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Low-fat Chocolate Milk After Your Workout or Race is great for Recovery
Downing chocolate milk after a tough workout can help replenish exhausted muscles and significantly aid exercise recovery, new research shows - as well or better than much higher-priced sports drinks!
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It's running the natural way - low-impact and efficient, the way we're designed to run!
Check out this RUNNING TIMES article about minimalism:
WE ARE ALL BORN TO RUN
The Human Body Is Designed for Distance
That's right! We're designed for long-distance running!
It's just a matter of knowing how to do it right!
In Alpine, doing it right is called BUCK-RUNNIN'
Be a part of the Buck-runnin' movement -
come join the Runnin' Bucks!
Check out this NYTimes article listing some of the features of our bodies
that show distance running is built into our very nature:
See this 2007 article from the Journal of Sports Medicine
You NEED a sports watch for XC practice -
Get one for as little as $13.55 (that's $15.95 minus YOUR 15% ALPINE RUNNIN' BUCKS TEAM DISCOUNT) with free 2-day shipping from runningwarehouse.com!!
WHAT ABOUT FOOTWEAR?
SUGGESTION #1 -
LEARN HOW TO RUN CORRECTLY SO YOU WON'T NEED THICKLY-CUSHIONED MOTION-CONTROL SHOES!! (See the Science Daily report above)
That's what BUCK-RUNNIN' is all about.
The latest research and shoe design point toward MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR DESIGN as the direction of the future.
A minimalist shoe is built on the philosophy that
your foot should be allowed to function as it's designed
CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW TO SEE WHERE RUNNING SHOE DESIGN IS HEADED >
Barefoot Running video posted on the NYTimes website:
The Roving Runner strides along Central Park barefoot with
Christopher McDougall, author of the best-selling book "Born to Run."
To read more and to comment on this video go to the Well blog.
WE ARE ALL BORN TO RUN
Awesome story!! Click on the book for the link to Amazon. Check it out! >
About three years before he published his book Born to Run, author Chris McDougall set out to solve the biggest mystery in modern sports: "Why does my foot hurt?"
If you've been a runner for any length of time - and you're at all typical - it's likely you're often hurt. Some studies indicate as many as 8 out of every 10 runners deals with some running injury every single year! This makes no sense - We have the best technology on the planet, we have sports podiatrists and sports medicine... and we have an endless rash of running injuries!
McDougall wanted to know why even the best runners with the best equipment and expertise in the world, not to mention recreational runners like himself, were constantly dealing with ripped hamstrings, Achilles tendonosis, agonizing bouts of plantar fasciitis, tortured Knees, lower back pain or hip pain, when we've got $150 running shoes that have been perfected with 30 years of engineering.
Then one day, McDougall saw a picture in a magazine from one of the most grueling footraces in the country - a 100-mile ultramarathon through the Rocky Mountains around Leadville, Colorado. It was a picture of the winner - a 55-year-old Tarahumara Indian from the Copper Canyons in Mexico, who had run the entire 100-mile race in nothing but a pair of homemade sandals! As McDougall said, "What I couldn't understand is, how does he get away with it, and I can't?" That is, how can these guys wearing shoes that barely qualify as shoes run hundreds of miles over the most brutally rugged terrain, run into their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, and never get hurt?
McDougall set out to the Copper Canyons to seek the answer. What he found is something all the great distance runners of the Western world knew and did naturally up until about 30 years ago - when modern running shoes were invented...
Roger Bannister, Emil Zatopec, Frank Shorter, Jim Ryun, Steve Prefontaine - They all ran megamiles in thin, uncushioned leather or canvas racing flats (or in Zatopec's case, combat boots!). But it wasn't WHAT they were wearing that mattered - it was HOW they ran! And this is the secret of the Tarahumara too! They glide with short, rapid strides on the balls of their feet - instead of long-striding and heel-striking the way most of us learn to run today...
As McDougall describes his discovery: "Strange as it sounds, the Tarahumara taught me to change my relationship with the ground. Instead of hammering down on my heels, the way I’d been taught all my life, I learned to run lightly and gently on the balls of my feet. The day I mastered it was the last day I was ever injured."
READ MORE IN BORN TO RUN!!!
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