The commonest complaint of beginner runners, even of walkers is that they get breathless very soon, instead it's their heart that is ready to jump out and go for a run. Most don’t even breathe optimally while sitting and then expect it to magically function to its best when they move. Here is a simple trick using a basic tool easily available that’ll be a game changer for you.
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Contrary to what people think, it’s not running that causes the bad knee pains, but running with poor form. Unfortunately when you pick up running in 30s and beyond, you are trying too hard as you’ve forgotten how to move naturally, the way you did as a child.
There is no rocket science to it. You need to slow down and work on your strength training. Be patient as you’ve taken decades to master the art of moving inefficiently and unnaturally. It’ll all soon come together.
Instead of hiding the imperfection, instead of shunning the brokenness, the implication is that there is value in being broken and coming back whole, there is value in falling down and bouncing back up. The cracks add to the beauty, to the experience.
A quarter to one-third of ladies experience heavy menstrual bleeding (periods). As if the society had done enough harm to repeatedly remind them that sports and exercises are very unladylike, these ‘painful’ periods acts like a massive deterrent to be themselves.
Depression doesn’t go away by being pressed away and is a real problem. An extremely big one at that. Here I share a recent Facebook Live conversation and a co-authored column in my series ‘Run & Bee’ in Hindustan Times with Divya Parashar, a psycho-analyst at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
Last week I came a cross an amazing but sad piece piece by Ted Jackson on the underbelly of elite-sports no one wants to speak about. Very similar to medals being chased in elite sports, similar things are now happening in amateur runners. Aman Yadav has put something down that'll not make for comfortable reading. It might make you angry. You might get frustrated. That's ok. At least it might make you introspect.
I wrote this blog / email on 22.2.2008. Some numbers raise their head even when you don't know what they mean. And then somehow it all makes sense.
(Disclaimer: This is not Sports & Exercise Medicine doctor writing but a crazy runner... a damn crazy runner. Please do not try this at home, kids please keep a watch on your parents)
Pacing is very important. Just that most never learn how to do it. If you get it right, you’ve really cracked what most haven’t been able to. You'll become a far better runner.
First review of running gear: FreeLift Tee ClimaChill by Adidas
Idea is to present to you a review after having really used the running gear for a bit, in this case over a 1,000 kms.
I've firmly believed that running gives you an even playing ground, which strips all of their social status and financial standing. It brings to surface the true character of the individual. It's because of that it's given me the best of friends and introduced me to some awesome folks out there.
I agree with the statement but I don’t think it’s demeaning at all. If there was no ‘i’, there would be no ‘A-hole’. A lot of crap would be coming through the wrong orifice, which is a very common occurrence in today's self-righteous world. It’s a tough job for that ‘i’ person who sticks out and does all the dirty job for others.
Videos (were covered Live) of Wynberg-Allen School (Mussoorie, India) 126th Senior School Annual Inter-house Athletics Meet
Are you still stretching your ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band) till the cows and the rest come home? Just to burst your bubble, they don't really stretch much.
A tweet today morning reminded me that there is a good reason that I have not been telling folks to stretch their ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band).
As 2-3 yr olds we all knew how to run but then 'life' happened.
MoveMint is a Running Podcast catering to all runners, fence-sitters, beginners, who run for health or to race. Please ask any questions you might have about running, share your inspiring story or fun running events. We have had runners from across India already featured.
Running is not about a destination or rat race. Its about the journey. We need to slow down and respect what ti has to offer instead of looking for instant gratification.
Want to run and stay injury-free? Then make sure you pencil in some of these exercises that will help build your ‘core’.
Pain is the back of the knee is common amongst sporty and non-sporty people. Get to know what is the possible reason for your pain.
Running through European cities is an experience dripping with romance.
Your morning run can throw up nasty surprises. So stay alert. Your safety is your liability.