Latest Running Stories

2011-11-01 15:09:08

University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic researchers examine effectiveness of shoe inserts It's one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work? Orthotics are commonly prescribed for painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, and, anecdotally, people swear by them, however scientists aren't exactly sure how they work. A recent study by University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Reed Ferber, PhD, published in the...

2011-10-27 17:55:00

Shaving using LEG LUBE® offers advantages many runners are just now realizing Bouder, CO (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 With marathon season in full swing and the New York Marathon close at hand, some runners are starting to recognize the benefits of a long practiced grooming routine used by their fellow athletes - shaving. While cyclists and triathletes have been shaving their legs and bodies for years, some runners are just now learning the benefits of removing unwanted hair using LEG...

2011-10-27 00:25:00

With music, beer gardens, and a party atmosphere, Bend, Oregon is changing the way cross country races are organized and operated around the nation. Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Signaling a major shift in how cross country races are organized and operated, USA Track & Field announced they have selected Bend, Oregon as the site of the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. Bend bid for the event against a number of metropolitan areas, including Chicago, San...

2011-10-17 17:12:58

Nearly all active people suffer ankle sprains at some point in their lives, and a new University of Georgia study suggests that the different ways people move their hip and knee joints may influence the risk of re-injury. In the past, sports medicine therapists prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises that targeted only ankle joints after a sprain. The study by UGA kinesiology researchers, published in the early online edition of the journal Clinical Biomechanics, suggests that...

2011-10-13 09:00:00

Heart Rate Watch Company has named the Timex Run Trainer as the best GPS running watch for 2011. Timex added many features to just sneak past the rival Garmin Forerunner 210. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 It has barely arrived in stores and already the Timex Run Trainer GPS watch is taking the running community by storm. It took all of the attributes of the Garmin Forerunner 210 and further improved upon them by adding even more features into a device at a slightly lower price point....

2011-09-27 19:55:00

The American Physical Therapy Association joins Olympic marathoner, Pacers Running Stores for live and online events Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month in October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is teaming up with Pacers Running Stores to raise awareness among the running community about injury prevention and improving performance. The education initiative leads up to the 36th annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on...

2011-09-23 21:20:00

ING Runnerâs Nation, a Facebook-based interactive forum for runners to learn, engage and share stories, is hosting a contest for ING New York City Marathon 2011 runners to become an ING Runnerâs Nation âœFeatured Runner.â Six Featured Runners will be given ING Runnerâs Nation running wear and a Flip HD video camera to upload videos, photos and blog posts about their training leading up to marathon. Fans of the ING...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'