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Garmin Forerunner 305 Review

A GPS watch which stands out from the rest I decided to go for the Garmin Forerunner 305 because it stood out from the rest. It’s not as small as other running watches but it is curved in a way that makes it comfortable to wear. Besides it has a wide-screen ...

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Bicycling with the Garmin Forerunner 305

Using the Garmin Forerunner 305 for bicycle training If you decide to use a Garmin Forerunner 305 for your bicycle training you will have the benefit of getting more information than you get with a typical bike computer. At the end of the ride the 305 will not only tell you the ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 vs Garmin Forerunner 405

Do you wonder what the difference is between the Garmin Forerunner 305 and Garmin Forerunner 405? You can see the specs below. Besides the difference in design and size the main differences are that 405 has wireless data transfer and a touch bezel. The touch-sensitive bezel controls the most of ...

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Product review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 sports and fitness GPS watch

The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with heart rate monitor is not just a heart rate monitor but also GPS tracker. The watch has an extremely sensitive GPS receiver which provides accurate speed and distance data. Because the Garmin Forerunner 305 has a very sensitive GPS receiver it can track your ...

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Garmin Forerunner fabric wrist strap

Replacing the wristband of your Garmin Forerunner GPS watch A friend of mine discovered that you can replace the wristband of your Garmin Forerunner 305/405 GPS watch. He would not have discovered this product if it had not been for his dog having turned his GPS watch strap into a chew ...

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Book review Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets. In the process he shows us that ...

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The Tarahumara running technique may help you!

The Tarahumara or Rarámuri are a Native American people of northwestern Mexico who are known for their long-distance running ability. The Tarahumara Indians are known for their track races across mountains and canyons The men refer to themselves as Rarámuri which means "runners on foot" or "those who run fast". The long-distance ...

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Garmin Forerunner 910XT Review

In November 2011 Garmin launched the Garmin Forerunner 910XT.   The new Forerunner 910XT is an upgrade to the Forerunner 310XT. It has all kinds of great features for swimmers, runners, and cyclists because it is designed specifically for multisports training.  It does not only have the distance, speed/pace, elevation functions for runner ...

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Garmin Foreunner Software options

In many ways it is the software and what you can do with it and not the device itself that makes the Garmin 305 special. Most GPS based devices dump the data to GPX files and with the data you can do more or less the same things. With the graphical ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305

Review of Garmin Forerunner 305 sports watch

The Garmin Forerunner 305 motivated me to improve my fitness level This product exceeds my expectations. I have only owned it for two months and already it is proving very useful. After 2 months of watching and analyzing the data, I am now using the gathered information to adapt my training ...

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Garmin forerunner 305 vs 405

If you are considering buying a Garmin running watch but in doubt whether to buy the Garmin Forerunner 305 or the Garmin Forerunner 405 then read along. In the following I have gathered my experience with the two running watches in an overview. I already have the 305 but I ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 Pros and Cons

The Garmin Forerunner 305 is probably of the most interesting tools you could ever wear on your wrist. If you are curious to know what this GPS watch could do for you then read my review of the Garmin Foreunner 305 or read about the cons and pros below. I ...

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Garmin Forerunner 405

Comparison between Garmin Forerunner 305 and Garmin Forerunner 405

I am the lucky owner of a Garmin Forerunner 305. The 305 is a great motivator that I could not imagine being without, and therefore I had high expectations when Garmin came out with the Garmin Foreunner 405. It is clear from my review of the Forerunner 305 that I ...

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Review of the Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom

The Nike plus Sports Watch is a running watch which has given Garmin much needed competition With the Nike+ Sports Watch a new player has entered the market for GPS watches in a market where Garmin until now has been dominating. Nike’s product is quite different from Garmin’s products. It is ...

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The Tarahumara running technique may help you!

The Tarahumara or Rarámuri are a Native American people of northwestern Mexico who are known for their long-distance running ability.

The Tarahumara Indians are known for their track races across mountains and canyons

The men refer to themselves as Rarámuri which means “runners on foot” or “those who run fast”. The long-distance running tradition also has ceremonial and competitive aspects. Often, male runners kick wooden balls as they run rarajipari competitions. These races can last anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days without a break.

With widely dispersed settlements, the Tarahumara developed a tradition of long-distance running

Because of the isolated Tarahumara way of life the Tarahumara could preserve their traditions. Most still practice a traditional lifestyle, inhabiting natural shelters such as cliff overhangs or caves, as well as small cabins of stone or wood. Staple crops are beans and corn; however, many of the Rarámuri still practice transhumance, raising cattle, goats, and sheep.

Almost all Rarámuri migrate in some form or another in the course of the year, and with widely dispersed settlements, these people developed a tradition of long-distance running up to 120 miles (190 km) in one session or over a period of two days for hunting, inter-village communication and transportation.

The events they excel at are ultramarathons of 80km or more which are often held over rugged mountainous terrain. Some of them just run barefoot but their favorite foot wear is a sort of lace up sandal called huaraches.

The cushion in modern running shoes may encourage people to run with poor style

The Tarahumara use the toe strike method of running, which is natural for barefoot running. The running skills of the Tarahumara are causing quite a stir in the running and footwear industry. It seems that all of the technical advances in running shoes over recent years may not actually help people to run well. The cushion in modern running shoes may encourage people to run with poor style because of the support and extra padding.

Tarahumara shoes (huaraches), barefoot running shoes, or freedom footwear may help you

Some runners find that changing to huaraches, barefoot running shoes or freedom footwear that allow more freedom of movement can help prevent injuries by promoting a better running technique. An option in the freedom footwear range is the Vibram Five Finger and Nike also produces a shoe like this called the Nike Free. Should you decide to try out these shoes it is recommended to build up your volume very slowly because your feet are probably used to having a lot of support and cushioning and it will take a while to develop your technique and muscles to cope.

Christopher McDougall has written a book about the Tarahumara running technique. In the book called Why does my foot hurt? he teaches us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Running sandals – How to wear barefoot Tarahumara huaraches

There are two different ways to tie your Tarahumara huaraches running sandals – one is the more traditional “toga style” and the other the “slip-on slip-off” style.

They run in seemingly simple sandals 

 

The Tarahumara call themselves Rarámuri, loosely translated as  “swift of foot”, “foot-runner”, “running people”, or  “he who walks well”.  Persistence hunting is a hunting technique in which hunters use a combination of running and tracking to pursue prey to the point of exhaustion.

 

Caballo Blanco is fighting to help the Tarahumara preserve their culture and tradition of long distance running. The Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon is the result.

 

 

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