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How to Dress for Running in Cold or Warm Weather

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As Temperatures get colder this winter, here's a guide of how to dress to make sure you're comfortable on your outdoor run!

 

I was inspired by a recent article on the subject and I wanted to share with you what Kat Pummill wrote a few years back about proper weather layering for cold weather running.

Link: http://www.thefitgirlskitchen.com/2013/01/proper-layering-for-winter-running.html

 

A couple notes I want to add - since hers is written mostly...

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Wetsuit Knowledge and Experience

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Wetsuits are expensive and fall apart really easily if you don't take care of them properly. With that said, they're not going to just fall into pieces as soon as you pick them up, but you just need to handle with care. A couple things to note with them:

 

1- most importantly, don't let your fingernails get too close to them when you're putting them on. They will scratch holes in the suit.

2- don't let it hang out outside to dry too long as the sun is harsh on them. (H...

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Contacting the Coach

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems that the contact form on my website has not been working properly at all.  If you have tried to contact me at all and I have not gotten back to you, I am very sorry, and I hope that I hear from you soon.  That said: everything should be up and running now.  Please feel free to contact me, and if for some reason I'm not getting back to you within 2 days time, then please write me a direct email at [email protected]


Hope everyone's training is g...

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The Fourth P of Running Form: Pitter-Patter

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Pitter-Patter simply refers to Cadence: the number of steps per minute. Those that are avid cyclists will hear the word cadence and think the number of revolutions per minute. The optimal number is 90 revolutions per minute on each leg. 90 rights and 90 lefts give 180 total revolutions. This is the same on cycling as it is on running. The closer you are to 180, the better your efficiency. Cadence has no bearing on speed. You could run a 5 min mile or a 15 min mile and both of them shou...

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The Third P of Running Form: Placement (Part 2)

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here we go with our second article for Placement


Placement is dependant on how your whole body reacts to the force of impact from running.  Since this depends on your whole body, we want to make sure when we run that all 4 Ps are employed, our first two are Posture and Position.


I've showed you what the other types of gaits are: walking, jogging and sprinting.  The last one to talk about is the running gait.  This is what we are going to cove...

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The Third P of Running Form: Placement (Part 1)

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the most complicated of all of the "P's", so I am going to do this post in 2 separate articles.  


Placement can refer to how your foot hits the ground, how your body reacts to the shock of the full load of your body at midstance (when the peak of weight is placed on your foot and all the way up your body), and the placement of your body when your foot leaves the ground to the time that your next foot lands.


There are 4 kinds of gaits in terms o...

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The Second P of Running Form: Position

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Position simply refers to the change of position your body makes from a standing pose with proper posture to an athletic ready position.  Anyone who was in sports when they were learning fundamentals during their youth was taught the ready or athletic position.  Think about a defender on a baskeball court, a defensive or offensive back on a football field, a volley ball player, a short stop or second baseman in baseball or softball, or a soccer player.  These are just to name a...

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The First P of Running Form: Posture

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone!


Hope that last video had you inspired to start to learn some running form skills.  This week we will start with the First P of Running Form: Posture.


Most everyone is familiar with what is referred to as Good Posture.  Posture can be described as proper alignment of the body so as to reduce unnecessary muscle or joint strain while laying down, sitting down, standing, walking, running, or performing any sort of movement.  Postu...

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Running Form

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Being a Newton Running Coach, I think it is important for every runner to be conscious of how to run properly.  Over the next few blog posts, I will give tips and show some videos that are good in knowing what to do to have natural running form.  


I will make my way through all of the 4 P's of running form, and the 3L's of a foot strike.  First off, here is a short 5 min video to get you all thinking about your form.


http://www.youtube.com/wa...

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New Schedule is Posted

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the Contact section to view the new schedule.  More availability = more time to train!


Let's get out there and shed those Holiday lbs.


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