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Chrissie Wellington’s Audio Fuel Workouts

January 12, 2012
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Current World Ironman Champion, Chrissie Wellington, releases her new training programmes for triathletes and runners Available from www.audiofuel.co.uk from 9th January 2012, from £3.75 Chrissie Wellington has teamed up with sports music expert AudioFuel and Universal Music to create Tri Harder – a comprehensive range of training programmes for triathletes and runners.  Designed for use on MP3 players, the programmes provide the unique combination of Chrissie’s voice, to coach and inspire, and AudioFuel’s sports music. “I feel very strongly that as a professional triathlete my impact and message should be wider than my performance on the race course, and last longer than my athletic career” says Chrissie. “Tri Harder is one way I can take my philosophy and learning out to a wider audience and help encourage people to participate in sport.” Based on her own training schedules and applying the motivational techniques that she uses herself when preparing to…

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If Your Knees Hurt, You’re Either Running Too Much and/or You are Overweight.

May 17, 2010
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This weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing a potential client who described himself as overweight. He’s done a great job by losing 26 pounds in the past year – and with another 30 pounds or so to go, he’s got his work cut out for him. But this runner is very dedicated and I don’t doubt he’ll lose the weight he wants to; that’s if he can get past his knee issues. Knees are sensitive and the more weight you carry around, the more pressure you are putting on your joints. When you run you exacerbate the potential for causing injury even if you are not over training. As you may already know, running puts a lot of pressure on the joints, muscles, and ligaments. The beginning overweight runner faces way more hazards than his or her thinner counterpart because of the stress running mechanics. As I talked with…

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The Biggest 10-Miler in the U.S.

April 27, 2010
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The Biggest 10-Miler in the U.S. Prepping for the big day By Alix Shutello On Sunday 30,000 of us will be running the 31rst Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run  down Philadelphia’s famous Broad Street.  This race has grown so popular, it was capped at 30,000 runners according to race director, Jim Marino.  I mean, this race is so large the Race Program and Information Guide has nine letters from everyone including the Mayor, Michael A. Nutter and the following: -  Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation -  Susan Slawson, City of Philadelphia Recreation Commissioner -  Jim Marino, Race Director -  Joseph A. Frick, President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross -  Michael Days, Editor, Daily News -  Bernie Prazenica, President & General Manager of 6ABC - Derrick Morgan and Sara Hills of Modell’s Sporting Goods -  Ruth Ann Dailey, Regional VP, SE PA American Cancer Society The 32-page…

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Increasing Distance, Not Pain

March 14, 2010
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Increasing Distance, Not Pain

Increasing your long distance runs each week should be done methodically. What to do before, during, and after your runs. By Alix Shutello I was at .84 miles on the treadmill when the first bead of sweat started to form on my brow. It was 2:50 PM and I had started my 8 mile run on the treadmill, knowing I’d be on this overused clunker for 80 minutes or so. It was a run I had done many times before on the treadmills in my gym in year’s past, and with a 10-miler on my horizon this was the first in series of 3 weeks that I will run this distance on Saturdays. I’ve had a very hectic life the past six months – work has been increasingly challenging. Our corporate headquarters have just moved from Virginia to Maryland and my commute will double. I have had a difficult time adjusting to the thought…

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Running Foods: Eating that First Gu

March 6, 2010
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Running Foods: Eating That First GuHow you eat it can set the tone for how you train with it.By Alix Shutello  The instructions to my student were very simple. When she gets to mile 4 of her 7-mile run she is to literally stop and take out the little packet she’s been carrying in her pocket.  “Open it slowly and take a little of it.  Then, drink some water so you don’t gag.”  In order to eat a gu, gel, or any running food for the first time there are many considerations. Do you want to try a few brands when you are not running to see which one you like? Do you want to trust you’ll just like the chocolate one and squeeze the whole thing in your mouth so see if you can actually swallow all of it at the same time? (Note: I do not recommend this). Should…

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Get Motivated!

February 17, 2009
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How can one motivate themselves to run? There are times when even I lose my desire to run (that may shock the people who know me).  Let’s face it, with a full-time job, two kids, and other side projects that I am involved in, time for exercise is limited. Running is important enough for me, however, that I make time to get in a few miles every other day, but when the dead of winter hits, or I get depressed or worried, or if I have any other human-related issues that I cannot clear from my mind from running, or an injury, my natural inclination is to stop running and find something else to do. For the last few weeks, I have had a very blasé attitude about running. My plantar fasciitis has been acting up and my famous left hamstring (hence the name of this blog, tighthams) is still a…

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Running Resolutions 2009

December 31, 2008
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What are your running goals for 2009? Do you want to finish a race? Get fit? Run faster? Run Greener? Run while pregnant? You can do anything - just put your mind to it.

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The Running Taper – Two Weeks ‘Til the Sarasota Half-Marathon

February 18, 2008
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In less than two weeks, I will be writing the post about my first race of the season, and actually, my first half-marathon. I have never run this distance before and am looking forward to it. I’ve done the training, the speedwork, the tempo runs, and the hills. Now it is time to taper – and to rest, before the big day. The Sarasota Marathon is only on it’s third year. The race is a USATF certified course and Boston qualifier (meaning you can qualify to run the Boston marathon, should you choose, if you run fast enough in the marathon category) and has gained a lot of attention since it’s inception. The flat course, which winds along Bay Shore Road, provides a constant view of Sarasota Bay. I’ve driven along the race route many times, and I expect the race will be interesting, fun, and beautiful. There will be…

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IRONMAN

February 13, 2008
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This is just in from www.active.com.  “Tune into NBC this Saturday at 2 p.m. EST (check local listings for the time in your area) for the dramatic coverage of the world’s toughest one-day endurance competition, the Ford Ironman World Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.” The Ironman is very inspriational to watch. If you are interested in really watching some hard core competition, I recommend, as a runner, watching this show if you can.  Have a great week. Tweet

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