Monthly Archives: August 2011

Avoiding injuries during workouts

Short intense workouts may cut injuries without hurting performance By Anne Aurand / The Bulletin Jason Moyer, 38, trains on the Deschutes River Trail near Dillon Falls. A competitive long-distance runner, Moyer had injured his knee and quit running for a year. When he restarted, he substituted shorter, high-tempo runs for some longer-distance runs, and […]

Backpacks for the Younger Crowd

Makings of a good backpack Padded shoulder straps for comfort. Contour straps, sometimes called S straps, prevent chafing at the armpits. Padded back reduces pressure, prevents contents from digging in and structures the pack. Compression straps on the sides or bottom allow for adjustments in fit. * Waist belt distributes some of the weight load […]