Saturday, March 16, 2013

Runcast 81 - the last cast

As you probably guessed from the title of this podcast, this is a farewell. It wasn't a pre-meditated decision, and it certainly wasn't an easy one.



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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Runcast 80 - Can changing footstrike lessen back pain / signs that you overtrained

A study was conducted to find out if changing runners' footstrike can lessen the risk of the lower back pain. Also - five signs of overtraining you should pay attention to.



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Links:
Footstrike And Its Possible Effect On Lower Back Pain
Stretches For Low-Back Pain in Runners
Five Signs of Runner Overtraining
Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds
Virtual 10k; Twitter: @Virtual10k

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Runcast 79 - Breaking long run into two / What is your favorite running surface?

The new concept breaks the long slow distance run into two more intense and more manageable halves. Do you prefer hard or soft when it comes to running surface? We explain the difference and why you should vary the surface you run on.



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Links:
Runcast 69 - Importance of the long run in marathon training / Can running form be self-taught?
Time To Forget The Long, Slow Run
How Running On Different Surfaces Affects Your Body

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Runcast 78 - Heart and fitness / Running makes you shorter / Learn to draft

Learn to tell how fit you are by listening to your heart; if you feel shorter after a marathon race, it's true; why you should learn to draft behind other runners.



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Links:

What Does Your Resting Heart Rate Say About Your Level of Health and Fitness?
Can running marathons make you shorter?
Even rec athletes can learn how to draft

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Runcast 77 - Rest and Pain

How much rest is too much? When does your fitness start to ebb away and what are the consequences? Also, why does it hurt when we run? Listen to learn about the rest and pain management.



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Links:
Too Much Rest: Training Reversibility
Navigating the Pain Trail – Concepts of Pain Physiology in Running Injuries

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Runcast 76 - Goal setting and Holidays drinking

This year-ending episode touches on the goal setting for the running year 2013 and explains the dangers (and some benefits) of drinking alcohol.



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Link:
Should a Runner Drink Alcohol? Evaluating the research on the Health, Training and Performance Effects

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Runcast 75 - Coming out (a confession) / 10-20-30 interval training / 'running will kill you' myth debunked

A very personal confession; a fun new interval training; debunking the stories in the media warning that running too much and too fast can kill us.



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How to do the 10-20-30 training:
Warm up by running 1-2 km at low intensity before starting the intervals.
The interval block:
30 sec jogging at low intensity,
20 sec at moderate intensity, or regular running speed,
10 sec near-maximal intensity sprint,
immediately start the next 30 sec of interval, then 20 faster, then 10 the fastest...
Each set of 30-20-10 accelerations is repeated five times, followed by 2 min jog at recovery pace

The whole interval block of 5 sets of 30-20-10 plus 2 min jog is repeated 3-4 times.

Links:
One Running Shoe in the Grave
The Too-Much-Running Myth Rises Again

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Runcast 74 - Taking running indoors / New exercise app / Smart shoe

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Winter is coming and with it the regular warnings about the dangers of running outside. Today, a few things to keep in mind when running on a treadmill. And, a new app to plan and track your exercise, whatever it may be. Also, a smart shoe which will know when you're not running properly and guide you to correct it.



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Links:
Bit of Exercise

Indoor vs. Outdoor Running: 3 Things to Know About Treadmill Training
New shoe provides training control and prevents injuries during running