The San Diego Running Institute, in conjunction with Dirt Devil Racing, announce the race dates and locations for their upcoming 2011 trail racing season. The Dirt Devil Racing Series, a trail racing group sponsored by the San Diego Running Institute, will be holding five races during the 2011 year. All races are held on local San Diego County trails and are limited to approximately 250 participants.
Sunday night, February 13th, the Grammy Awards celebrated fifty-three years of musical greatness. That same morning, Kathy Loper Events, a San Diego based endurance events coordinator, celebrated forty-three years of half marathon greatness. The San Dieguito Half Marathon and 5K, often touted as one of the finest running events in San Diego County, drew over twenty-two hundred runners to the 8:00 A.M. starting line. The challenging but scenic course started and finished at San Dieguito Park and led runners through the hilly streets of Rancho Santa Fe.
The US Cross Country National Championships returned to Mission Bay Park for the first time since 2008 and brought with it a star-studded field including national record holders and Olympians. Seven races were held throughout the day on the 2K loop course starting with a community 4K at 9:00 A.M. and finishing with the Open Men’s 12K at 2:00 P.M.
Happy New Year from www.sandiegorunner.com! With the new year comes new races, a fresh training schedule, and a chance to improve on the 2010 season. To help jump start the 2011 season, the fine folks over at San Diego USA Track and Field have put together the Winter Track Classic – a three-race series open to competitors of all ages and abilities. Come out and test your pre-season fitness or race events that you have never competed in before!
If you are a beginner or competitive runner, knowing when to exercise if you don’t feel well can be difficult. When you have an infection such as a cold or stomach flu you need to decide how exercise might affect your health and your road back to recovery. When your body is fighting an infection your performance and fitness benefits will likely be less than optimal. When this happens I think missing a few days of training is not the end of the world and the best option is not to run.
For the ninth year in a row now, the Purefitness Run For The Hungry 10K/5K has hit the streets of downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning to celebrate fitness and to support those in need. The event is organized by long time race director Kathy Loper and benefits the San Diego Food Bank and Foodmobile, and program of the Jewish Family Service.
San Diego running icon Meb Keflezighi is returning home! Join Marathon Meb at the Pacific Beach Movin Shoes on Wednesday, November 24th from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. for a meet and greet and a signing of his new book, Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream. Meb was the winner of the 2009 ING New York City Marathon and the Silver medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympic games.
Movin Shoes is located at 1892 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA. Books will be available for purchase in the store.
There are many activities that stress repetitive movements such as aerobics, cycling, swimming and running. Unfortunately, these types of fitness pursuits tend to cause overuse injuries. There are many reasons why you can develop such an injury. Outlined below are some reasons why overuse injuries occur.
The morning of November 6th brought a different-than-usual crowd to Mission Bay park. The baby joggers, tourists, and dog walkers were replaced by San Diego’s finest cross country runners for the 2010 USATF Dirt Dog Cross Country Championships presented by Asics. Members of San Diego’s leading running clubs including The San Diego Track Club, Adidas/Movin Shoes, Running Center/BSK, and more were out in full force to capture not only the individual titles but team titles as well.
Just as important as a structured and thorough warm-up is a proper warm-down. Your body’s muscles are highly utilized during a workout or race. A good warm-down will help the tendons, joints and muscles recover in a quicker and more efficient manner.
A good warm-down brings about a gradual lowering of the body temperature and heart rate through slow jogging. This also helps the muscles to gradually resynthesize lactic acid and remove out harmful waste products. Static stretching also helps to relax fatigued muscles and allow for removal of waste products.