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Does Attractiveness Predict Endurance Performance?

“…on average, the cyclists who performed better in the Tour were rated more attractive; put another way, facial attractiveness might predict endurance performance.”

Fuente: Runner’s World [link]

Add comment February 11, 2014

Balance

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Work-Life Balance Begins with Exercise

Recent research has found that regular exercisers are less likely to experience conflict between their work and home roles. Exercise reduces stress, which makes time at home and at work more productive and enjoyable. You may view an exercise regimen as yet another commitment, but a reduction in stress is tantamount to an expansion of time. People who exercise regularly also feel more capable of taking things on and getting them done, which carries over into both work and home roles.

To add fitness to your schedule, try exercising before your workday starts (it’s so easy to find reasons not to exercise later in the day); high-intensity interval training workouts are effective and fast. Or take a break during your workday to work out, especially if you can take advantage of on-site facilities. You’ll return to your desk ready to tackle that next challenge.

Adapted from “How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family” by Russell Clayton.

Add comment February 8, 2014

Where people run

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Nathan Yau creo mapas usando los datos de apps en teléfonos para mostrar las rutas más populares en varias ciudades de los EEUU. Este mapa es de Miami.

Visita flowing data para ver todos los mapas.

El Washington Post tiene un punto de vista ‘diferente‘.

Add comment February 7, 2014

En la banda…

Biomechanics Expert Debunks Treadmill-Running Myths.

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Este dato es importante para los que tenemos que pasar tanto tiempo en la banda por los calores inmamables de Miami.

Add comment February 7, 2014

Thank you! Gracias!

Anoche le envie un e-mail de agradecimiento a todos los que me apoyaron en la carrera para recaudar fondos para el Team Blue Card. Este es el e-mail:

Dear all,
Another race has come and gone, my fourth consecutive Miami Half Marathon. The weather was hot and humid and not really great for running. My time was not exactly what I would have hoped for… but yet, this was probably the most significant run I have participated in. Being a part and running for Team Blue Card was definitely a special experience. And while 13.1 miles always measure the same no matter how you measure them, running for a cause made a difference in many ways.
 
First, let me tell you about something that happened somewhere between mile 7 and 8, as I was turning west onto the Venetian Causeway. Since before getting into my corral, I had noticed people looking at my shirt and trying to read what it said and what Team I was running for. It continued during the race as other runners are constantly checking out who is around them. But at that corner, something happened that had never happened to me before. A random spectator saw me approach and after realizing who I was running for he jumped onto the course, nearly tripped another runner and came to me just to high five me. And he did it hard, like he really meant it. I have no idea who he is or why he felt so connected to my shirt with the large Blue Card logo in the chest area. But he felt the need to come support me to complete the last 5 or so miles in the Miami heat. Felt pretty cool.
 
Second, and just as important, Joana and the kids came to cheer on the course and finish line. It was the first time that I can tell them that I am running for something more. I was physically setting an example and putting my actions where my mouth is. I hope that they truly understood the meaning of the run as something more than what I always tell them (the usual good for your health stuff). It’s the second time they come watch me race and it is the highlight of the event.
 
I am proud to let you all know that as a team we raised just about $20,000 to provide direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors in southeast Florida through the work of the Blue Card and the JCS. I am even prouder to say that through your generosity, I personally raised just over $4,000! Like I said on my last e-mail before the race, there are not enough words to express how blessed I feel for counting you all as friends.
 
Thank you!

Jaco

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Miami Half!

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Otro medio más. Mi sexto, el cuarto al hilo en Miami.

Me sentí bastante débil desde el principio. Hacía mucho calor y la humedad estaba pegando, pero la verdad es que me sentí mal desde temprano en la carrera cuando el sol todavía no pegaba dura. No se si me entrené mal o que paso. Lo bueno de llevar este blog es que puedo revisar que es lo que hice para ver si encuentro donde la cagué.

Lo positivo fue que logré recaudar arriba de $4,000 para el equipo Blue Card y estoy sumamente satisfecho por eso. El resto son tonterías.

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IMG_3331Con Nati antes de ir a los corrales.

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Add comment February 3, 2014

La Expo

Fui a recoger mi BIB. La expo estaba más amplia y con mejores expositores que en años pasados. De hecho hicieron algo similar a lo que vi en NY, que es poner una tienda sobre artículos oficiales de la carrera inmediatamente al salir de recoger tu número. Lástima que la calidad de lo que ahí había dejaba que desear.

photo 1Ya tengo 4 de éstas.

photo 2En éste poster están todos los corredores inscritos.

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Add comment February 3, 2014

runDisney update

Ya arreglaron mi tiempo. Es oficial. Nuevo PR:

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Ahora a ver si encuentro fotos de la meta….

Add comment February 1, 2014

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