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Difference Btw Mens & Women Running Shorts

I was browsing through Amazon catalog of running shorts and I noticed a difference between mens running shorts and women running shorts. The difference is how they make the bottoms. Take a look

The majority of mens running shorts were cylidrical and longer.

While the majority of women running shorts were shorter and curved upwards from the bottom.

Another interesting thing I noted was in a runners world article on running shorts, women who don’t like exposing their thighs prefered running in mens running shorts. I have also noticed all elite male runners run in shorts with a similar designer to women running shorts

Nike Men Running Shorts Review

If you swear by all things Nike then Nike running shorts are your thing. I have been looking around for some good reviews on Nike running shorts for men and I found some good reviews at the following places.

Amazon Review of Nike Men running shorts.

The positive thing about Amazon reviews is that reviews are from fellow runners. You can always count on your fellow runners for recommendation on Best Nike Shorts for men. With the largest online catalogue they provide a large variety to choose from. Read the reviews at Amazon

Runners World Men Shorts Review

Runners world review are done by their writers. Should you buy their advice? it all depends on how much you trust the magazine.Read this Runners World Page

Run The Planet Nike Running Shorts Reviews.

An old site that has been around. Nice review of prices but the major the negative they have zero on the fabric. I got the feeling they are more interested in making a sale. Visit run the planet

Best Core Exercise For Runners

The best way to ensure you remain injury free is to combine your regular running with some targeted core exercise.

The core exercises will strengthen your abs, back and pelvis for better banlance and stability.

This idea of working on core exercise came to me while reading an interview of a 56 year old runner, Reno Stirrat who just finished 2010 Boston full marathon in 2.40s. This Dude has been running sub-three hours marathon since 1970s.

To be able to run that fast over the years you need to work hard on your fitness to ensure you remain injury free.

When Reno was asked his injury prevention secret, core exercises, especialy for the hips. he answered.

He was kind enough to describe his exercise routine,

For the upper body I do pull ups, push ups, dips, running arm motion with 10 lb. dumbbells and curls. For the legs I do one-legged squats with 15 lb. dumbbells and lunges with 15 lbs. I also do one leg hip exercises with a band for the hips. Sit ups, plank, side plank and reverse plank are what I do for core . I do this 2 to 3 days a week.

Do some of this core exercise/strength training exercise and you will becomen a better runner. You will train harder, run faster and run injury free.

Read Reno interview at runners world

Visit Reno coaching website distance running tips

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!

Tempo Running Explained

New runners normally ask what is Tempo running? The best answer / explanation I can give has to be the following from American middle distance runner Bernard Lagat.

Tempo running is sustaining a pace near the edge of one’s aerobic capacity, not as hard as racing, in a zone around 90 percent of maximum heart rate.

Bernard Lagat is famous for doing tempo runs of 5000 meters or longer on the trails.

Source Runners World Interview

Best Marathon Running Shorts By Runners World

I was reading a running shorts review on runners world that featured eight running shorts. One interesting aspect of the shorts is the names, without the word shorts next to them you wouldn’t know what they are. Some of the names would be mistaken for: fish oil, ammunition, sports team, sports drinks.

1. Mens Nike Pinnacle Shorts

2. Mens Hind Omega Shorts

3. Womens Adidas Adistar shorts

4. Womens Moving Comfort Endurance shorts

5. Mens Brook sharper

6. Mens Under Armour Pacer shorts – This was the best name

7. Women Zoots sports Ultra run shorts

8. Womens New Balance Mira Shorts

Read the full reviews at runners world

Nipples Bleeding When Running

Nipples bleeding when running is a common running problem among male runners. The bleeding happens when your running T-shirt rubs against your tender nipples.

This is how the bleeding happens

When you run your t-shirt moves up and down, that movement rubs on your nipples. The friction on your nipples makes them tender. Open wounds form and blood starts to flow out. When the salt from your sweat rubs on the open wounds you start feeling pain. Experts call this Nipple Chafing!

OUCH!!

How to Avoid Bleeding Nipples

  1. Apply a layer of vaseline over your Nipples, some marathons even offer Vaseline enroute.
  2. Put a bandage over the nipples. This will prevent direct contact.

Another funny solution that I found at a Runners world article on this topic was this one:

Here is an easy solution, although a slightly embarrassing one… wear a ladies sports bra. They hide easily under a t-shirt and stop the chafe! Go ahead and laugh it up… I’ll see you at the finish line… bloody nipple free!

Posted by: Male Runner

Determine Daily Calories : Calories Calculator

To determine your daily calorie needs you can do the following calculation.

To estimate your daily calorie needs for maintaining your current weight, take your present weight In pounds) and multiply by 13. That number covers your metabolic needs for the day, factoring in a bit of light activity. So if you weigh 180 pounds, you need about 2,340 calories per day. Source Runners World article

To lose weight, you need to go into calorie deficit, that is eat less than you need or maintain your daily food intake but increase your daily activity.

To gain weight, you need to go into energy surplus, i.e eat more than you need.

Chicago Marathon Places Still Open

Many runners who want to run the Chicago marathon may think it’s too late, but the good news is they can still sign up and help a great cause at the same time.

The American Cancer Society Charity Runner program has coveted spots available for the sold-out 2009 Chicago Marathon and is seeking dedicated athletes to race for the fight against cancer.

Visit: www.charityrunner.org to register for the 2009 Chicago Marathon and learn more about the Charity Runner team.

Additionally, to get daily health and running tips you may consider connecting with the fellow runners on: –
?    Twitter.com/ACS_ChiRunner
?    Facebook.com
?    YouTube.com

One running tip from runners world.

“As you build your mileage base in the first month, make sure you’re getting a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains; eliminate most of the junk.” – Runner’s World