Friday, March 20, 2009

Running Gaits

Video for underpronaters

Video for normal pronation

Video for overpronation

Here are some great reviewed running shoes

Runners World Trail Shoe Review

Road Shoes

Karhu Strong Fulcrum Ride

140$, For fast runners, good support

Asics Gel-Kayano 15

Very good shoe, 135$, top rated, amazing fit, heel plate, won editors choice for Runners World

Running Spikes

Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII Men's Spikes

form fitting, very good traction, great for Track (distance) and XC, feels natural

Nike Zoom Victory Distance Spike

form fitting, very good traction, great for Track (distance) and XC, feels natural

Trail Shoes

La Sportiva Raceblade Trail Running Shoe

Great traction, form fitting, distributes shock very good, great overall shoe

La Sportiva Crosslite Trail Running Shoe

same as raceblades, good cushine

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Running Routes

I haven't been running at my house latley because of the 2009 Track Season. For me, the track is not to boring; I still prefer the trails. But, the trails do get boring when you only have a half of mile trail on long runs. I end up running a couple of miles on the neigborhood on the other end of the nature trail. We average about 30-40 miles a week. I am glad that we do so many miles during the week because I need to do half marathon training runs during the weekend. I am still training for my half.

This is the way I go when I want some different views than my trail route.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The start of Track

The 2009 track season for CHS has just started.  We had our first meet on Feb 25, 2009.  We had a duel against one of the local schools, Cherokee High School.  On the girls side, they won by about 40 points, but on the boys side we lost by 4.  Chris A. got a new schools record for the 400, 52.27!  And Landry got 4:45 on his mile, 2:05.5 on the 800.  On that race he broke the 800 record by .14 middle seconds. There were some really fast guys in the 100, A.J. Redwine got 10.71. Over all, it was a great start to the 2009 season.

Girl Results

Boy Results

I did ok.  I got 2:37 for the 800.  I have never done that short of a distance before, and I could barely hold my arms up on the last 400. The second half of the race is all upper body.  That’s were the planks and pushups come in. In the 3200 I got 12:29, which is ok but for the season I am aiming for under 11:50.  I also did the high jump, but it didn’t work out so well. The starting height was taller than me.  But I did get half of my body over, then landed with the bar to my back.  At my school no-one has ever gotten over the bar in 8th grade so I am going to try to go for the record.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Makau produces second fastest time ever, Tune clocks national record at RAK Half Marathon"

Patrick Makau won the RAK Half Marathon with an amazing time of 58:52. That's a 4:29 min mile pace. At the 5k mark he had a time of 13:40! That's amazing, and at the 10k mark, 27:42. That's 38 secounds off the American Record of a 10k. He is a prodigy in distance running. Makau said, "I think the conditions were perfect and I am really very happy with the result." And I sometimes wounder if people like Patrick Makau or Ryan Hall will become ultramarathon prodigy's? And would they do good in a Ultra?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

These are the new Ecco shoes (below). They have a very flexible forefoot and an arch plate. This is a really new shoe that is being tested out, so there might be some little flaws. But, none the less I love the idea of a natural forefoot running shoe. It looks like the accomplishment that they want to be shown is similar to the Vibram Fivefingers (top). They both simulate forefoot and natural running. This type of running is getting more and more popular throughout the world. People are looking for better and more natural was to run. Once I got hooked on running, I could not stop trying to find better shoes and everything new that was associated with running. You will most likely find these shoes on the market in the near future if they mark out their little flaws.

Check out this link about Ecco shoes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Those were some pictures of where I run.

I enjoy taking my long runs in the woods.