Tag: running

Dr. William Charschan is medical staff for USATFNJ Jr. Olympics in Plainfield NJ this past weekend.

Dr. William Charschan is medical staff for USATFNJ Jr. Olympics in Plainfield NJ this past weekend Most children who participate in track and field and most adults who do one of the many road races throughout the year are familiar with USATFNJ who is the local chapter.  USATFNJ sponsors many track and field events throughout the year both regionally and nationally. The Junior Olympics this past weekend in Plainfield, NJ at Hubb Stein Field was attended by hundreds of young athletes 14 and under and was a busy meet.  Midday, the temperatures have risen and some of our young athletes were Read More »

10 Tips on How to Start Running (And Not Quit), a guest post

10 Tips on How to Start Running (And Not Quit), a guest post Some say that running is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and then repeat. Well, the physical action might be that effortless to certain people, but on a psychological level, getting into the routine of running can sometimes be a drag. That is why advice on how to start running is always helpful for the beginners or those. Whether you want to sign up for a marathon, lose some weight, or get fit in general, here are ten great tips on how Read More »

Can removing carbs completely improve your running? Check out this NY Post article.

Can removing carbs completely from your training diet improve your running? Check out this NY Post article. How do you train for your half or full marathon.  Remember the idea of carb-loading? Apparently, there may be a counterpoint to this method that yields better results, better times and more energy to use to complete your runs. Dr. Stephen Phinney, who co-authored “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” and has spent decades studying the diets of endurance athletes believes that research supports a ketogenic diet is better than a carbohydrate heavy diet when it comes to running. Check out Read More »

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine If you are an avid runner, you have probably wondered about your running form and if you are competitive, you have also wondered how you can run faster with fewer problems. Often, running gait symmetry is part of the problem. Training harder often will lead to incremental improvements in your running times but it often leads to injuries as well.   The reason training harder does not always result in a faster you may have to do with symmetry. Poor form or body mechanics can Read More »

Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine?

Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine? Some people run with ankle weights to improve their overall fitness and hopefully improve their running speed and tolerance to different surfaces. Running weights benefit the heart. GQ magazine examines this idea and looks at the science to see if it really works. Placing ankle weights of 3-10 lbs. on your ankles is almost like gaining weight instantly.  It forces you to work harder but it can also improve your overall cardiac fitness, improving cardiovascular efficiency. While this is true in general, the weights also place Read More »