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NOW IS YOUR CHANCE… NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
1. Breathe to Relax: Breathing through your mouth relaxes the jaw, which lessens tension throughout your body.
2. Breathe for Energy: Allow your lungs to fully expand by breathing with your diaphragm, which pushes oxygen deep into the lungs where it can enter the blood stream and is delivered to muscles.
3. Breathe with Your Cadence: Inhale fully on LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT foot strikes, then exhaling on RIGHT-LEFT foot strikes. This will better oxygenate your muscles.
Do Shoes Expire? The Experts Say “Yes”!
The National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends new running shoes every 300 miles. Your running shoes lose shock absorption, cushioning, and stability over time. Continuing to run in worn-out running shoes increases the stress and impact on your legs and joints, which can lead to overuse injuries.
At 150 miles, buy a new pair of shoes and start rotating them into your runs and workouts. For people who participate in cross-fit type classes, one class is equivalent to running between 5 and 10 miles worth of wear on your shoes. Doing 3 classes per week, a new pair of shoes is recommended every 3-5 months.
According to an NIH study, using multiple different styles of shoes can lead to a variation of the load applied to the musculoskeletal system and prevent running-related injuries. Therefore, it is best to be actively using two or more different kinds of shoes for your runs and workouts.
If you are close to that 150 mile mark and it is time for you to look for a new pair of shoes, it is recommended that you not automatically purchase the same exact style of shoes because your needs may have changed. As you run or participate in fitness classes, your gait will not remain static. Your weight may fluctuate, you may have a minor injury, your muscles transform, and your tissue elasticity also changes. In addition to all of these changes your body may experience, footwear technology is constantly progressing and there may be new models that will better suit your individual body and cadence. For all of these reasons, we highly recommend having a new GaitView Video Analysis and fitting before every purchase.
When in doubt, our motto is that it is ALWAYS a good time to buy a new pair of shoes!
Help People Fight Their Fight
Join Team Runners Lane to support this great cause and don’t miss Flo lead the warm-up!
We’ve got another great race this Saturday for the Fight It! 5K/10K!!! This race supports the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund which helps young adults pay for everyday expenses while battling cancer. Heather Stewart who is part of Team Runners Lane is chair of this event. Let’s show our support and help those who need it most because CANCER SUCKS!!! Please sign up Team Runners Lane and let’s get our run on!
Sign-up now: CLICK HERE
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Registration / Check-in Opens: 7:00am
Race Start: 8:00am 5K/10K, 7:30am 1K (RAIN or SHINE)
Location: Central Park Cross Country Trail
Address: 27150 Bouquet Cyn. Rd. Santa Clarita CA 91351
The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants measure under $500 and include co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries. The goal of Brenda’s Fund is to help young adults in treatment maintain self-respect and minimize the stress of associated financial challenges.