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2012-01-05 16:03:36

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second — about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At 2 meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle´s — and the body´s — energy....

2011-12-30 11:00:00

Beth Deloria of Allard USA will compete in 20 half-marathons in 2012 to encourage people with foot drop to reclaim their lives. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Marathon runner Beth Deloria, Manager of Community Outreach for Allard USA, is taking to the streets to show the thousands of Americans who suffer from foot drop that they don't have to surrender their mobility to the neuromuscular disorder. Beth will compete in a 20-race schedule of half-marathons in 2012 to demonstrate...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

Bonavitas' new all natural endurance drink makes itself useful in more ways than one. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Bonavitas has just released a new, all natural, powerful supplement for endurance that is not just for physical benefit during workouts. Though it provides the nutrients and benefits the body needs while physically working, Bonavitas designed their new endurance supplement to provide the endurance benefits people seek throughout a regular work day, running...

2011-12-17 08:00:00

Local specialty running retailer recognized as one of the countryâs best at Dec. 9 ceremony at The Running Event in Austin, Texas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Boulder Running Company a local specialty running retailer located in Boulder, CO was recently recognized as one of The 50 Best Running Stores in America® by two leading trade and consumer publications Running Insight and Competitor Magazine. Boulder Running Company took its place among the...

2011-12-14 05:00:00

Masters Runner Brian Pilcher Uses New Cross-Training Device to Help Put Together a Career-Best Year in 2011 and Looks Forward to Record-Breaking Marathon Attempt in January Ross, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 2011 was a banner year for Brian Pilcher. After earning three medals at the World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships, he won the U.S. National Masters Track Championship in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meters for men 55 - 59 and then clocked a record-setting 1:12:52 half...

2011-11-10 15:30:00

How-to videos, blog posts, and digital media fun bring new element to annual Turkey Trot preparation. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Any Dallas native is familiar with the Thanksgiving tradition of the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, where nearly 40,000 people gather every year to run, walk, and gobble down the cityâs streets on Thanksgiving morning. What they may not be familiar with however, is the new digital spin on this yearâs race. While...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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