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May
15
2012

Hot to Get the Most From Your Coach

How to Get the Most From Your Coach – By Eric Kenney of EK Endurance Coaching There is a lot of talk about how to find a good coach and what makes a good coach, but what about being a suitable and good client? In my many years of coaching, I’ve seen lots of promise in athletes that was never realized. Why? Because the client didn’t do their part. Let me explain: A client’s commitment […]

Mar
22
2012

Diagnosing the Problem: Foot Pain

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One of the most common causes of pain or discomfort in the forefoot region, in addition to tight calf muscles, is a poorly fitted shoe. If the toe box of the shoe is either too short or too narrow, it compresses the metatarsals (toe bones) and not only interferes with their natural biomechanics, but may also place pressure on the nerves, causing a condition known as Morton’s Neuroma. These symptoms are usually a burning, cramping, […]

Feb
4
2012

Race-Day Checklist

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Plan your clothing needs by keeping weather differences in mind. Lay out, or pack these items ahead of time so you can just walk out the door for the race and know that you are prepared. ___Running/Gym Bag ___Shoes ___Insoles/Orthotics ___Socks ___Shorts ___Singlet ___Underwear ___Watch ___Short-sleeved T-Shirt ___Long-Sleeved T-Shirt ___Running Tights ___Jacket & Pants (either wind or warm-up) ___Hat or Sweatband ___Gloves ___Change of clothes for afterwards & extra socks ___Large Ziploc bag for dirty […]

Nov
4
2011

President’s Letter Fall/Winter 2011

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If you’re anything like me you get super excited when you open your mailbox to find your RCGC quarterly Club newsletter waiting for you. You fling your bills off to the side, frantically tear open the newsletter, and flip straight through to the race results page to see if your name made the top ten list. You see that it didn’t (bottom lip protrudes) then you immediately grab your calendar and start marking down upcoming […]

Sep
22
2011

I want to run a 5k race!

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Have you walked a 5k race, but have yet to run one? Have you been away from running for a long time, and want to get back into it without stress and injury to your body?  Establish a solid game plan!  Instead of running until your near exhaustion and out of breath and then stopping, which only gets you in the habit of quitting, start with mixing short intervals of running with walking, three to […]

Jun
22
2011

P90X and Running

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P90X AND RUNNING   By Tim Scitti Chances are you’ve seen or heard of P90X. The programs developer, Tony Horton is everywhere from radio and print ads to QVC and infomercial land discussing the benefits of P90X.  Mention P90X to anyone and chances are they know what or who your talking about.  You may have wondered if this program is beneficial for runners, or more specifically if it would be beneficial for you. Opinions on P90X […]

Jun
1
2011

Top 10 Benefits of a Running Coach

Top 10 Benefits of a Running Coach

A good running coach can… Individualize a program that addresses your specific needs while keeping training fresh and fun. Develop a training plan calibrated to past achievements, current fitness level, and future goals. Show you how to improve your running through base-building, speedwork, and tapering to get you to your race goal. Help you learn how to train properly in order to avoid injury. Help improve your endurance and speed. Be a great running partner […]

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