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Archive for January, 2008

19th January
2008
written by John

I receive many e-mails about what is the best gear to wear in extreme weather conditions. The elements can be brutal sometimes and you need to make sure you are wearing the right clothes. Winter running gear has changed, making it more bearable to run in the subfreezing temperatures.

When dressing for the winter it’s important to wear layers of clothing. The base layer should be a moisture wicking shirt. The shirt wicks the moisture away from the skin making it more comfortable to run. In the past I would wear the cotton shirts and when I finished my run that horrible feeling of wetness was on my skin.

Another item you want to buy is a good outer shell jacket and pants. Make sure you find a jacket that is wind and waterproof. It makes a huge difference when it is cold, wet and windy outside. During the winter, I usually come back sweating from the jacket because it protects me from the elements so well. A good jacket and pair of pants will cost you $150 to $200. The best time to purchase these items at a great price is when the winter season is over and stores want to get rid of the current clothing to bring in the new. You can as much as 50% on many items.
To learn more you can go to running gear.

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them and I will address them personally and include them in my videos. Until next time, have a Great Run. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips.
Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

12th January
2008
written by John

When you start your training for a marathon or if this is the first time running it is very important to make sure you are injury free. If you need to take a few more days off to help your body heal make sure you do it. You must be fresh and ready to go for the upcoming months training. You do not need a nagging injury to prevent you from training.

Your first three to four weeks of running should be very easy. Meaning that you can carry on a conversation with someone while your are running. Many people are excited about getting started and overdue it by doing to much to quick. The rule of thumb is to increase your mileage about 10% each week. Remember it takes the body about
three weeks to adapt to a stress so be patient. In the long run you will be healthier and enjoy the sport more by being injury free. To learn more you can go to

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them and I will address them personally and include them in my videos. Until next time, have a Great Run. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips.
Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

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