Posts Tagged ‘ ucsf ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Like Running on the Moon

Running on an Alter-G Treadmill Dear Betty, You ran on an Alter-G? That sounds so cool. Tell me more! – King of the ‘Mill Let me start by saying that if you ever have the chance to run in one, DO IT! On Monday, the day after I ran/walked the B.A.A. 10k in Boston, I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: An Analysis of Running Shoes

Right now, everything that I’m doing running-wise is in the context of my time at the UCSF RunSafe clinic. Last week, I talked about what I’d learned in terms of improving my strength, flexibility and muscular imbalance. Today, we’re going to talk about running shoes, lament the inconsistencies of sizing, and take a look at […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Building Strength

I had a chat with a friend that went something like this: Her: That post about the gait analysis was hilarious. I could just imagine you trying to hide under your chair as they showed the video. I couldn’t stop laughing. Me: Uh, thanks? Her: No, really. I like that you really talked about how […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Moving in Slow Motion

Last Wednesday night, I went to the UCSF RunSafe clinic. You might remember that I did the other part of the clinic, the VO2 max and lactate threshold training, back in December. I wanted to complete the program and learn how to run without injury. At the clinic, there are four runners and four analysis […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Taking Training to a New Level

Last year, I wrote about the first of my two-part visit to the Human Performance Center at UCSF and drooling on their treadmill. Combined with the new Garmin Forerunner 405 with heart rate monitor that I scored on deep discount at Amazon, it’s given me an entirely new perspective on my training. It turns out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Of Treadmills, Drool and Potential

Sometimes, all you can do is drool. I first read about the¬†UCSF Human Performance Center last year in Runner’s World as I sat on the couch with my broken foot propped up on the ottoman. For a science geek, it sounded incredibly cool: using actual performance testing to determine what I should be capable of […] Read More