For this edition on 'Who Knew?' Wednesdays (WKW) I am continuing with my new, and permanent direction. I am focusing my discoveries on the local papers and magazines in Boulder, CO my triathlon mecca stomping ground: Rocky Mountain Sports Magazine, Active Cities: Boulder County Edition, and of course The Daily Camera (Boulder's daily newspaper).
Today's 'Who Knew?' will kick off this new direction with some gems from the April 2006 issue of Rocky Mountain Sports magazine:
#1 I LURVE this tip. When I first came across it, I immediately started practicing it –- let me know if it works for you too…
Shop Talk: ‘Sometimes it just takes the simplest thing to make you a better runner. When asked what her single best tip is to improve your running, Nancy Hauck, manager of Runner’s Roost (1685 S. Colorado Blvd, www.runnersroost.com) in Denver offered this advice: When you’re sitting, sit with your feet flat on the ground and not crossed. This can help stop pronation, which, in turn, will help improve your foot strike and running stride. How easy is that?’ Who knew?
#2. Personally, I like roasted green tea. And, there’s also green tea bars that give you the same benefits from eating green tea that you get from brewed tea… check out the ‘Other benefits’ below if you need more convincing on green tea…
Green is Good: ‘Green tea. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages and its loaded with goodness. Study after study has shown that the antioxidants in green tea help prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases. Other benefits? Green tea has an antioxidant that can help with weight loss, and a recent study has shown that the tea may improve endurance during exercise. Who knew?
#3 I don’t know if you are like me, but with yoga and pilates, it’s more of a where do I even begin kinda thing. I like this DVD because it helps me filter through if a yoga class might be right for an endurance athlete like myself:
Strength and Strengthen: ‘Endurance athletes typically have a problem with maintaining flexibility, which is why yoga is such a good compliment to all that running and cycling. The toughest part (and biggest excuse) is finding the time to do it. But triathlete coach Steve Tarpinian’s DVD Yoga for Endurance Athletes offers a quick 30-minute routine that hits all of the major muscle groups important for the cardio crowd. It’s a great workout that really does wonders for those of us who have neglected flexibility for far two long. $40. www.TTUniversity.com' Who Knew?
Who Knew? Not me.
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