13
Sep

The best workout songs and playlists for your running pace | Workout songs and playlists - jog.fm

To those who listen to music when they run,

This site will list songs with a bpm (beats per minute) that matches your mile pace!  A great tool if you’re trying to put together a killer playlist.

13
Sep

ryancreary:

 Trail running below HaLing Peak. Canmore, Alberta

ryancreary:

 Trail running below HaLing Peak. Canmore, Alberta

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13
Sep

science-junkie:

Why do foods that are bad for us taste so good and foods that are good for us taste so bad?Doc Kon-igi answered.

Why do you put ‘food’ and ‘bad’ in the same sentence? My grandmother would have slapped you and then, she would have taken care of your unhealthy lack of respect for food with four pounds of seafood spaghetti and a pan of steamed mussels with garlic and parsley.
The sense of taste discerns only five flavors (sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami), and it’s only in synergy with the sense of smell that the human being can perceive the aromas of a wide range of processed food.
The famous motto ‘DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM’ (there is no disputing of tastes) tells us how, for example, the ancient Romans loved a fish sauce blended and left to macerate for a few days in the sun. Or it says that in China the ‘Century Egg' is considered a delicacy.
Even we Italians have certain foods that would turn most people’s stomach: do you want to taste a bit of Gorgonzola spread on bread? Or do you prefer Casu Marzu (Rotten Cheese) from Sardinia?
Tastes change together with the society in which you receive nutrition education and can be altered with the habit and a good practice in the kitchen and at the table. So, the concept of “good food for the mouth and bad for health” can be overcome by getting used to derive gustatory-olfactory pleasure from simple food, cooked in a healthy way. 
It’s difficult if you have been raised on peanut butter and fried chicken wings but… IT - COULD - WORK!!!

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science-junkie:

Why do foods that are bad for us taste so good and foods that are good for us taste so bad?

Doc Kon-igi
answered.

Why do you put ‘food’ and ‘bad’ in the same sentence? My grandmother would have slapped you and then, she would have taken care of your unhealthy lack of respect for food with four pounds of seafood spaghetti and a pan of steamed mussels with garlic and parsley.

The sense of taste discerns only five flavors (sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami), and it’s only in synergy with the sense of smell that the human being can perceive the aromas of a wide range of processed food.

The famous motto ‘DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM’ (there is no disputing of tastes) tells us how, for example, the ancient Romans loved a fish sauce blended and left to macerate for a few days in the sun. Or it says that in China the ‘Century Egg' is considered a delicacy.

Even we Italians have certain foods that would turn most people’s stomach: do you want to taste a bit of Gorgonzola spread on bread? Or do you prefer Casu Marzu (Rotten Cheese) from Sardinia?

Tastes change together with the society in which you receive nutrition education and can be altered with the habit and a good practice in the kitchen and at the table. So, the concept of “good food for the mouth and bad for health” can be overcome by getting used to derive gustatory-olfactory pleasure from simple food, cooked in a healthy way. 

It’s difficult if you have been raised on peanut butter and fried chicken wings but…

 IT - COULD - WORK!!!

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13
Sep

What’s My Easy Pace?

To all you 5k runners,

Here is a tip that you may have already known: a basic method for determining your “easy” pace is to take your “race” pace and add 2 minutes.

To Check This:

My most recent 5k clocked in at 20 minutes (6:26 min/mi pace).  So according to the above, my “easy” pace should be around 8:26 min/mi. … According to my McMillan Running Calculator my “easy” pace window is between 7:51 and 8:51 min/mi.  The median of this window is 8:21 min/mi … So not bad.  The time is 5 seconds off the exact middle, however it is definitely within the suggested target range.

28
Aug

fortodayimmortal:

Cross country here I come 👌 #crosscountry #true #running #quote

Truth.

fortodayimmortal:

Cross country here I come 👌 #crosscountry #true #running #quote

Truth.

(via roadtogreatnesssteve)

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28
Aug

magiclifesfan:

"As above, so below" - Milky Way over Mesa Arch Canyonlands by Stephen Oachs (ApertureAcademy.com) on Flickr.

I need to move out to the countryside.  I know the sky is never this clear, but it’s a heck of a lot clearer than a night in Pittsburgh.  Then again you can’t compare the beauty of a city with the beauty of the outdoors.

magiclifesfan:

"As above, so below" - Milky Way over Mesa Arch Canyonlands by Stephen Oachs (ApertureAcademy.com) on Flickr.

I need to move out to the countryside.  I know the sky is never this clear, but it’s a heck of a lot clearer than a night in Pittsburgh.  Then again you can’t compare the beauty of a city with the beauty of the outdoors.

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28
Aug

science-junkie:

We all spend so much time indoors either working or binging on YouTube videos, but how is this affecting our brains and bodies? If you spend most of your day inside, this is for you!

I remember reading an article (I believe in Runner’s World) that also references the study linking sitting and earlier mortality.   Uhoh!

18
Aug

McMillan Running Calc

This is a really neat tool that will utilize your most recent race pace and your goal race time to create a pseudo list of training paces.  Check it out, play with some of the settings and see what you thing.  

Enjoy!

19
Jun

Injury Tip

According to Runner’s World, “Running injury symptoms are rarely felt in the same place where the injury is located.  Understanding the true nature and cause of an injury is paramount to rehabilitating it, but you almost have to become a student in running injuries.”

Good thing I got a PT at home :0)

19
Jun

Striders and Stride Length

Every since High School, I have followed most workouts with 6-7 striders (roughly 100m in length).  I do it to improve my running form and to develop my stride length.  Besides, as much as they may suck after a hot or difficult workout, they do a great job of loosening me up.  

I recently found a similar workout that, instead of increasing stride range, increases stride rate.  

The Workout: Down Hill Strides

Ideally you would do these going down a grassy slope.  The point is to control your acceleration, taking short, quick steps.  Remember, you don’t want to over stride.  Over striding puts increased impact on you knees, esp. going down hill.  

As in regular strides, jog back to the top of the incline and repeat.  Do no more than 8.

19
Jun

woodendreams:

(by papierhexe)

Nothing like a good running trail!

woodendreams:

(by papierhexe)

Nothing like a good running trail!

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