ARTICLES YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING THIS WEEK...
...GETTING CREATIVE WITH HIGH MILEAGE CHALLENGES
2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden and her husband Ryan took up a friend’s challenge to join the "Calendar Club" this month, which entails running a mile for each calendar date. Their plan includes running 1 mile on October 1, 2 miles on October 2, and so on, ending with 31 miles on the 31st and last day of the month. An article from runnersworld.com details how she plans to complete the task without injury. Even for an elite that last week will be a killer.
This particular Calendar Club would be nearly impossible for most of us to join. However, there might be variations that could work for mere mortals in the month of November. For example, change the mile to minutes and run, walk, or perform strength or balance workouts for that period of time. This could be one way to introduce beneficial fitness activities you’ve been avoiding.
Or come up with your own version!
...HOW ULTRAMARATHONERS TRAIN FOR SUCH LONG DISTANCES
While we’re on the topic of extreme fitness challenges, have you ever wondered how training for a 40- or 100-mile race is accomplished? I never thought about it, actually, until saw the title of a medium.com article, “The Ultramarathon Training Secret”. Can’t give it away here; you’ll need to read this piece if you want to know.
...TAKE CARE TO AVOID INJURY WITH HIGH MILEAGE RUNNING CHALLENGES
By the time faithful runners enter the “masters” age range (above 40 years of age), many have been logging serious miles on a nearly daily basis for decades. Readers of an article posted by PodiumRunner.com might be surprised to learn that masters age runners are prone to develop calf muscle strains. We worry about strengthening our quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles, but may not often be concerned with building up muscles of the calves.
The article explains why and offers exercises (with video demonstration) to help protect the Achilles tendon and calf muscles. A link to a second YouTube video might be of interest too.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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