What dentists might be seeing on runners’ teeth!

Running is not only beneficial for helping maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it’s also great sustenance for the body, mind, spirit and soul. If you run long enough however, you’ll likely experience at least some wear and tear on your body parts, from knees and hips, to feet and ankles, just to name a few ; )
That said, most injuries and stress are caused by overuse and we learn to take all the proper precautions to minimize them. But are you aware that endurance training and racing can wreak havoc on your teeth too? I was really surprised that after all my years of training I’d never really considered this before, or given it much thought or attention in any great detail. Yet after reading the Runner’s World article below, it’s just so darn obvious.

Read 5 Ways Runners are Messing Up Their Teeth

We do so much to take care of our minds and bodies, but it seems to me we have to do a little more, and that is to, take impeccable care of our teeth!

Almost time for Peach City RunFest

Not registered yet? There’s still time!

If just thinking about the start of a race gets your heart racing, this one’s for you.

Our races are all-inclusive and family-friendly. Choose from 10K or 21K distances.

From hoping to set a personal record to just wanting to go the distance, you’ll have an exciting race experience at the Peach City RunFest in scenic Penticton, BC.

Come out and enjoy the fun!

For more information contact:

Neil Macdonald
Race Director

Tel: (250) 490-3334
Email: info@peachcityrunners.com

Happy Mom’s Day!

Can your running form be improved?

Yep, it’s that time of year again! We’re all settling into our training plans and seeking ways to improve our technique and adjust our running form with high hopes of positively impacting our race results. Here’s a great article with some simple tips and reminders that will help as we head into race season.

Top Five Habits To Develop For Efficient Running Form

2017 Running Shoe Updates

Need new runners and would like to make a change but feel overwhelmed by all the choices?

Here’s a great summary by Running Shoes Guru: The Best Running Shoes of 2017 (so far). Running Shoes Guru test and review more than 100 running shoes each year. These are the ones they consider the best. Hope it helps whittle your list down!

Drop by Peach City Runners anytime. From the beginning runner, to the experienced racer, the staff has the knowledge and expertise to properly fit the best shoe for the circumstance. They are an excellent source of information for runners of all levels and are happy to offer advice!

1 Hour of Running Adds 7 Hours of Life

“Running will do more to increase your lifespan than any other form of physical activity, according to an analysis of long-term studies on the exercise. Over the course of a lifetime it could add just over three years, the research by scientists and cardiologists from five American universities found.”

Wow! If ever there was a good reason to add running to your fitness regimen, now’s the time! It doesn’t matter how far or fast you run, simply running an hour a day could help, according to a study published last month in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, which looked at a number of “key lifestyle factor[s] for longevity.”

Learn more at 1-hour-of-running-adds-7-hours-of-life

Who wouldn’t want to achieve these beneficial effects? Slip on your runners and get out there today ; )

Did you see the 121st running of the Boston Marathon?

This past Monday April 17th, from Hopkinton to Boylston Street, the streets were filled with indomitable spirit, strength and perseverance. Runners from dozens of countries claimed personal victories. From first-time Boston Marathon runners to survivors of the 2013 tragedy, each crossed the finish line filled with emotion while thousands of spectators cheered them on. This race never ceases to impress and inspire ; )

Planning to run the Peach City Half Marathon in May? Whatever your race goals are this season, lace up those runners, get your butt out there and get training! Here’s a great article with exercises to strengthen your glute and leg muscles, help you develop a more efficient stride and increase your aerobic capacity.

http://www.runnersworld.com/the-body-shop/run-up-hills-without-getting-hurt

At the end of the day you want to be a stronger hill climber and racer, right?!

Happy training…

Have a beautiful Easter celebration…

Runner-Friendly Summer Recipes

Catherine Coccia, a registered dietitian in Tallahassee, Florida, says “the best strategy for building  nutritious meals and salads is to remember the five food groups: Incorporate a mix of vegetables, fruits, protein, whole grains and dairy. And don’t forget a small amount of healthy fat from olive oil for optimum vitamin absorption.”

As avid runners we need quality ingredients! Check out these nutritional powerhouse recipes that will help fuel your way through 2017’s training and race season.

http://www.runnersworld.com/recipes/29-runner-friendly-summer-recipes

Never give up!

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