Running Trainers Biddeford ME

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Curves
(207) 284-1000
321 Elm St
Biddeford, ME
 
Old Orchard Snap Fitness
(207) 934-6136
2 Cascade Rd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Contours Express
(207) 883-9853
25 Plaza Dr # 4
Scarborough, ME
 
City Dance Center
(207) 767-0870
408 Broadway
South Portland, ME
 
Core Personal Training
(207) 854-1239
3 Westbrook CmnWestbrook
, ME
 
Planet Fitness
(207) 284-9924
420 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
 
Lifestyle Fitness Center
(207) 883-4537
29 Pleasant Hill Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
South Portland Snap Fitness
(207) 799-0864
747 Broadway
South Portland, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves
(207) 641-8610
913 Post Rd
Wells, ME
 
Core Solutions
(207) 854-5200
90 Bridge St
Westbrook, ME
 
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Picking Tunes for Your Run

Picking Tunes for Your Run
Running is a stunning example of physics and more specifically, momentum. Interestingly enough, progress in both running and life is determined by your management of potential and kinetic energy in order to maximize the benefits of momentum. Look up "momentum" in your favorite dictionary for a wonderful disruption to your day; it is truly fascinating stuff when put into context of a runner and the human body. However, disrupting a runner's momentum generally yields results that can be very unpleasant.  

Converting one's potential into kinetic energy should not be disrupted by the ill-kept promises of technology. Although gadgets have promised more of this momentum, it is all too easy to focus on the technology instead of the core activity of running. The latest running technology--such as Apple's iPod Shuffle and Adidas/Sennheiser running headphones--have made the integration of tech easier than ever before. Even so, the disruption caused by flailing cables or tumbling earbuds disrupts focus and results in lost momentum. Fear not my fellow odometers...I will share with you some battle-tested, top-secret, G14 classified tips for mastering running technology; you have the ability to eliminate disruption and make your run as fun or focused as you desire.

Lets start with apparel and the old mantra that less is more. For many, the appeal of running is its minimalist roots. Along with swimming and wrestling, it is the simplest sport known to man. As you add shoes, braces, visors, wristbands, iPods, fanny-packs, pedometers, heart-rate monitors, headphones and sunglasses, you increase your resistance significantly. Some of this gear is required and that is OK but for most, consolidation works wonders for improving stride, focus and efficiency. Keep a gym-bag or milk-crate in your car trunk with items that are not essential to every run, but may be essential to a particular run. This lets you keep what you need near you at all times instead of on you. As your performance increases, the need for gizmos will wane and the fine tuned machine you are driving starts to work on its own clock. Seasoned runners know their pace without a glance at the watch or distance and you can get there too.

Once you have consolidated your gadget collection to what you need it is time to increase efficiency with your bio-mechanics. While your stride is as unique to you as your fingerprint, your gear, no matter how generic, should work with your form- not against it. Shoes with a spider-web of laces contribute to drag and present a hurdle at every step. Use shorter laces and double-knot to reduce free-hanging laces from flopping.

Many athletes, pro and amateur, run to stay in good shape. If you run, wear running-specific shorts. Period. The reduction in fabric and seam alignment make a world of difference. Basketball shorts or even mid-length trunks add resistance to every stride no matter how bad you want to hide your s...

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Peak Performance Maine Marathon
October
Portland, ME
racedirector@mainemarathon.com
http://www.mainemarathon.com
The Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon. The spectator-friendly course starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay -- the Back Cove. The first and last four miles are mostly flat. All three races are together for the first six miles before the half marathon heads back to Portland. In between, runners enjoy Mackworth Point in Falmouth (just north of Mackworth Island), a short but gorgeous detour off Route 1. The course then returns to Route 1 and turns onto Route 88, where runners pass many stately homesThe half marathon course includes a few small hills between Miles 5 and 7. After that it is mostly flat on its return to Portland, again crossing the very scenic Martin's Point Bridge area.
Mount Desert Island marathon
October
Bar Harbor, ME
information@mdimarathon.org
http://www.mdimarathon.org
TransCanada Sugarloaf Marathon
May
Carrabassett Valley, ME, ME
marathon@sugarloaf.com
http://www.sugarloaf.com/EventsActivities/marathon.html
The 1999/2000 season marked the 50th anniversary of the Sugarloaf Ski Club, the oldest club of its kind in Maine. During the past 50 years, sugarloaf has been able to host premier events such as the U.S. Alpine Nationals, the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the National Junior Olympics, the North American Championship Series, and the S.I.S.E. Cup Eastern Masters Championships. The Ski Club helps recruit, train, and direct competition volunteers which enables Sugarloaf Mountain to hold alpine, freestyle, and snowboard events throughout the ski season. The Club also provides funds through its youth grant program, including administration of a town-sponsored scholarship program, to instruct young recreational and competitive skiers and snowboarders. From being an integral part of cutting the first trails to organizing on-mountain events today, the Sugarloaf Ski Club has been a major presence in local history. We are located in the Competition Center right on the mountain.