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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #11 - August 5, 2011 - One mistake all runners should avoid!
August 05, 2011

Welcome to the August edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - a free monthly resource of tips, inspirational quotes, recipes and the latest news and trends in running.

In this issue:

1) Quote of the month
2) Article: One mistake all runners should avoid!
3) Black toenails
4) Ensure you have a great race day experience

Quote of the Month:

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
-- Sidney J. Harris

One mistake all runners should avoid!

Runners should avoid this one mistake that often causes them an injury, costs them valuable training time and keeps them from improving as they could. They make this mistake when they are training hard to improve their performances--when they are pushing themselves to do better.

When you are doing tough training drills such as speed work or hill training, how does your body feel? Is it stressed and tense as you run as hard and fast as you can? Are all your muscles tight as you push them to the limit? Is your jaw clenched? Are you breathing rapidly? Are your muscles sore and achy the next day?

It is during these difficult training sessions that we most need to concentrate on keeping our bodies relaxed and our breathing easy. We can train hard and push ourselves to our limits, but we need to learn how to keep our muscles loose and relaxed to improve our running economy and avoid injuries.

As we learn how to relax, our breathing will improve, we will use oxygen more efficiently, our performance will be improved and we will have less pain and injuries.

Black toenails

Have you suffered with black toenails from running? Find out how you can prevent them and what you can do if you develop one.

Also, please share your story at the bottom of the following link: Black toenails from running.

Ensure you have a great race day experience

You have trained hard the past few months and race day is finally here. You want to make the most of this special day that you have worked so hard to enjoy.

Check out these tips to ensure you are well prepared for race day: Race Day Tips.

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Keep peaceful and keep running injury free,


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