Tag Archives: jogging

Run for Your Life

24 Oct

woman runningBack in 1984, experts feared running to be a potentially harmful activity for those over the age of 50. Now, a 20-year Stanford University study suggests the opposite, reporting that running may promote a longer lifespan by delaying the early onset of cancers, neurological diseases, and infections, among other leading causes of death.

Are you ready to pick up the pace and slow down the aging process?

Here are the sites that can help you make the move from the sidewalk to the fast track:

Visit: Runner’s World For: Information that can take beginner’s to the next level.

You’ll also find:

Visit: About.com For: A concise yet comprehensive collection of information on how to run, nutrition for running, and road racing for beginners.

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It’s no glass slipper

21 Oct

I bought new running shoes last night, convinced that the pair I’d been kicking around were ready for an upgrade — the mesh was ripped on each toe, they no longer felt bouncy, and most important, I’d been wearing them for at least 4 months. Needless to say, I am very excited to be  going for a test drive, but with no job, I feel compelled to  justify this new debt. On that ground, here are a few ways you can make a case for replacing your sneakers.

Mileage. Do you run everyday? How many miles are you running? This seems to be the key criteria for trading up. A 2-question quiz on fitsugar.com says every 350-650 miles is a good rule of thumb.

Weight. therunnersguide.com says heavier runners may find themselves buying sneakers more often.

Impact. If you hit the ground hard you’ll probably wear your shoes out faster than most. This was my chief complaint with my old sneakers — they just did not have the same spring as they did when I first took them home.

Time. Basically, if you are running several days a week, you can easily rack up miles on your sneakers. Being aware of how far you’re running and how often is a good way to assess the distance your sneakers have seen and whether they are offering you the support you need to continue hitting the pavement/track/ground.

Check out my new sneakers =)

image via image.become.com

Nike Shox Reveal III via image.become.com

source: How Long Running Shoes Last, therunnersguide.com