Running Trainers Eagle River AK

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Harry J Mcdonald Memorial Ctr
(907) 696-0051
13701 Harry Mcdonald Rd.
Eagle River, AK
 
Jazzercise
(907) 696-1253
12108 Business Blvd
Eagle River, AK
 
Alaska Club
(907) 694-6677
12001 Business Blvd
Eagle River, AK
 
World Gym Express
(907) 338-2639
7731 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Max Muscle
(907) 258-6291
320 W 5th Ave # 248
Anchorage, AK
 
Jays Tai Kwon Co
(907) 696-0044
12340 Old Glenn Hwy # 202
Eagle River, AK
 
Fitn Firm Aerobics
(907) 696-0044
12340 Old Glenn Hwy # 202
Eagle River, AK
 
Kenny Payne Personal Training
(907) 868-7984
Po Box 211632
Anchorage, AK
 
Curves
(907) 333-2879
6311 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Yoga Motion Fitness
(907) 562-2273
3565 Arctic Blvd.Anchorage
, AK
 

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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Equinox Marathon
September
Fairbanks, AK
racedirector@equinoxmarathon.org
http://www.equinoxmarathon.org
The Equinox Marathon starts, and ends, on the soccer field close to the Student Rec Center and the Patty Center Gym on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The course quickly climbs approximately 200 feet to Yukon Drive, where runners and hikers take a right turn and proceed on Yukon Drive to Kuskokwim Drive and another slight hill climb before heading downhill on Kuskokwim Drive and turning into the woods - at this point you are ? of a mile into the course. The course runs on trails for approximately ? of a mile until you head out onto the bike path next to Ballaine Lake - only to quickly turn back into the woods and follow trails along a rolling course that eventually takes the participants out to the intersection of Yankovich Road and Ballaine Road {approx. Mile 2.4 of the course}. Runners are only on Ballaine Road for 2/10 of a mile before they turn back into the woods and onto trails that cross Kittiwake Drive and then Sandpiper Drive. Mile 3 is just before coming out to Ballaine Road again. The course follows Ballaine Road. for approx. .3 mile then heads back onto the trail and begins a gentle climb as it crosses Sparrow Court, continuing on a rolling trail to Kittiwake Drive and Mile 4 of the course. The course has runners crossing Dalton Trail before heading into single track trail across of what is now Magoffin Highlands, a subdivision with a trail easement that extends to the east boundary of the Musk Ox Farm (aka Large Animal Research Station --- LARS).
Humpy's Classic Marathon
August
Anchorage, AK
bwlr@anchoragerunningclub.org
http://www.humpysmarathon.com/
BIG WILD LIFE RUNS CHANGES COURSE: One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Big Wild Life Runs is a change in course structure to better support the thousand or so individuals who will participate in 2010. Heidi Beer, the BWL Runs committee member entrusted with much of the course design, says that the Anchorage Running Club made the decision to alter the BWL courses to pull the focus downtown, where a common start and finish will provide racers and spectators with needed space. "We want to encourage everyone to make a day of it," Beer says. "Like an Italian piazza, we're offering food, music, and tons of room for people to cheer on the racers." It's about community as much as racing, for sure.
ConocoPhillips Mayor's Marathon
June
Anchorage, AK
track@uaa.alaska.edu
http://www.mayorsmarathon.com
Prince of Wales Island International Marathon
May
Craig, AK
powmarat@powmarathon.org
http://www.powmarathon.org
Members of the Prince of Wales Runners Club-member of the Road Runners Club of America-which provides race insurance and 501c3 status -and non-member volunteers from Prince of Wales Island help organize the Prince of Wales International Marathon.Prince of Wales Island, located in southern Southeast Alaska, is the third largest island in the United States. It is home to ten communities whose residents share the mountains, rivers, and forests with a wide variety of wildlife including eagles, deer, elk, bears, and many other species, some of which runners of the marathon are sure to see as they traverse the island. Prince of Wales is especially active during the summertime when salmon return to their streams to spawn.
Southeast Road Runners Frank Maier Marathon
July
Juneau, AK
bribezenek@gmail.com
http://www.southeastroadrunners.org/marathon.htm
This is a small town, USTAC-certified, out-and-back, sea level, moderately hilly, marathon run on the lightly traveled two-lane paved Douglas and North Douglas highways in Juneau Alaska. The course has been compared in difficulty to the course for the Boston Marathon. This Southeast Road Runners sponsored event is run the first Saturday in August. The scenic course offers views of mountains, glaciers, forests, and the ocean. The start/finish is at the new picnic shelter at Sandy Beach, Savikko Park, in Douglas. Most marathoners come from out-of-town and out-of-state. Custom etched-glass awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men- and women-finishers in open and masters (40+) age divisions! Finisher medal and T-shirt, complete results, and, if your lucky, an on-course photo for all marathoners.