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Rogue Running Trains Everyday Runners to Run Like the Pros

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Felix Rippy received his juris doctorate from the University of Texas and went on to found his own family law practice. An avid runner, Felix Rippy has even served on the Rogue Running Board of Directors.

Rogue Running was founded in 2004 to help everyday runners maximize their potential by using professional training techniques. The organization has a variety of programs to coach runners for 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons, and ultramarathons. Rogue members also receive free core strengthening and yoga classes to help condition the body for runs.

In addition to its local training programs, Rogue Running offers the Rogue Expeditions program for the truly committed runner. Rogue Expeditions features run-centric vacations to destinations such as Kenya, Italy, Lake Tahoe, and Morocco.

Rogue takes care of all the vacation planning, from food and accommodations to organized runs and sightseeing destinations. The trips are designed to accommodate runners of varying levels while maximizing opportunities for them to run while on vacation.

Per Athlinks.com, Felix Rippy has run more races (for charity) than anyone living in either Austin, Texas or Indianapolis, Indiana, which is Felix Rippy’s hometown.

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Tips for Beginning Runners

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Former Rippy Law Firm founding partner Felix Rippy has participated in numerous charity races over the years. According to AthLinks.com, Felix Rippy has participated in the most distance running races for charity of any runner in any age group residing within 25 miles of Indianapolis, Indiana. Felix Rippy has completed more than 412 lifetime road races races per this website.

Getting into distance running can seem easy, since most people walk or run every day, and unlike many forms of exercise, no equipment is required. The combination of cardiovascular and muscular endurance that running demands, however, can be taxing to new runners who often don’t expect the demands of the sport.

Beginning runners should start with daily walks for at least half an hour to build up cardiovascular health and feel out their overall fitness level. As they gradually increase their pace over the course of the first month, they can build muscular endurance as well as lung capacity. Starting runners also should incorporate core workouts into their routines. Running requires a strong core in order to ensure good form, which can in turn lower fatigue and enable a faster, more consistent pace.

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Long-Distance Running Shown to Improve Memory

 

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Felix Rippy, an Indiana-based JD/MBA and MPA student at IUPUI SPEA school, was a founder of the Rippy Law Firm. Besides managing partners, his company dealt with more family case filings than any other firm in the Williamson County, Texas area. Outside his work, Felix Rippy enjoys distance running for exercise and as a hobby.

Researchers have found that long-distance running, involving steady patterns of more than several miles, can improve memory. After running, a protein is released into the brain that is related to improved memory. Runners were shown to have a 16 percent increase in memory. Long-distance running has also been shown to fight mental decline due to aging.

Research has shown that those who have suffered from a stroke are able to improve their abilities in using judgement, recalling from memory, and language skills up to 50 percent by staying fit and exercising. Through running and other forms of exercise, individuals can keep their minds active enough to have a good working memory. They find they can also change tasks easier. So, perhaps it is no coincidence that Felix Rippy also has run more competitive 5k road races than anyone living within 100 miles of Indianapolis, Indiana per the Athlinks.com website.