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  • How to Recover from a Hard Run

    Most runners recognize that it's the recovery, not training, that yields improvements.

    There are all kinds of ways to make recovery complicated. Ice bathing, tart cherry juice, the 30 minute window of opportunity, getting in proper nutrient ratios, and even hanging upside down.

    The KISS principle suggests to Keep It Super Simple. The simplest solution is most often the best. When applying this to recovery, you're left with recovery methods of time, sleep, food, and proper pacing of subsequent ...

  • Variety in Running to Lower Overuse Injury

    Many new athletes make the error of lacking variation in their training.

    This can come in the form of wearing the same pair of shoes for every single workout, running on the same terrain all of the time, or training at the same pace for almost every run.

    We'll start with shoes, which us here at SKORA are ever so fond of.

    A recent study determined that athletes who use different shoes for different runs have a 39% lower injury rate than those who used the same shoe for all of their training. ...

  • What does DOMS really mean?

     

    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    But it's not quite that simple, there is more to it than that.

    Every sensation your body provides your brain is its way of speaking to you. Telling you something.

    Some runners feel soreness should often be a workout goal. Yet athletes are quick to look for methods to reduce the duration of this soreness so they can get back to training.

    Let us take a quick look into what causes this post workout soreness.

    There are three main explanations.
    1) Microtrauma in ...

  • Make Happiness Happen

    “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
    ― Audrey Hepburn

    After years of interacting with many athletes, patterns start to show themselves.

    The pattern relating to happiness is that runners have their best training and racing when they are happy and enjoying themselves the most.

    It does not matter what comes first, a happy runner or great training/racing. What's important is that they fit together and affect each other as they come and go.

    ...

  • Forget heel vs midfoot striking

    Running form is a very important topic that many runners fail to address.

    A new swimmer or tennis player begins working on their form early on, yet this is something many new and seasoned runners fail to consider.

    While there are so many areas of running form that we can talk about, they can all come down to basically the same root issue - low running cadence.

    Running cadence is how many times per minute your foot strikes the ground. A low cadence (under 170) is very often connected to ...

  • Take Your Time

    Patience and time do more than strength or passion. -Jean de La Fontaine

    In today's fast paced world, it's often difficult to think long term.

    However one of the best indicators of how successful a person is, no matter the endeavor they choose, is how long they've been at it.

    During my own training and coaching, I practice and advise a much slower and cautious build than many would normally do on their own. This is mainly to avoid injury and maintain as consistent of a running pattern for as ...

  • What to do if you get hurt before a race!?!

    Unfortunately immediately prior to an event is the time of the year when you are most likely to experience an injury or burn out.

    The reason is simply because you've been building up with distance, speed, and race specificity for months now. Training is getting more difficult and volume has been going up.

    Paying attention to your body is incredibly important as a race approaches. Recovery and key workouts are what matter. But what happens when you're a week or a month out from your autumn ...

  • Dealing with Injuries, the SKORA Way

    When injury strikes, be it mild or severe, the first things we usually go to as runners are ice, NSAIDs, or a local sports doctor. All of these are great options for treating injuries quickly, but how can we keep them from recurring or even occurring in the first place? In order to truly recover from an injury, you have to get to the root of the problem. This often lies with structural abnormalities, muscle imbalance, or inefficient biomechanics.

    This article will present how using SKORA ...

  • Sleep in the Goldilocks Zone

    Best amount of time to sleep - just be average
    Unfortunately in today’s modern world, average is becoming undesirable. The average US citizen is either overweight or obese. The average American eats fast food too often and fruit not often enough. The “normal” person exercises too little and watches television too much.

    Yet, when it comes to sleep, people are doing surprisingly well. The American Time Use Survey concluded that the average hours spent sleeping each night for people over the age of 15, including every day of the week, ...

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