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2nd March
2013
written by John

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to mention if you need a great gift for the runner in your life I got the place for you. At Justrunnners.com they carry a variety of Steve Prefontaine posters that are made out of a cloth material. The posters are a huge 4ft x 2.5ft and have a quote from Prefontaine on each poster. They also carry Steve Prefontaine t-shirts that are made of a moisture wicking material. The shirts would be a great for that next long run. They also carry many other Steve Prefontaine items that would be great for any runner.

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
Buy Steve Prefontaine posters.

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.

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

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

1st January
2010
written by John

My name is John Hopple and welcome to TheRunnersguide.com. I have been running for over 20 years. I ran track and cross country in high school and then went on to be a four time All-American while attending Malone College. After college I competed as a post-collegiate athlete and coached at the high school and college level. I have been very fortunate to be coached and associated with many top coaches in the country. Which includes my college coach Jack Hazen and Joe Vigil who coached 2 Olympic medalists in the 2004 Olympic Games. I have run a 4:09 mile, 29:35 10k and a 2:42 marathon. Currently I am being coached by Matt Woods and training for the masters ranks. I am married and have 2 children who enjoy going to races. I will be sharing marathon training tips to help you with your next marathon.

29th September
2009
written by John

During a recent race after the second mile, my wife and my two young kids were at the corner cheering me on. It was one of those inspiring moments that got me through a bad patch running I was going through. Hearing them yell “Go Daddy we are proud of you” helped me run one of the best times of the summer. So I got to thinking about how I can have my kids and my wife with me when they can’t make a race or if a course is not fan friendly.

So I created a website where you can create a audio file that you can upload to any Ipod or Mp3 player. It’s very simple to work and all you need is your telephone. Here is how it works.

1. Log onto my website and purchase the audio message. Click here.

2. Call the phone number you will receive via email.

3. Leave an inspirational message just like you would on an answering machine.

4. You will receive your message by email to upload to any ipod or mp3 player.

5. For a limited time all my subscribers will receive a 20% percent discount at checkout.

You will receive your audio file within 24 hours so you can listen to it at your next race.If you have any questions or comments about this service please Email me. Until next time, have a Great Run. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips.
Thanks,
John

18th April
2008
written by John

Over the last few months I have had some great emails from runners asking me how they can improve on their running. I came to realization that it would be best if I take all this info and put it on the web. So I decided to create a running forum where we can share thoughts, ideas and our successes together. In the upcoming months my goal is to have a great resource of information to help us all improve.

In my attempt to start this forum I am going to need your help. If you have any questions go ahead and post them in the forum. Remember, there are no bad questions. Also, if you have any suggestions to make the forum a better community or categories you would like information to be put in, please email them to me. All you need to do is go to The Runners Guide Forum and sign up for an account. After you have an account, go ahead and post a question and I will respond as soon as possible. I hope to hear from you soon and Good Luck with your training.

Click here to enter the forum.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

27th December
2007
written by John

I am sorry I have not posted for a while, but there has been some computer issues that I have finally taken care of. I will post videos in the near future and get things rolling again.

26th August
2007
written by John


My running log the week of August 26th with running and marathon tips included.

12th August
2007
written by John

My running log the weeks of July 30th through August 12 with running and marathon tips included.

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