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2010 Toronto Full & Half Marathon Pictures & Photos

I found some awesome pictures from 2010 Scotiabank Toronto Marathon. Toronto marathon has a tagline flat, fast & festive. From the images I have seen, I concur!

21,000 running fanatics took part in 2010 Toronto half and full marathon.

Image courtesy of Blogto.

To see more images of Toronto Marathon visit best of Toronto site.

Demonstration of Perfect Runner’s Foot Strike

The reason why scientist claim running barefoot is better that running on shoes is the foot strike.In bare foot running you land on the front of your feet while running on shoes you land on your heel.

The following images shows the foot strike difference in bare foot running and running in shoes.

Image courtesy of Havard University

The landing on heels is the cause of repetitive stress injuries such as ankle injury, calf injury and Achilles tendinitis.

If you have been looking for the best foot strike or good foot strike to help in your running technique /style just study the above image.

Hip Stretching Exercises Demo : Hip Flexor Exercise

The benefit of hip stretching is that it makes your muscles more flexible allowing them to extend back far enough behind you before it comes forward again. This flexibility allows you to run faster and stronger. It also makes you less injury prone.

The following images show types of hip stretching exercises you can do at home

Image Source : Warm Up Exercises

How To Do The Hip Stretching Exercises

Stretch until the muscle just begins to feel tight (stretch point). It is important to hold the stretch position for 20 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and repeat each exercise for each leg. The stretching program should last 10 minutes. A practical program is to perform each exercise 2 or 3 times on each leg.

2010 Grandma? Half & Full Marathon Photos : Pictures

The 2010 Grandma? marathon and Gary Bjorkland Half-Marathon happened over the weekend. I have been looking around the blogosphere for images and I found some awesome photos from flickr. Make sure to visit the photographers pages @ flickr to see more images.

Pain Is Only Temporary! Memories are forever!

Image courtesy of Aimclair see more Aimclair Grandmas Marathon photos

Runner No. 1 Damn the Kenyans, they never share the win!

No need to ice the legs post race. The runners Just dipped themselves in Lake Superior

Image courtesy of Sunshine, see more of her images Grandmas marathon flickr page

Shoe Type for Normal Medium Arch Foot

The Normal Medium Arch foot type is the most common type of foot among runners. If you take a wet test the following images describe a Normal Medium Arch foot.

neutral-footFrom the side a normal arch type foot should look like this image below.

Normal-foot-typeShoe type for Normal Arch Foot

According to Zappos website (No 1 shoe sellers) A runner with this type of foot should wear a stability shoe. These shoes have some medial support and good midsole cushioning. Because normal or medium arches are the most common foot type, most runners will need Stability shoes

Demonstration of How to Stretch Your Back

After suffering a lower back pain while I was cheering my national soccer team, I surfed the running blog sphere for information on low back pain exercise

I stumbled upon these lower back stretching images from a Karate website

Low Back Pain Exercise

When I was a kid my Idol was Bruce Lee. I was awed by his speed….and his ability to knock the hell out of the bad guys.

You want a body flexibility like of Bruce Lee? Try the above but be careful, some of these stretches can lead to tear if overdone.