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Archive for May, 2011

28th May
2011
written by John



Do you running shoes stink? Well if you answer is positive then you are not alone. Most avid runners do encounter this problem one time or another with their running shoes. As a result, here are a few measures you can take in order to remover the bad odor from your shoes and keep them fresh and fragrant.

1- First thing you need to do is to examine the shoes and sniff out the root-cause of the bad odor. This odor is usually omitted by a bacterium that lives in the shoe. If the insoles are wet and dirty, then you may need to clean and dry them in the open air. This will also grant a permanent halt to the bacterial growth.

2- Use a special product such as the Gran’s Remedy or any other product you can find in the market place. If you can’t afford one, then you could poor baking soda into the shoes, and leave it in for a couple of hours to soak up the bad smell.

3- Keep your hygiene in check. The main cause of the bad odor might not be the shoes themselves, taking good care of your hygiene by cleaning your feet thoroughly both before and after a workout can prevent the smelly odor from ever developing in the first place.

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If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them. Until next time, have a Great Run.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

7th May
2011
written by John


When running or doing any other type cardiovascular exercise, the most important element that ensures success and enjoyment is learning how to breathe properly. Obviously oxygen is key to life and without it living organisms can no longer thrive, the same thing is with your running workout. Fortunately learning how to breathe when running is not that complicated, you just need to follow these sensible guidelines:

1- For starters, you need to be breathing in from the nose and out from the mouth. This breathing pattern guarantees the constant delivery of oxygen to your working muscles and cardiovascular system.

2- You should aim at breathing more deeply and using your whole diaphragm in the process; most runners who tire too soon whilst running are chest breathers, hence you should get into the habit of breathing from your belly instead of your upper chest. If you find this method hard, then you may need to enroll in a Yoga class and learn a bit about Pranayama breathing techniques.

3- Use your breathing to relax your body and let go of any tension build-up you may feel while running. See, learning to breath properly will not only prompt your running performance, it will add fun and enjoyment to the training itself.

Keep up the good work!

For more running tips please Click Here for more information.

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them. Until next time, have a Great Run.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

1st May
2011
written by John

Improve running motivation for weight loss and other benefits

Though the effectiveness of running for weight loss is obvious and a well-know fact, still finding (or re-finding) the motivation to keep the training consistent proves sometimes difficult and a real struggle. For that, here are 3 ways to keep your running motivation for weight loss on track:

1- Keep writing and rewriting your weight loss goals on a daily basis. The act of constantly repetitive exposure to your goals can entice and motivate your mind to stay on track, or to get back on the right path whenever the motivation withers away. No wonder the law of attraction had so much success.

2- Reward yourself for obvious improvement. You should also treat yourself nicely whenever you take notice of any positive progress. Many people regard weight loss as hard labor and a real punishment, that’s the wrong way of looking at this matter. Instead you should reward yourself for the progress you have made and be grateful. However, you should never indulge yourself in unhealthy eating as a way of rewarding, since this can definitely compromise your weight loss efforts.

3- Tell a friend or a family member about your resolution to lose weight. Getting support from other people may be the only thing you need. Many people live in a closed prison of their choosing and refuse any help from the outside world. This can be sometimes totally justified since no one like to mocked or laughed at. However, asking for others help is a leap of faith you need to make and see how it will turn out.

For more running tips please Click Here for more information.

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them. Until next time, have a Great Run.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

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