Fridakjartans (Street Articles Author)

The First 5 Km
A slow start makes all the difference. If you want to run without feeling that you are going to die of a heart attack or dehydration you have to train. Some people are in perfectly good shape even if they have never run a mile. Walking and attending the gym…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 16, 2012  
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Running In A Group
Running alone is different from running in a group. Some people like it a lot, others say they prefer to run alone. Somehow it seems to me though that the ones that say it suits them better to run alone, they don't know how it is to be a part…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 16, 2012  
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Food And Running
Sport and processed food items often seem to go together. That is, people seem to think that if you do some sport you have to eat some sports products and food additives. This is strange since I don't think sugar and sports drinks would be considered healthy. Food items like…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 14, 2012  
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Time Management And Running
Sometime someone asks how I find time to run. And the same someone often says that he or she wouldn't have time to run. For me it is a question of priority. If you want to do something, you find the time to do it. Maybe I watch less television,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 13, 2012  
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Running Gear for Women
I guess it is possible to run in high heels. Or barefoot. Everything is possible. Just turn on the TV and watch some ballroom dancing. Both men and women are wearing high heels there. And they run a lot. And jump. Well... For some reason I have never seen a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 13, 2012  
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Lizzy Hawker, Ultra Runner And Winner Of the Utmb
Races longer than the traditional 42,2 km marathon are referred to as ultrarunning. Distances like 50 km, 50 miles, 100 km and 100 miles are common, but anything over 42,2 kilometers can count as an ultra race. One of the famous ultra races is the UTMB, Ultra Trail Mont Blanc,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 13, 2012  
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The Importance Of Having A Goal
If you want something, you have to do something about it. You can't just wait and hope someone else does it for you. Even if you have learned that you are supposed to be sweet and helpful and all that, it doesn't mean that everyone else thinks it is necessary…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 12, 2012  
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Running Outside In the Cold Winter
I like the crisp cold air in the winter. Some people do not like the thought of breathing very cold air into the lungs. I have, as a matter of fact, never had any problems with that, not even in -16°C as I sometimes have run in. I just take…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 11, 2012  
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Cross Training
Athletes use the term cross training when they train other sports than just the one they compete in. It is often recommended for runners because it can have good effects on the running speed and endurance and can also prevent injuries. There are countless other good reasons to do some…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 11, 2012  
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Hypoglycemia - The Wall
I guess all runners have ups and downs. Once upon a time I thought I'd become Forrest Gump. I thought I could run endlessly. I went from home without the dog because I felt that I would go too far for him. I remember me also considering to check how…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 09, 2012  
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