Flexibility, Strength & Power in the Off-season

The colder months are just on the horizon again, but definitely have their advantages. Not only do they give you time to hibernate and rejuvenate mentally, they give you a chance to re-energize physically.

While it’s easy to lose muscle mass during the winter while cocooning, if you engage in some off-season flexibility and weight training, you can retain the strength you built up over the training/racing season. Yoga or a weightlifting program will help with flexibility, strength and power, and will introduce some variety into your workouts to keep you stimulated.

Over the busy summer training and racing months your muscles can become tight, which can lead to pulls, tears and other injuries. Strength training and stretching have not only been found to improve overall running performance, they can also help you prevent injury.

Stretching aids in loosening the muscle fibers and stretching regularly will help maintain your flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also a good way to cool down after a training session.

Strength-training helps runners add muscle activating your muscle power more quickly during push-off and strengthening your hips for better balance and stability during push-off.

Keep your edge this winter and come spring you’ll see the benefits of your off-season cross-training and be up at the front of the pack!

Runner’s World 2017 Fall Trail Shoe Guide

The old adage among trail runners that the length of a mile measured in the woods isn’t really a mile at all is even more true when running trail in the fall. There’s nothing more glorious. From the changing colours and scents of the autumn leaves, to the most scenic vistas, many beautiful and breathtaking destinations are out there to be discovered.

If you’re looking for a new challenge this season trail running might just fit the bill. Before heading out you’ll have to consider your shoes. Trail runners are different than road shoes offering superior traction and cushioning dependent on the the types of trails you run. Have a peek through the Runner’s World 2017 Fall Trail Shoe Guide to get you started…

https://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/runners-world-2017-fall-trail-shoe-guide

If you have any questions or need assistance in selecting the right shoe for you, give Neil a call at 250-490-3334. He’s full of expert advice!

Consider yourself a regular runner?

If you’re a lover of running and do so on a regular basis, you may be thoroughly inspired by this article!

Meet the Florida Man Who Has Run Every Single Day for the Past 40 Years

Hurricanes, sprained ankles, and pneumonia haven’t stopped 75-year-old Sam Johnston.

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If you want to be additionally blown away, check out:

Official U.S.A. Active Running Streak List

Time to replace your shoes for your last races of the season?

Well, we’re getting to the end of our training and race season, which is absolutely hard to believe. The summer just seemed to fly by this year : 0

Of course how well you finish a race and whether or not you set a new PB depends on many factors, particularly, how well you trained and paced yourself through the long busy running season. That said, have you ever wondered how your shoes actually fit into the equation?!

Finding the right shoe for you is making sure that it fits the size and shape of your foot. Good running shoes will help to reinforce proper running form and protect your feet. From traditional support to minimalist style running shoes, if they’re not right for you you may end up with injuries.

With all the new technology on the market, without assistance, it can be a bit of a challenge to find exactly the right shoe for you. At Peach City Runners Neil has the knowledge and expertise to properly fit the best shoe for the circumstance. From the beginning walker or runner, to the experienced racer he will take the time to help you focus on fit and how they feel while you’re running.

Drop by the shop or call 250-490-3334 today to discover the perfect shoe to enhance your training and help you set an end-of-season PB!

Everyday Foods vs. Superfoods

7 Everyday Foods More Super Than Trendy “Superfoods”

Do you find yourself getingt caught up trying all the latest Superfoods? You actually don’t really need to eat them to be healthy. A balanced diet rich in healthy nutrient dense foods can do just as well.

Read this post by By Kelsey Kloss For Prevention comparing 7 everyday foods to some of the trending Superfoods.

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Love running?

Summer Clearance – don’t miss out!

Runner’s Fuel

An optimal balance of carbs, protein and unsaturated fats is recommended to boost your running performance.
So get the most out of your runs…fuel your body with vital nutrients daily!

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How to Avoid Workout Injuries

We’re all susceptible to injury from repetitive training, especially when we don’t pay attention to our training programs, our coaches, and yes, even our bodies! Consistently tough workouts can lead to enhanced fitness and performance, but it’s all about smart training.

Article courtesy of Linda Melone at Livestrong.com

10 Common Workout Injuries and How to Avoid Them