Archive for: February 2017

Shoes Tips
Does shoe weight really matter?
02/25/2017
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Does shoe weight really matter?
Yes, yes it does. Bill Bowerman, world famous running coach and co-founder of Nike, once said that if your stride is 6 feet, you take 800 strides in a mile, and if you remove 1oz from your shoe weight that equals 55lbs less that you have to lift over the mile (880oz = 55lbs).
Reviews Road Running Shoes
The Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 is incredible
02/23/2017
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The Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 is incredible
Let me start by saying that the Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 was complete and utter garbage. It was supposed to be lightweight, responsive, and fast. It was heavy, bulky, and slow and I hated every minute I ran in them. So why then would I even consider buying the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9?
Equipment Recovery Reviews
Is the Roll Recovery R8 worth the steep price?
02/23/2017
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Is the Roll Recovery R8 worth the steep price?
I'm a lazy runner. One of the reasons I run is that it's so easy to do. I roll out of bed, put on my running clothes, and I'm out the door exercising. I can do this in any city and in almost any weather. I don't love biking or swimming because of all the extra work involved in getting ready and the limitations of where and when they can be done.
Links News
Do max cushioning shoes leads to injuries?
02/25/2017
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Do max cushioning shoes leads to injuries?
"The investigators found highly cushioned (HC) shoes result in a significantly higher vertical average load rate (VALR) and vertical instantaneous loading rate (VILR), both of which have been associated with overuse injuries such as tibial stress fractures and plantar fasciitis." Check out the full story here: http://lermagazine.com/issues/june/running-shoe-reveal-study-links-max-cushioning-higher-load

I am now a legend. I am also the greatest athlete to live.

Usain Bolt
Gadgets Reviews
Wrist/optical HR monitors are worth +10 BMP
02/23/2017
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Wrist/optical HR monitors are worth +10 BMP
I've had the displeasure of testing several wrist/optical heart rate monitors including those found on the Apple Watch and the Garmin Forerunner 235. I could go into detail and tell you how they only seem to work when you aren't doing anything physical, how they are terrible for running intervals, how they work ok some days and not at all other days, or how they magically seem to always add +10 to +20 BMP to your heart rate (+10 or +20 anything would be great if this was a video game).

Be just dumb enough to run fast!

Coach J
Coaching Tips
The best stride analysis video I’ve seen
02/23/2017
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I don't know if Chris Solinsky is a big fan of this video (former American record holder in the 10K) but I think it's great. It breaks down Chris' stride and tells you exactly what he does right (nothing) and what he does wrong (everything).

Any day that I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.

John Bryant