Beginner Half Marathon Training

Course

One of the factors that determines the time to finish the race is the course itself. A hilly course is more challenging than a flat course.

Running Base and Training

Another factor that determines the time is the amount of training and effort put in before starting the race. If you plan to run a half marathon with very little training, the impact of the distance on the body is going to be huge. You will feel tired and weary towards the end. You may have to slow down considerably towards the end of the race to finish it if your training is insufficient.

Proper training ensures that a good running base is developed before the race. If the long runs are done correctly for training, the distance for the half marathon seems a lot easier.

Pace

Another factor that determines the time is the pace of the person. Some people have better pace than others. For a beginner, any pace between 10-14 minutes/mile is good. This leads to a finish time of 2:20 to 3 hours.

The first and foremost consideration for any runner for a first half marathon

Scuba Diving Accessories

The Essentials for Scuba Diving

Long before you make your way to the deep waters of an ocean, or even the training pool, there are certain pieces of equipment you need for a safe diving experience. The following are among those items to get during certification or after.

  • Mask – A mask that fits your face perfectly is essential. Renting equipment is fine but you want a mask made for your face to prevent water from leaking into the mask.
  • Fins – Having a set of fins that fit your feet perfectly provides more confidence when moving through the water. There is no risk of the fins being uncomfortable when they are purchased specifically for the diver. These are things fin renters cannot guarantee.
  • Wetsuit – Scuba diving is a cold experience thanks to the temperature of the water. To help avoid freezing a fitted wetsuit is an important purchase for all divers.
  • Regulators & Tanks – These two items are vital to a safe dive. Fortunately, it is possible to rent both of these items instead of purchasing them. If you would prefer to own your own, they would definitely be worth

About Treadmill Running

The difference between running on the treadmill and running over ground can be discussed from mechanical, biomechanical and physiological points of view.

From the point of view of mechanics there is no difference between belt moving under our feet and our body moving forward in over ground running provided the velocity is the same. Indeed we are operating here with the same speed and consequently with the same forces on the ground and the same muscular efforts.

While it doesn’t matter for mechanics which of the interacting bodies is moving: the belt or the body, it is not so for biomechanics. It makes a big difference there. The major one lies in the fact that in treadmill running, unlike over ground running, our upper body is not moving forward, it’s our feet that are moved backwards by the running belt. This difference creates a different bio-motor pattern of the movement, where we have to produce some (otherwise undesirable) activity of the upper body to keep it against tipping over the support foot on the belt of the treadmill in order to keep the body in balance. So we have to hold our body to keep it

Bowl Better by Making Spares

Today it’s a lot different. The fingertip (your index and ring fingers only go in to the first knuckle) resin reactive balls are more efficient for getting strikes but will leave a lot of ten pins or seven pins if you’re left handed. This is because the ball enters the pocket (1-3 or 1-2 if you left handed) at a sharper angle causing the 6 or 4 pin to fly around the 10 or 7 pin. Now this where a spare making plastic ball comes into play. I personally use a plastic ball to make all my spares whether they are on the right or left of the lane. I revert back to the day when all balls were alike and had to throw straight at whatever was left. It makes sense that less hook the more chances a bowler has of making that spare. My plastic ball is drilled fingertip just because it’s easier to throw. I don’t think that flip flopping back and forth between a conventional and fingertip grip is a good thing.

The industry has come a long way since I learned how to bowl. The equipment is better but the fact remains

Competitive Sports

Hectic schedules these days force individuals to stay put in their workstations without moving a lot. Like it or not this is going to create a lot of health issues. Incorporating competitive sports into our otherwise lazy and monotonous routine will help us get moving. You may face problems initially like being unable to move about quickly as you used to. Age plays a very important role and you might have been slowed down by it. This applies to most people around us that includes family and friends. Having a blast of a game along with your family and friends, including a bit of positive competition and all the laughter, breathing and moving about will definitely improve your mood as well as will break the monotony.

As adults we have a lot of responsibilities and more often than not we become so engrossed in the daily responsibilities so much so we forget to socialize. This is so against nature because humans are generally very social beings and shall remain healthy only when the meet up and interact with friends and family.

It can be challenging to actually go out and start playing competitive sports after all

Increase Running Speed

  1. Train Your Muscles to Respond to You Wanting to Run Faster: You have to do workouts where you run at 90-95% or your body will never learn how to run fast.
  2. “Dead” Weight Loss: I understand that for certain sports or for certain positions, you want to be a particular weight or size, but you can get rid of some “dead” weight to help you run faster. By dead weight I mean fat and waste material in your colon. You can increase your lean body mass if you have a weight goal in mind, but it doesn’t have to be fat.
  3. Rest: After you’ve had a “speed training” workout, your body needs 48-72 hours rest before performing another speed workout. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t have other hard workouts, just not workouts that are made for you to run at above 80% of your max speed for longer than 2 seconds.
  4. Nutrition: If you don’t have the right nutrition you will feel sluggish and you won’t recover properly from workouts either. Make sure you eat enough carbs to support the energy demand for the workout and enough protein to recover and heal your muscles.
  5. Injury Free: You have

Coaching in Sports

Sports is the pinnacle entertainment around the world and especially in America but an issue that has been ongoing for quite some time now is how small the diversity is among coaches on teams. Most of the pro sports teams and collegiate level sports coaches’ demographics is middle age white Anglo-Saxon men. In 4 major sports leagues the percentage of minority coaches is at most all together about 20 percent which is a very small number. In the NFL, MLB, and college football minority head coaches represent about 3-10 percent while the NBA has the biggest representation which is about 12-40 percent which is a gradual big difference. This is taken to account all minorities specifically black but other minorities like women, Latinos, and other races percentage representations are even smaller than that. In the society that we live in today where barriers are breaking literally every day this number is appalling. In recent years’ sports commissioners have tried to diversify their coaching in their leagues we have more minorities being hired but they are basically replacing the ones that are getting fired.

Some recent success has been the NBA hiring the first ever full time assistant

Improve Your Bowling Game

I am going to give you some tips that you can use to improve your bowling game drastically, go ahead and give them a try.

Keep that arm swing loose

Remember first and foremost, keep your grip relaxed in the ball. To avoid the muscled arm swing don’t squeeze your fingers or thumb. To avoid this it’s best to head down to a pro shop and get a ball fitted and drilled correctly so you can have a relaxed thumb. Like I said, you don’t want to have to squeeze the ball because your thumb doesn’t fit.

Finish close to the foul line

The closer you are to the foul line the less energy you will have to use. When you’re all the way up to the foul line, you’ll want to have the ball a short distance over the foul line, which will result in the ball making contact with the lane further down and it’ll preserve energy so you can knock down all the pins. The further you are from the foul line the more

Metatarsal Running Pain

Metatarsalgia simply means “achy metatarsal” and the condition is simply a sore bone or bones in the forefoot. Pain and inflammation in the balls of your feet are the usual symptoms of metatarsalgia. This condition is frequent among athletes and those who do high-contact sports. Activities like basketball, gymnastics and many other sports put high pressure on the feet and, without proper care and rest, inflammation and pain may occur leading to the said disorder. Excessive running and jumping can stress the metatarsal, which is the name for the long bones found in the front part of your feet just a little bit below your toes.

Although metatarsalgia is not highly risky and has little or no long-term drastic effect, it can definitely hamper you. If you are in a physical career and your mobility and use of your feet are vital to your work, metatarsalgia may pose a major problem. This disorder is highlighted by sharp pain that continuously gets worse after prolonged periods of activity. This is followed by numbness or tingling in the toes that eventually worsens even when you rest and relax your feet.
The immediate remedy for this disorder is rest. Prevent

Bowling Ball Equipment

  • Bowling pins – In ten pin bowling (what most Americans refer to simply as “bowling”), you need to have ten bowling pins. These pins are going to be about 15 inches tall, between 3 pounds 4 ounces and 3 pounds 10 ounces, and 4.7 inches round at the widest part – this wide part, the “belly” is where a rolling ball would make contact. The bowling pins are positioned in a perfect triangular shape with a point of the triangle facing directly up the lane.
  • Bowling ball – Your bowling ball is a very important piece of bowling equipment. When starting out, most people simply use a house bowling ball, provided by the bowling alley. These house balls are generally made of polyester. Of course, there are other types of bowling balls, as well – urethane, reactive resin, and particle bowling balls. The bowling ball is made up of the core and the coverstock. The majority of bowling balls have three holes drilled in them – one hole each for the middle finger, pointer finger, and thumb – but more holes (up to five) can be in the ball.
  • Bowling lane – This “piece of bowling