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There’s running, and then there’s ultra running…

April 6, 2012 by

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If the odd marathon just isn’t enough for you anymore, then what else is there? In this video Shirley Thompson, organiser of the annual UVU Jungle Marathon, a 240km staged race in the bowels of the Amazon Jungle, explains how she discovered the thrill of ultra running. And she proffers her personal insights into the […]

Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health

February 18, 2009 by

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February 17, 2009 Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health By ALAN SCHWARZ Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, used their own blood in an innovative injury treatment before winning the Super Bowl. At least one major league pitcher, about 20 professional soccer players and perhaps hundreds of […]

Marathoners show higher than expected heart risks

September 24, 2008 by


Link Marathoners show higher-than-expected heart risks By Amy NortonTue Sep 16, 2:49 PM ET Some older marathon runners may have a greater chance of suffering a heart attack than their risk factors belie, new research suggests. In a study of male marathoners age 50 and up, researchers found that, despite their high activity levels, the […]

The Impact of Running

April 28, 2008 by


The Impact of Running Can you have too much of a good thing? SUBMITTED BY: TONY MANGAN. By Martica Heaner, M.A., M.Ed., for MSN Health & Fitness Q: I love running. I usually run about 7 to 8 mph for 90 minutes on the treadmill, five days a week. My distances can vary, though […]

Light Manual Muscle Relaxation

April 22, 2008 by


Aching Legs.Org A word from Jesper Olsen World Runner about Light Manual Muscle Relaxation “If I hadn’t had the qualified help from the excellent masseur Michael Gillan, taking several thousands of km out of my legs, I could spare myself the effort!” “My crew for the current stages, Michael Gillan, has proven to have other […]

Water Myth debunked

April 11, 2008 by

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Seth Wenig, AP People need more water in hot and dry weather, but for average people in average conditions, drinking lots of water doesn’t seem to improve health, researchers said. People in hot, dry climates and athletes have an increased need for water, and people with certain diseases do better with increased fluid intake, they […]

Eating for Endurance

January 1, 2008 by


Original link Eating for Endurance: What, When and Why By NancyClark, MS, RD Posted on on February 14, 2005 THE ATHLETES KITCHEN Copyright: Nancy Clark Feb 2005 Some athletes consider food their reward at the end of the day; they save up their appetite for a huge feast at dinnertime. Wiser athletes treat food […]