Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tips for lifelong fitness

Ultimate layout

Running for the disc
At age 64 Frank Shorter, an American marathoner legend, is still running strong (Runner Frank Shorter is still on stride). How is this possible, when so many burn out or wear down from prolonged years of exercise?  Seems he practices some helpful practices.

  1. Listen to your body.  Don't look to others for direction, be your own coach.
  2. Don't over train.  If you are feeling tired allow yourself to cut a workout short.
  3. Set achievable goals. Rather than shooting for the sky, set goals that you are confident are attainable.  This will be reinforcing!
  4. If you're a runner, run slow enough that you can carry on a conversation 75 to 90 percent of the time.
  5. Practice exercises you enjoy doing.  For example, Frank Shorter notes that there has never been a day he hasn't wanted to get out and run!
Pictures are from the Central Regional High School Ultimate Championships this past weekend in Naperville, Illinois. 

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