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【完结】《那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅van》

是但求其冇所谓 (但愿你赞) 2013-07-18 16:18:47<p>2.<p>就當小巴司機等到超不耐煩,瀕臨等不下去,想直接開車離開時,Yuki出現了。<p>當然,那時的我還沒知道這個素未謀面的女乘客的名字,<br>Yuki這名字,無論它是真名還是假名,我都是在那事件發生後才知道的;<p>畢竟,那夜小巴上,單憑看她那港女質素 …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Workouts

When To Stop Strength Training

Timing your taper right could boost muscle power on race day.<p>Some food for thought if you're planning to phase out resistance training leading up to an important competition. Here's a graph from a meta-analysis on the effects of stopping resistance training on muscular performance, published …

Exercise

How Can I Beat Sore Feet on Longer Runs?

It could be an issue with shoes or foot strength.<p><i>I'm 50 years old, 6'1”, and 265 pounds. I run, swim, and resistance-train as a part of my overall fitness regimen. My most frequent distance is three miles. Occasionally, I'll go 4.5 to five miles. After mile four, my Achilles and feet get sore. It’s</i> …

Marathons

Why Do My Calf Muscles Cramp When I Run?

Causes could be muscles fatigue, dehydration or other syndromes.<p><i>Doc- Hope you can give me some advice on this. I have been experiencing cramps/spasms in my calves for about two years now. I am 43, and have been running competitively since I was 11. I never had these issues until I ran my first</i> …

Marathons

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

Marathons

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Workouts

How to Add Weeks to a Marathon Training Plan

Have extra time before your fall race training is set to begin? Here's what to do with it.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>I’m following a marathon training plan that is 18-weeks long.</i> …

Marathons

Can You Train Your Breathing Muscles To Get Faster?

A new meta-analysis examines "inspiratory muscle training."<p>When I was a kid preparing for one of my first ever track meets, my family was invited to dinner at the home of a colleague of my dad's who had been an Olympic 800-meter runner for Ghana (he qualified for the 1980 Games but didn't get to …

Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

Marathons

How to Add CrossFit to Marathon Training

Here's how to work high-intensity strength training into your running plan without risking fatigue.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>How do you incorporate strength training in with a</i> …

Marathons

Why Are Kenyan Distance Runners So Fast?

New study of Kenyan youth suggests it might be their extreme thinness.<p>If you were parent to a 14-year-old American boy with a BMI of 15.5, the neighbors would whisper about neglect, and possibly report you to Child & Family Services. In Kenya, on the other hand, your home might be considered an …

Three Reasons to Love Lactate

When you're fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel.<p>2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscles after hard workouts!<p>2010: What's that you say? Lactic acid doesn't cause muscle soreness? And it's actually "lactate," not lactic acid, that accumulates during hard …

Exercise

How to Avoid Diminishing Workout Returns

You can't get fitter than you are today by doing yesterday's workout.<p>A couple of interesting points from a new study on the aerobic benefits of interval training, published in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> by researchers from CSU San Marcos. They had two groups of women complete 12 …

Caffeine Doesn't Increase Activity Level

An extra espresso won't spur more calorie-burning movement.<p>People trying to lose weight are often advised not only to exercise regularly and eat carefully, but to increase their activity levels throughout the day. Frequent, small bursts of low-level activity, such as walking to the store, cleaning …

Yoga Linked To Relief of Lower Back Pain

New study finds the practice has both short- and long-term benefits.<p>It's not uncommon for runners to experience lower back pain. There are many potential reasons for the problem. It could be the result of tight hamstrings or an unstable core. Your job and commute could be contributing factors as …

Yoga

Exercise Lowers Pregnancy Risks

Two new studies bolster the case for staying active throughout pregnancy.<p>Pictures of expectant mothers exercising—like the one at left of elite British marathoner Paula Radcliffe—are a reminder that doctors routinely advise pregnantwomen to stay active. Two new studies offer more evidence in …

Pregnancy

Frequent Exercise May Reduce Stroke Risk

Targeting four workouts a week appears to be a good benchmark.<p>More from the exercise-is-good-for-you department: Regularly working up a sweat may lower your risk of having a stroke, a new study in the journal <i>Stroke</i> has found.<p>It likely won’t surprise you to learn that physical activity lowers the …

Holistic Medicine

How Strength Training Ups Masters Marathoners' Economy

6% gain in running economy after six weeks of high-weight/low-rep program.<p>Masters marathoners who want to improve their running economy might consider hitting the gym rather than the track, suggests a study published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>.<p>Running economy is a measure …