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Cycling or Spinning? The Best Cross Training for Runners by Jason Fitzgerald Posted Mon 28 Nov 2011 7:22am by Jason on November 28, 2011 What’s a better cross training exercise for runners, cycling on the road or spinning? Runners are always looking for ways to get in better shape. When I was in college, I got a Trek road bike to stay fit when I was injured and to add some extra non-impact ... Read on »
Prevent Injury Before Your Next Ride: 4 Keys to Perfect Bike Fit by Side of Sneakers Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 1:27pm Just like it’s important to make sure you’re wearing the right shoes for your feet to prevent running injuries , it’s just as important to make sure you have the proper bike fit when cycling. While biking is definitely a lower impact option compared to running, it can lead to it’s own set of injuries- many of which you can prevent with ... Read on »
Hey Mr. Green, Are Electric Bikes OK? by Sierra Club .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Nov 2011 6:13pm Hey Mr. Green, You tout hybrids and electric cars, but what about electric bikes? —Stan in Carson City, Nevada I hereby tout and loudly tout e-bikes, as well as other bikes. A recent MIT study on bicycles’ life cycles  suggests that both bikes and e-bikes use less than 10% as much energy as the average sedan while being respons ... Read on »
Accidents happen :( by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:28pm What a great couple of days. Feeling great on the bike, swimming smooth and long (all of my 5 feet) and running injury free. Wed morning was the normal spin class and there is no stopping my class! It doesn't matter how hard I work them, they keep coming back. It was only a year ago when I started teaching. I can only imagine how strong their hea ... Read on »
What a weekend! by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:28pm I just had to put up this pic!! One of my favorites from IM FL 70.3! My "recovery" week went really well. Thank goodness for rain that I didn't feel any guilt when missing my afternoon workouts last week. I wanted to take it easy so I thought the only way I could reduce my volume is to only workout once a day. I kinda enjoyed having an ext ... Read on »
Is It Time For Gina Kolata To Hang Up Her Spikes? by Dr. Mike Magee Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 1:00pm Posted on | December 2, 2010 | Gina Kolata, science reporter for the New York Times since 1987, is one month younger then me. I turn 63 this January 20th. We both like sports and medical science. She studied molecular biology at MIT and received a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. I studie ... Read on »
Age Grouper Spotlight - Tommy Ferris by LARRY BRADLEY Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 11:06am Overcoming obstacles is nothing new to my next spotlight guest. Tommy Ferris has battled back from a string of injuries over the past few years to prepare for another season of high level competition against the best age group athletes in Ontario. I met this highly motivated athlete a few years ago as we jockeyed for position during a few earl ... Read on »
Required Reading: Top 5 Health and Wellness Links of the Week (December 3, 2010) by Adam Eskin Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 10:41am Hope you all had a great week back from Thanksgiving. Felt like a long one, didn’t it? Always seems to after a short week. Not to worry…it’s almost over. Finish up strong! And then kick back, relax, and enjoy some great health and wellness reading per the links below. (We’re sure that’s the first thing you’re going to do this weekend…) ... Read on »
Tour Down Under, Adelaide 2009 by Alberto R. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:11pm W e arrived back in Brisbane a couple of nights ago. Even though there is an old saying that it’s always nice to get back home, I wish I was still driving the big Apollo camper and following the Tour Down Under with Sandra. C an’t they make the race two weeks long? No, it is OK the way it is for an early season stage race and it gives us the ... Read on »
Sometimes, things need to change... for the Battle of the Border by Alberto R. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 6:06pm This week I almost hit that button. First, when I realised that the Battle of the Border is only three weeks away, and again, when I became fully aware that I am nowhere near the condition I would like to be to face an event like this one. From what I have heard, this will be a tough event. With races like the Terrible Time Trial and the ... Read on »