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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 »

The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World.

The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World. If you are in the market for new running shoes, some new and notable designs are now available from manufacturers such as Hoka, Saucony, New Balance to name a few. Designs are changing, as the competitive market place responds to new boutique manufacturers entering the market with fresh ideas on how to design a running shoe.  Some manufacturers such as Hoka, known for their deep pocket design have been purchased by larger companies such as Deckers, which may be why you can now find them in the Read More »

Alleviate hip and knee pain with these IT band stretches from Runners World Magazine.

Alleviate hip and knee pain with these IT band stretches from Runners World Magazine. Hip and knee pain can develop while running.  If you are beginning to train for a race that is taking place this spring or summer, these stretches from Runners World may help. Our gluteal muscles and our calves are important because they feed off each other.  If the calves are tight, the gluteal muscles will often go weak since the tight calves restrict ankle and foot movement.  Motion in the foot is vitally important to walking and running. If the gluteal muscles are tight, your pelvis Read More »

Is a good running form needed to win a race, or is it just one factor in how you have adapted to running?

Is a good running form needed to win a race, or is it just one factor in how you have adapted to running? Is there a good running form?   Many coaches may suggest how to run but does science prove that a certain running form is good for everyone?  Recently, Runners World Magazine explored this idea. Many marathon winners such as Paula Radcliffe have peculiar running forms, yet, they win marathons.  Sure, Priscah Jeptoo who is a silver medal winner at the Olympics marathon in 2012 had horrible knee form, yet she is a winner as well. While I Read More »