Tag: marathon

Training for your first marathon? Here is a good reason to complete a half marathon first as part of your training.

Training for your first marathon?  Here is a good reason to complete a half marathon first as part of your training. This is the season of marathons, as the NY Marathon is a few days away and other marathons have been scheduled at this time of the year because of the cooler weather. Running a marathon is a challenge for most, and for some, it can be a life changing experience.   Are you sure you can complete the race? Have you tried to do a half marathon first?  If not, according to the NY Times, you should, since running long Read More »

Can we train someone to break the two-hour marathon barrier? Check out what they are doing in Ethiopia to make it possible.

Can we train someone to break the two-hour marathon barrier?  Check out what they are doing in Ethiopia to make it possible Ethiopia is home to some of the fastest marathoners, and the times have improved markedly in the past 100 years, but can a runner break the two-hour marathon barrier.   The fastest marathon ever recorded was Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai ‘s mark of 2:03:02 at the 2011 Boston Marathon. The IAAF has noted: “Due to the elevation drop and point-to-point measurements of the Boston course, performances [on that course] are not eligible for World record consideration.” Finding someone who can Read More »

Are you overtraining? With the fall marathon season arriving, Runners World Magazine offers good advice.

Are you overtraining? With the fall marathon season arriving, Runners World Magazine offers good advice. The fall track season has arrived with a large number of 5 and 10k and half and full marathons. NYC marathon was cancelled last year due to hurricane Sandy and many runners who missed it are looking forward to the race this year which is a New York tradition. Some runners want it all but do not have a great regimen to build up to their race, resulting in avoidable injuries as well as other health problems. Runners World Magazine offers some good advice to Read More »

Why do Kenyan runners win the NY Marathon? This video hints at why.

Why do Kenyan runners win the NY Marathon? This video hints at why. Kenyan runners are famous for having unbelievable times at the finish line of the NY Marathon. One of our patients was kind enough to share this video link with us. Other than training at high altitudes, what is also involved is near perfect body mechanics, developed over years of inherited traits from running in the bush. That, combined with the right type of training has created some remarkable athletes. Check this out Read More »