures

Running Injuries Statistics

With all the amazing advancements in sports medicine, you’d think that our rates of shinsplints, runners knee, ankle injuries and stress fractures should be under control.

A recent runnersworld.com poll revealed that 66 percent of respondents had suffered an injury in 2009.

Read the full article at runnersworld

Tiger Woods : Running Photos : Jogging Pictures

Tiger Woods has been spotted running near his home. In the photo Tiger was accompanied by an identified runner, who looks like a personal trainer.

In the picture, Tiger looks like he has added some weight.

See Tiger woods running pictures at Zimbio.com

Tiger Woods is known for golf tips but he may now start sharing running tips

Running Myth : You Will Lose Weight By Running

I have always assumed that running leads to weight lose, but I was shocked to read the results of a runner who had covered over 200k in five days.

One of my favorite running blog is baldrunner, bald runner writes the biggest running blog in Philippines.

He went on a five days adventure run and he posted his experience in his blog

Summary

Total Distance Covered: 242.25 kilometers

Total Time (Run/Walk): 36:53:16 hours

Total Calories Burned: 15,467 cal

Weight Before The Run: 140 lbs

Weight After The Run: 145 lbs

Read the full report at his blog post Adventure Run stats

The Best Slogans for Running T – Shirts

In my 5 years of marathon running I have seen some awesome Slogans written on runners T-shirts. The best are those slogans written on the backside of runners T-shirts. If you are behind a runner with a slogan written on his backside, the message can either inspire you or piss you off!

Slogans On running T-shirts that inspire

1. Pain is only temporary

2. Lets kick some ASSSSSS

3. Just do it

4. Its a piece of cake

5. I will let my running do the talking

Running T-shirt Slogans that can piss you off

1. You are now last

2. If you cant keep up with me, be a spectator

3. At least am not last – from a runner who beat you to the finish line.

4. I dont know what shit you drunk this morning

5. See you at the finish

2010 Austin Marathon Race Photos & Pictures

“Run Austin Love Austin”that is one of the best marathon slogans have heard

According to race officials, 4,500 marathoners and a record number of 9,000 half-marathoners participated in 2010 Austin Marathon.

The race having fell on valentine day there was alot of roses at the finish line.

I found 2010 Austin Race photos at Flickr. The photos were awesome, the type you would love to keep in sports photos library or sports photos books.

Check out more photos at flickr andrew photo stream

Topfen Curd Cheese : Sports Injury Treatment

When American skier, Lindsey Vonn, injured her shin muscle it was reported part of her treatment was a home remedy of Topfen Curd cheese.

She wrapped her leg in Austrian topfen curd cheese – a product similar to cream cheese that’s mainly used for eating but reported to also bring down swelling. This sounds to me something similar to Ice treatment.

The speculation is topfen curd cheese has some anti inflammatory properties.

According to a Washington Post article several other U.S. Ski Team members have tried plastering the product on ailing body parts to speed recovery.

There is no scientific backing for the soft white cheese but it seems some people are using it and it is working!

Quick Shin Injury Treatment By Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn injured her shin muscle a few days before the start of 2010 Winter Olympics games and the ski girl tried every treatment Idea on the book.

According to this washington post article her shin muscle treatment consisted of

1. Rest

2. Stretching

3. Pain killers

4. Anti inflamation cream

5. And finally she tried the unorthodox idea : tried a home remedy as she wrapped her leg in Austrian topfen curd cheese – a product similar to cream cheese that’s mainly used for eating but reported to also bring down swelling.