The treadmill is 200 this year – high time it got a makeover

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2017/jan/10/the-treadmill-is-200-this-year-high-time-it-got-a-makeover

Virtual reality projections of natural environments, sounds and scents would vastly improve the indoor running experience – and have a positive impact on our wellbeing too

With the freeze of winter just arriving, many runners are struggling with the icy cold and the darkness. They dig in nonetheless, racking up what miles they can bear in the few hours of light they have. For many, the alternative seems even less attractive.

This year is the bicentenary of the treadmi…

The 24-hour race: 'It is a battle with your mind'

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/07/ultra-running-south-london-24-hour-race

Ultra-running is one of the fastest growing sports, usually taking place in remote, scenic landscapes. Not a running track in London. Will competitors reach nirvana?

‘I hallucinated, of course. I always do,” Pat Seabrook says. She is 76 and has spent the past 24 hours running round a 400m athletics track in Tooting, south London. She sits in the front seat of her car, peeling plasters off her toes. “At some point I began to think the white lines on the track were ropes…

How was your weekend running?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2017/jan/09/how-was-your-weekend-running

Running muddy miles or pounding the clean pavements? As always, come and share your weekend triumphs and woes below the line

Somehow, through either bad or excellent planning, depending on your point of view, I have managed to avoid any cross country races until this weekend. Then, like buses, they all arrive at once: Saturday just gone was the Surrey XC Champs, and next Saturday is the Surrey league. To add insult to injury, both take place in Lloyd Park. I’m sure I will …

Lycra leggings – the final step in the evolution of a running fanatic

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2017/jan/04/lycra-leggings-the-final-step-in-the-evolution-of-a-running-fanatic

When did it come to this? When did I become the man who wore running tights?

I was out running the other morning, the usual steady pace, gulping down the frosty air, when it dawned on me that I was wearing running tights. You know, the ultra-tight compression ones. The ones with antimicrobial technology and go-faster stripes. The I-take-my-running-seriously ones. Yes, those ones.

When did it come to this? When did I become the man who wore Lycra leggings? Leggings that…

Runner uses GPS to create festive art – in pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/gallery/2016/dec/20/runner-uses-gps-to-create-festive-art-in-pictures

Some people use Strava’s GPS feature to create intricate designs; others to draw rude pictures. But London runner Owen Delaney has been getting into the Christmas spirit. He spent an hour planning the first routes in the city’s Bushy Park before the Christmas spirit really started to move him. Enjoy some of his creations, and have a very happy Christmas …

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How was your weekend running?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/dec/19/how-was-your-weekend-running

Share your own tales of weekend triumphs and woes – and plans for Christmas Day running – below the line as always

Now that it’s less than a week to the big day, let’s talk Christmas Day runs. What’s your tradition? The other day I was chatting with someone, explaining that myself and the other half usually go for a longish, rambly run together before picking up the breakfast croissants and pain au choc treats. “Blimey” she said, “Don’t you even take Christmas …

EM Athlete Hannah Flippen Pac12 Player of the Year

http://emspeedtraining.com/em-athlete-hannah-flippen-pac12-player-of-the-year/

Article Courtesy of the Salt Lake City Tribune:

After a monstrous season at the plate and at second base, junior Hannah Flippen is Utah softball’s first-ever Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Flippen led a group of five Utes earning all-conference honors, as she led the All-Pac-12 First Team along with sophomore pitcher Katie Donovan and junior shortstop Anissa Urtez. Senior catcher Shelby Pa…

‘Everyday Ally’ Prisock and USC Trojans win NCAA National Championship!

http://emspeedtraining.com/everyday-ally-prisock-and-usc-trojans-win-ncaa-national-championship/

Everyday Ally Prisock got her nickname around EM because she literally trained ‘EVERYDAY’.  Coach Rod Richard says ‘Ally was committed to earn a starting spot in the Trojan line up her freshman year.’  Well Ally not only earned a spot, she started all 23 games for the Trojans as a defensive back…She was a part of the stalwart Trojan defense that finished tied for first in the Pac-12 through the regular season, allowing just 11 goals through 20 games ……

Incontinence: what can be done to help?

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This is the third and final blog in my series on incontinence in partnership with Depend. If you missed the first on the stigma of incontinence and a podcast talking to two women on exercising with incontinence, I recommend you catch up on those.

Incontinence is a very common condition. Research by Depend found that one in five British women are affected by incontinence every day.

But despite the number of women experiencing symptoms, it’s something that’s hardl…

The Return of Matt Bush to Baseball

http://emspeedtraining.com/the-return-of-matt-bush-to-baseball/

EM Athlete Matt Bush had his share of challenges, but throwing hard was not one of them.  The #1 pick in the 2004 draft at 18 years old, and early into his career Matt spiraled out of control – more importantly, he’s back.  Says EM’s Master Trainer Jono Green, ‘I was just proud to be part of the team that put Matt back on the mound.’  Green was asked to be in charge of Matt’s strength and conditioning, preparing him for Spring Training this p…