Archive for April, 2012

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

It’s been raining in South Florida for what feels like four days straight! And many of us refuse to be kept inside (or on a treadmill) for so many days in a row…So we go out there and run in the rain! Our clothing and shoes end up soaked (as do we)! And drying most […]

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Running Can Make You Smarter!

It’s true, running can make you smarter! Us runners have been saying it all along (right?!), but now there is proof! I read this article in this past week’s NY Times and had to share… Here is the direct link to the article. And here are some important notes I pulled out of it. Using […]

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AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge

As mentioned in the Diet and Health section, I decided two weeks ago to get my eating schedule under better control, clean up my food (less oils, fats, sugars) in and effort to improve my skin/reduce acne breakouts, and improve my energy levels with less coffee and more vitamins! I started the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge […]

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“Female long distance runners are like wine, they get better with time”

With my big 30th Birthday coming up tomorrow…I thought it was appropriate to write a blog post on running and aging and how they actually do go together. And it’s what gives me hope as I continue to train and compete. I mean there has to be something to look forward to, right? So here it […]

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Pick Up Your Pace to Gradually Improve

I just returned from a late night track meet in Coral Springs. While there I had a lengthy conversation with a parent about his daughter and how to get her moving faster. As he said, she’s been putting in the time and effort and running the distance asked of her. How do we get her […]

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Injured? Try Pool Running!

Unfortunately with running sometimes comes injury. This is probably more prevalent in areas like South Florida where there is little trail (or soft) running and primarily concrete sidewalks – where the pounding on your joints is heavy. It takes a definite toll on the body, the bones, tendons, joints, muscles, etc. I can recall in […]

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Need to Build Speed? Try Running Hills

Great article from Running Times Magazine on building speed by training on hills. From experience, it gets the leg turnover going while going down hill…getting your legs used to moving faster. Try it out – and even if it doesn’t help your speed immediately…it is tons of fun! (Remember to allow your arms to go and […]

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Ice Baths: The Pain & The Glory

After a run with my South Florida Runs group a few months back in Boynton Beach, a few runners were mentioning that their muscles were tired/sore from recent hard workouts (including hills, etc.). Others said the lactic acid build-up in their muscles was holding them back. I briefly mentioned taking ice baths and how that […]

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Welcome To Running Tips 101

Welcome to Running Tips 101 – a blog site dedicated to all things related to running. Why running and fitness? Well it’s what I do! My name is Melissa Perlman and I am a runner! I’m not the type of runner that goes out on a six mile jog to clear my head or because […]