Running and Endurance

Running at Sunset

Ask the Running Doc: Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Running Performance?

Sunday is the start of Daylight Saving Time, when most of America pushes its clocks forward an hour in order to take advantage of more waking hours of light (Arizona and Hawaii being exceptions to this ritual). Many people say they experience a feeling that their body’s “internal clock” is off when they lose an hour of …

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Ask the Running Doc: What Is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis?

It’s running season, and in the interest of making sure you can run your best this year, the team at Capitol Rehab of Arlington is putting on its running doc hat to answer your frequent questions. First question up: What is the fastest way to get rid of plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is pain, basically …

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Marathon training

Close to the Finish Line: How to Prevent Late-Stage Marathon Training Injuries

Marathon training is a unique adventure in its own right. While running is good for the body, running marathons isn’t. The term “hitting the wall” in marathon running is not supposed to be literal, but it feels like it. Hitting the wall means that your body has decided to shut down due to a lack of …

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how to run in a heat wave

It’s Hot Out! How to Run in a Heat Wave

Ah, the dog days of summer are among us. Temperatures are consistently in the 90s with forecasters calling for extreme heat indices reaching to 100+ degrees. The air conditioning in your home or office feels good, but it’s also making you sleepy and lazy and occasionally anxious that you’re turning into a slug. It’s so …

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Dr. Beck in the Beer Mile

Dr. Edward Beck Runs the Beer Mile

Capitol Rehab of Arlington’s Dr. Edward Beck ran the Pacers Running Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile over the weekend, swilling down four 12-ounce cans of Budweiser before every quarter mile lap in one of the toughest, though shortest, endurance races out there. Running in the elite Masters Men category, Dr. Beck finished at a time of …

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Triathlon Bike Ride Training by David Henkel and Speed Sherpa

Breaking into the Triathlon Scene: The Fundamentals of Training

Written by David Henkel, head coach at Speed Sherpa. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, or cyclist looking to become a multisport athlete, or a newcomer to the race scene altogether, here are the basics you need to know about how to start training for a triathlon: Set the Right Goals Check This Special Offer …

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Preparing for Triathlon Season: Let’s Get Physical

When it’s 10 degrees and snowing outside, triathlon season may feel far away, but now is the time to start thinking about races. The first thing to do before you even start physically preparing for triathlon season is to schedule your annual race plan. If you’re doing more than one race, planning your season will help you prioritize …

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