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Train to Run APPLETREE – Week 3

Published on August 20, 2018 By Sherri

We are two weeks in and ready to progress towards the finish line of the APPLETREE Sunset 5K/10K or Half Marathon. Remember, for those new to running, if you need to progress more slowly, that’s okay. You know your body better than anyone so if you need to adjust the programming to fit how your body is feeling, be sure to listen to your body.

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Running Program Week 6

Published on September 15, 2014 By Sherri

During the last 5 columns we’ve discussed general running guidelines to help you design a running program to prepare you for the local, popular runs, the Portland Marathon and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure that will have thousands of runners and walkers participating from around the Northwest this fall.

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Run Faster With Track Workouts

Published on June 10, 2013 By Sherri

Sue Vorenberg recently wrote an article on all the fun runs we can look forward to all summer long in ClarkCounty.

And although most participants are just happy to get to the finish line of these events, but there is a number of people that really want to run faster!

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Need Some Speed!

Published on May 29, 2013 By Sherri

Need Some Speed!

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Have you ever noticed that as most people age they begin to move more and more slowly?  It seems to take them forever to get out of a chair, walk across the room or bend down to pick something up.  This is because as we age we lose about 7 pounds of muscle each decade.  And this loss is dominated by a loss in the number and size of fast twitch muscle fibers.  These muscle fibers are the ones responsible for allowing an individual to move quickly, and to maintain agility, reaction time, strength and power.  As these fibers atrophy, we find ourselves moving very slowly.  However, the good news is that this loss can be slowed down and some cases, prevented by training your fast twitch muscles.  The rule is “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.  So it’s important to do whatever you can to keep these muscle fibers working so they don’t perceive that they are no longer needed.

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Running Injuries Caused By The Terrible Toos

Published on April 16, 2013 By Sherri

As the days get longer and warmer, many head outdoors for workouts.  But many people wonder why, after starting an outdoor jogging routine, they develop shin splints or knee pain shortly after.

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