Essays Tagged: "Marathon"

Deliberate Practice, The Ericsson theory

erminant of how large a role practice plays in improvement. Forexample, in endurance sports such as marathon running, some are genetically endowedwith a high aerobic capacity/VO2 max, and if these 'sp ...

(1 pages) 43 0 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Why Is Downhill Running So Difficult" - Amby Burfoot Runner's World - April 2004

tory of Grete Waitz, one of the most famous female runners in the world. She was running the Boston Marathon in 1982 and was a good three minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. All of a sudden, with ... ctice makes perfect. Er . . . well, at least better. If you are training for a race like the Boston Marathon where there are extensive downhill stretches, you can build up your quads in preparation. B ...

(1 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Marathon

Marathon was an award-winning movie I have just recently watched. It was based on a true story of a ... ve just recently watched. It was based on a true story of a young autistic boy training to become a marathon runner. It was also on the boy's relationship to his mother. Although he is twenty years ol ... unning, his mother enters him into a variety of races, and soon decides that he should compete in a marathon, hoping him to achieve something every amateur runner dreams of: completing the race in les ...

(2 pages) 14 0 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Running - What it Means to Me

eet races. I run everything from the 400-meter dash to the 5K run. One day, I plan to have multiple marathons under my belt. I will stop only when my body no longer permits the activity. I have to kee ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Weight Lifters

ent shape. They don?t have an ounce of fat on them. You will also see this kind of person running a marathon. Your probably wondering how these people get so skinny, but also stay that muscular. This ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Challenges Overcome through Marathon Running

Everyone told me that running a marathon didn't have to be a painful and frustrating experience. They were wrong! As a fifteen-year- ... xperience. They were wrong! As a fifteen-year-old sophomore, I decided to enter the Race For a Cure Marathon. I regularly ran six miles per day on the track team and I liked the idea of completing a r ... t it didn't lead to product endorsements or national television interviews. Yet the Race For a Cure Marathon literally changed my life. My confidence was bolstered by my strong finish, ahead of many w ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

What Would Most Surprise People About You?

A dedicated athlete, I placed tenth in the 1997 Boston Marathon. Surprisingly enough, my participation was actually something of a whim. Prior to the race, ... ompetitive with those who competed internationally. Yet I was intrigued by the allure of the Boston Marathon and couldn't resist the urge to participate. As I investigated different training regimes, ... iends, but it didn't lead to product endorsements or national television interviews. Yet the Boston Marathon literally changed my life. My confidence was bolstered by placing tenth in the most famous ...

(2 pages) 364 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Big Date

of odd. She had a queasy feeling in her stomach, and her heart was pounding like she had just run a marathon. She kept getting ready for her date not thinking of the way she was feeling, but thinking ...

(2 pages) 331 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Assess the contribution of Miltiades to the Greek victory at Marathon

Assess the contribution of Miltiades to the Greek victory at Marathon.Miltiades, one of the ten generals of Athens later the Strategos had contributed greatly to ... e ten generals of Athens later the Strategos had contributed greatly towards the Greek's victory at Marathon against the Persians. After word of the Persians arrival at Marathon the Athenian assembly ... rsians arrival at Marathon the Athenian assembly met in order to discuss whether or not to fight at Marathon or remain in the city in order to protect it. Considering what had happen at Eretria, Milti ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

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vation to go to the gym. He wanted something that would force him off his comfort zone. Behold, the Marathon.2.It motivates people to not rely in just their own strength but something deeper that "Def ... e one to experience that feeling for them. The determination and the zeal that he has to finish the Marathon are almost contagious. It makes one seek to also exercise.3.I recently entered the Comrades ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Art Essays