Tag Archives: Workouts

Why You will Love Training With Garmin Forerunner 305

Many runners who use Garmin forerunner 305 ………. love it. You can use it to train on your bike and running and also take it with you when go hiking

Features of Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS  sports watches.

The garmin has about ever feature offered, Pace /speed, elevation, heartrate( with HR Strap), cadence (for bike, with cadence sensor), distance, distance on tread mill (with foot pod), calories (although only estimated), sun down, route finding, course, virtual running partner, Workout scheduler ( I use this all the time on bike workouts), auto mile laps, alerts for distance, time, heart rate and speed. A great history tool.

Battery Life of Garmin Forerunner 305

The battery is only good for up to 10 hours… that is the downside. It is a little large on the wrist. They are expensive $350 and up, but if you don’t want the Heart rate function (which I recomend) get the forerunner 301. Or the older version the 201 on ebay…I’ve seen them go for $100 New with tags.

Article courtesy of marathon watches.

John Goodman Weight Loss Tips : How He Lost 100 Pounds

When you have been overweight all your life it is very easy to say I was born like that and there is now way I can loose weight. John Goodman, the famous actor, is evidence with will power nothing is impossible. Three years of hard work has seen him lose some amazing 100 pounds.

One thing I loved about this story, it was nice to see a celebrity lose that much weight without drugs, some fancy diet or surgery.

John Goodman Fitness Tips

The actor shared his weight loss tips with Mens Health magazine,  He quit drinking three years ago, hired a health coach, exercises six days a week now and doesn’t eat sugar.

Cardiovascular/ Aerobic exercises on Elliptical Machine

Because of painful knees he couldn’t do outdoor running so his workouts included aerobic exercises on the elliptical machine and recumbent bike. He also did a lot of strength training with resistance bands, and boxing twice a week.

Thats it!

Nike + Plus Ipod Running Shoes : Nike + Model Shoes

The Nike + plus running shoes are shoes from Nike that comes with a pouch for a sensor device from Nike that calculates the distance traveled, pace and calories burned by a runner.

Not all Nike shoes come with a ready made pouch for fitting the sensor, runners are advised to buy Nike+ model shoes.

One Nike+ model shoe is these Nike Men’s Air Max Moto + 6 shoes.

Once a runner purchase the gear he can register with official Nike Plus website to store his workouts.

Nike Plus does all these little things, like when you do your longest or fastest run, Lance Armstrong or Tiger Woods comes on and congratulates you on your iPod. So, you’re thinking while you’re running, I’m not going to get Tiger Woods unless I run really fast or long.

Lindsey Vonn Training Program For 2010 Winter Games

Lindsey Vonn is the top draw athlete at 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.Thats sports illustrated did the unusual and put her on the cover page on the 2010 Winter games edition.

Controversy! What controversy?

Lindsey Vonn Ski Training

In a Wall street journal interview the American skier disclosed how she trains to win gold (s).

Lindsey Vonn trains six to eight hours a day, six days a week. Most days she gets in three hours of cardio, usually on a bike. In Austria her trainers have her do Tour de France–style hill rides up the Alps. Her strength workouts are heavily focused on building her core. Perhaps the most challenging requires her to balance on a tightrope in a squat position while throwing a medicine ball at different angles against a wall.

Read the rest of the interview at wsj magazine

Top Ten Iphone Applications for Marathon Runners

Apple Iphone has 140,000 applications, and still counting. Wading for your perfect application can be a headache if you don’t know what you are looking for, this list makes it easier to find applications dedicated for runners. Just type the name of the application on apple search box and you shall find it.

Trailguru Application for runners

Trailguru, this Iphone application records your distance, speed, and time as well as details such as how many stops you made, how long they were, your elevation, and statistics on your runs.

RunCalc Iphone Application for runners

RunCalc. Novices as well as experienced runners will enjoy using this app that calculates the pace and speed of your runs when you enter the time and distance.

Can Do 26.2 Iphone Application for runners

Can Do 26.2.will help you find any marathon in the US, can register you for the race, provides links to the races’ websites, and can tell you if the race is a Boston Qualifier.

Fitnio Iphone Applicationfor runners

Fitnio Application tracks your runs, it calculates and stores time, distance, and calories burned for each run and even keeps an emergency button with a friend’s number programmed in case you need help during a run.

Distance Meter Pro Application for Runners

Distance Meter Pro. Get distance, speed, a route map, and more with this GPS distance tracker that can be used in conjunction with TrainingPeaks.com.

Aerobicview Iphone Application

AerobicView application has over 40 attributes including distance, speed, calories, heart rate, and notes.

Imapmyrun application

iMapMyRun application allows you to see maps or your runs and synchronizes with your workouts on MapMyRun.com. If you Twitter your runs, you can do so straight from this app.

Runchart application

Run Chart. Customize routes and times as you track your runs and information about them. This app works great with your music, so you can listen to your playlists while you run.

Iphone Runners Applications that cost money

Pedometer Iphone Application

Pedometer. For only $2.99, this application probably works better than most old school pedometers that cost more money.

RunKeeper. Record your speed, pace, elevation, and more for each run as well as maps of your runs. This app is free with ads or $9.99 without ads.

Michael Phelp’s : Lactic Acid Advantage

American swimmer Michael Phelps is targeting to win a world record eight gold medals at Beijing Summer Olympics. To achieve his goal the 23 year old will have to recover quickly from one swimming event to the next.

Phelps body has a remarkable ability to recover quickly from intensive workouts. Hard working muscles release lactic acid, which causes soreness. But Phelps’ body can flush out lactic acid in minutes vs the hour or two it takes the bodies of most athletes.

How runners can help their body remove lactic acid

The same lactic acid production is what causes soreness during running.  You can help you body flush out lactic acid by doing the following

1) Stretching

2) Massaging

3) Soaking the lower half of the body for 20 minutes or so in cold or ice water may force blood through the leg muscles to speed recovery

Although lactic acid is bad for the body this fruit acid has its own benefits, such as treatment of skin acne. Lactic acid is derived from sour milk or bilberries.

Lactic acid acne : Lactic Acid Skin

Lactic acid is used in treatment of skin problem such as acne. Through a procedure known as lactic acid peel : This lactic acid face peel will remove dead skin cells, and promote healthier, softer and more radiant skin.