Archive for May, 2012

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Treadmill Versus Outdoor Running

I was talking to a runner earlier today…and he mentioned a friend of his had recently claimed to run under 17 minute pace for the 5K only one month after starting running/training – primarily as conditioning for another sport. My friend (the real runner) seemed concerned that this “newbie” runner was able to achieve such […]

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Happy Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, I am focusing on the army in this post and the requirements put before them in the areas of fitness and strength. The United States Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is designed to test the muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of soldiers in the Army. Soldiers are scored […]

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Update on “Have A Beer” Post

Every once in a while I seem to post a blog that peaks people’s interest…the most recent one being: Have A Beer…Or Maybe Not. One of my friends from the SouthFloridaRuns group, Andy, mentioned that when has a beer before a race or run, it’s purely for relaxation. He doesn’t do it to run faster […]

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Want to be a better athlete? Start swimming!

I was talking to a running friend the other day who is a father of a young girl. She is around 10 years old and has chosen swimming as her primary sports activity. Her dad, Mike, was telling me about how the minute his daughter gets in the pool, she loves it, excels and is […]

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Training for a Half vs. Full Marathon

I was talking to my friend Cheryl the other day, who now lives in San Francisco. Cheryl is a runner. She and her husband Barry run marathons, half marathons, 10ks, 5ks, etc. around the country – depending on where they are living and/or traveling. Cheryl had posted on Facebook about how she was starting her […]

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Have A Beer…Or Maybe Not

This post is not for my underage readers…so please be warned! Earlier today, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the South Florida Runs group at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. There was a no-pressure and “no chip” 5K race/run (which I slept too late and missed) followed by a fun, BYO drinks/food/etc […]

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Barefoot Running – Yay or Nay?

After my experience with Skechers GOrun shoes yesterday…I was reminded of this article from Dr. David Rudnick’s Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation Institute’s August – September 2012 Newsletter. It’s all about barefoot running. I’ve included the article below – but it’s also available in its original format here. (Read more about Dr. David Rudnick in our […]

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REVIEW: Skechers GOrun Shoes

Earlier tonight I headed over to the Mind, Body & Sole store in the Wellington Green Mall for a Skechers GOrun Test Run. It was hosted by one of the runners in the South Florida Runs group – Bryan Fedor – and was advertised as an opportunity give us runners a chance to try out Skechers’ […]

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A Former HS Standout Returning To The National Stage

A fantastic read from Running Times Magazine about former Florida High School standout Mason Cathey and her return to the national (and potential world) stage. I found out that Mason was training for the Olympics a few months back and was truly inspired to hear about her journey back to competitive running/racing. She was a […]

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New “Golf Ball” Inspired Track Suits

High-Speed Nike Running Suit Inspired By The Golf Ball  Nike just unveiled the TurboSpeed suit that can supposedly shave off 0.023 seconds from an athlete’s time in a 100-meter sprint. With the world record for men in the 100-meter currently 9.58 seconds, 0.023 seconds can make quite the difference! The “superhero-like” full body suit has […]