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Treadmill running: How does this compare to running outside?

Treadmill running: Is it harder or easier than running outside? The downside to treadmill running has always been that it can be quite boring.  Depending on the setup and the ground surface, it can also be less absorbent than pavement. On the other hand, there are a number of advantages including the fact that you can avoid wind resistance, and cold temperatures and allow the machine to maintain your pace for you which is almost like running with a partner. Is treadmill running harder or easier than outdoor running? The science offers some mixed evidence but a treadmill can help Read More »

A runner just completed a fast 1/2 marathon wearing Crocs for running shoes according to Runners World Magazine.

A runner just completed a fast 1/2 marathon wearing Crocs for running shoes according to Runners World Magazine. The next running shoe you are going to buy is not likely to be this brand of shoe, but somebody just ran a fast half marathon wearing only but Crocs. I have always recommended crocs due to their low cost and supportive footbed. The original Crocs were used for gardening and their design was worn by many.   The company has grown way past the original design which this runner had used to place 12th this past May. Benjamin Pachev crossed the line Read More »

Heel striking is perfectly fine according to Runners World Magazine.

Heel striking is perfectly fine according to Runners World Magazine. If you run long distances, you are likely a heel striker. Heel striking is natural for many runners who run fast and run over long distances. Heel striking has also been attributed to stress fractures and other running-related injuries, perhaps unfairly according to Runners World Magazine. The idea that heel striking causes many running injuries has led many runners to retrain to different styles of running such as mid-foot striking which in many ways is less efficient and uses more energy. Running shoes such as the Hoka with its deep Read More »

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann.

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann. Imagine what it takes to win a race, especially at the professional or Olympic level.  Imagine the level of mental toughness that is required while running to push your body to new levels of extreme exertion while you train.  Then imagine a pandemic who leaves athletes wondering how to train and when their next event will be held. This is what sports psychologists help athletes deal with. The U.S. Sports Psychologist for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Read More »

Looking for new running gear? Check out the latest new running shoes and gear from Runners World.

Looking for new running gear? Check out the latest new running shoes and gear from Runners World. The popularity of running is growing, as are our choices of shoes and the gear we can buy. Every year, Runners World does the homework for us and tells us about the latest and greatest gear for the sport of running. Many runners continue to go out during the winter, but many will run indoors for now as they begin to train for the many running events they have signed up for in the spring. Check out the newest gear for 2020 courtesy Read More »