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Jogging

My first post will be for jogging – (I’ll call it sport )

I choose running for my first post because this is something that everyone can do and it doesn’t require any special preparation and costs zero to start running. All you need is to go out and do it. Don’t forget to warm up before start running especially if you haven’t done any physical activity lately.

Feel free to add your comment about running

Choosing Running Shoes

Before running a marathon one of the most important things that every runner should do is get the right show. In this article I am going to talk to you about how to find the right running shoe for a marathon.

First of all you have to figure out what is going on with your foot, that is what is your foot strike pattern. Most people either fall into one of three categories they overpronate, underpronate or are neutral.

Over pronators have a tendency to roll to far inwards. Pronating means is the running sequence which involves the heel strike, the roll in and then out on your toes. Those who overpronate have a tendancy to to come in with the heel, roll in and then stay in. The problems with that is you end up with shin splints, knee problems, back problems and hip problems.

Those people who are under pronators have a tendancy to come to the outside of the shoe that person generally has a very high arch and what will be called a rigid foot. They do not use the natural arch to push in the average strike of the foot.

To determine whether or not you fall into the three categories you have to get your foot measured for arch length and flexibility. Also you have to observe your running engaged style. From that the category you belong into can be determined.

There is motion control, stability and neutral shoes. Motion control are generally for individuals who overpronate. For those who only midly pronate, which is the majority of the population need the stability shoes with a little less of padding for the roll in. A person who is looking for a little more performance from a shoe, the neutral shoe is the perfect choice.

The performance category is for someone who needs a shoe for race day or for speed work. This category is not good for long distance running, this shoe will breakdown really quickly. However if you are looking for that really light weight and fast turnover shoe, this is your category to choose from.

Before running a marathon one of the most important things that every runner should do is get the right show. In this article I am going to talk to you about how to find the right running shoe for a marathon.

First of all you have to figure out what is going on with your foot, that is what is your foot strike pattern. Most people either fall into one of three categories they overpronate, underpronate or are neutral.

Over pronators have a tendency to roll to far inwards. Pronating means is the running sequence which involves the heel strike, the roll in and then out on your toes. Those who overpronate have a tendancy to to come in with the heel, roll in and then stay in. The problems with that is you end up with shin splints, knee problems, back problems and hip problems.

Those people who are under pronators have a tendancy to come to the outside of the shoe that person generally has a very high arch and what will be called a rigid foot. They do not use the natural arch to push in the average strike of the foot.

To determine whether or not you fall into the three categories you have to get your foot measured for arch length and flexibility. Also you have to observe your running engaged style. From that the category you belong into can be determined.

There is motion control, stability and neutral shoes. Motion control are generally for individuals who overpronate. For those who only midly pronate, which is the majority of the population need the stability shoes with a little less of padding for the roll in. A person who is looking for a little more performance from a shoe, the neutral shoe is the perfect choice.

The performance category is for someone who needs a shoe for race day or for speed work. This category is not good for long distance running, this shoe will breakdown really quickly. However if you are looking for that really light weight and fast turnover shoe, this is your category to choose from.

Best Running Shoes

Somebody running in non running shoes might think they hate running when in fact they would love it if they were wearing the right type of shoe.

So most shoes are designed for running and you may have chosen the least expensive one there but most shoes are designed for running. When you are running your whole body leaves the ground and hits it at 7 to 8 times heavier than your body. Your shoe has to be able to support this extra weight and shock.

A cross trainer is designed to give you support from side to side. Ideal for when you are doing court sports or stuff in the gym. You are not leaving the ground and coming down repetitively mile after mile, after mile. Hence it does not need to have as much shock absorption built into it. It just needs support from side to side, so you do not blow the shoe out.

The best running shoe should be designed to go through the whole motion from heel tap to toes in one smooth motion. If you run one mile in a cross trainer you may not have issues, but you get to a point when you can feel the shoe is hurting.

Vibram FiveFingers Shoes

These are considered to be the geekiest shoes in the whole world, they are called FiveFingers by Vibram. They look like little plastic foot gloves that are designed to help you run as if you were running barefoot. There are made of a TC-1 rubber sole, a polyamide fabric upper, antimicrobial microfiber footbrd, razor-siped treads and individual toe pockets.
You might not think that running barefoot is a good idea, especially after we have been made to think that the padding on all our shoes is meant to protect us when you are running. There has been a lot of research carried out lately that says that running barefoot is exactly the way your body was meant to run.

Your leg and foot has been designed to be an excellent shock absorber already. When your foot hits the ground, the arch in your foot straightens out and the springs back up when you take your next step.

Traditional running shoes have a flat sole that encourages you to hit heel first when you are running and then your foot rolls forward onto the heel on the front of your foot. The coushin therefore absorbs some of the shock and your legs is left to take on a lot more.

Vibram have been manufacturing soles for other shoe companies for many years. The FiveFingers is something like a stripped down shoe, with nothing but the sole of the foot. It has a flexible rubber bottom, with a little fabric on the top to hold your toes. Each toe has its own little pocket which make it a little more comfortable to wear. This is however the same feature, that freaks out a lot of people who haven’t been exposed to this type of shoes.

Vibram has even cut grooves into the sole of the shoe. Tire companies do this too, they cut these zig zag patterns, called sipes. This has been done to provide you with extra traction.

When it comes to the cost of these shoes, you are looking at about $75 to $85 a pair. Whether that is expensive or not depends on how you feel about barefoot running. Ideally you should just kick off your shoes and go running. You may want to protect your feet, and still have the barefoot experience. These shoes are perfect for you.

Afterall, they cost way less than a good pair of running shoes and may probably last longer too. So if you want to run in a natural way, this is a great way to do it.

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