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Hydration and Training   If you've been reading this blog recently, or if you follow me on Twitter, you'll see that I'm training for the Charlotte, NC Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, (see mmy blog entry Breast Cancer and the Podiatrist) a 39.3 mile charity walk in October. It's a full marathon the first day, and a half marathon...

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Frustrated by Shin Splints? Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), are a common condition frequently seen among runners and athletic individuals. It is characterized by a deep aching pain in the back and on the inside of the leg during or after physical activity. Those who have experienced this condition can tell you it can be...

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Importance of Compression Sleeves Compression sleeves where developed to provide the optimal amount of compression for athletes, triathletes, and cyclists. Compression sleeves increase the amount of oxygenated blood delivered to the muscles, helping to force out lactic acid build up that causes muscle soreness post-workout. This increase in oxygenated blood helps to energize your legs pre-workout, enhance athletic performance...

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Injury Prevention for Runners Injury prevention is one of the most important things to focus on during training. You will need good shoes, good running form, good stretching, and adequate recovery after workouts to minimize the risks of injuring yourself while running. Below we have listed some of the common injuries that runners experience. Should you experience any of...

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FAQ for Marathon Running!  How much time do I need to train for a marathon? Everybody’s body is different so there is no exact answer to this question. You should be able to run for at least 30 minutes without stopping. You also should be running on an average or 12-15 miles per week for a few weeks before...

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Marathon Cross Training! Cross training is an awesome way to stay in shape if you need a break from running. Sometimes you need a break due to injury, soreness, or even if the weather doesn’t allow you to run. If the weather that is holding you back, you should resort to using a treadmill. Keep in mind that...

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Running Gear! When training for a half or full marathon there are all types running gear to get you through training. Most importantly, you’ll need is a new pair of running shoes. Without a good pair, you can expect a lot of pain in your legs and lower back. Fleet Feet would be a perfect running store...

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Best Nutrition for Marathon Running! Nutrition is critical while training for a marathon or half marathon. The key food group for runners is CARBS. Carbs provide your fuel and you need to make sure your body is taking in enough carbs. Men and women need to consume 2000-2500 calories each day. While training, you will need to add 100 calories...

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Training Tips for a Half Marathon Pre-Training: When training for a half-marathon, you should be able to run for at least 30 minutes without stopping. When starting it is not about the distance, you just need to get your body used to this type of exercise. Try to not only run on a treadmill; you should try and run outside because...

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2012 Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon! Atlantic Foot & Ankle will Rock the Marathon     Runners! On your mark, get set, GO! What an adrenaline rush you get while participating in a half or full marathon with hundreds of people. The staff at AFAS has the pleasure to be a part of the 2012 Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon!   This...

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