6 Mar

Train For A 5k Race – Run And Win!

If you want to test your physical shape or if you want to start doing some kind of exercise activity in order to stay fit but you are bored of gyms, then running a 5k race is the best idea for you. Running is easy; it can be done everywhere and is a very cost effective solution. Of course you cannot jump from your couch and start running 5k, no matter how easy it can prove if you follow a plan and program.

People do not find the 5k race intimidating that is why most of the amateur runners prefer this distance. There are also many events that involve a simple 5k race – such as St Patrick’s Day, 4th of July race and so on. If you are looking for some kind of running exercise to keep fit, or if you have to start running because your health issues demand so, then choose the 5k and start training for it, before you are able to run the whole thing at once.

Keep in mind that 5k races, even if they are run for fun without competing, are a very serious physical activity, and can prove really hard if you don’t follow the right way. There is definitely not a fixed recipe for all, as we are all different in terms of physiology and fitness. There are though many comprehensive guides out there, who can teach you how and when to run, based on your personal needs.

A trainer can also do the same and is a very good solution for those who want to start running in professional races. If you just want to do it for fun or fitness, then a training guide should be enough.

Follow the instructions of the guide as much as you can, but try to avoid anything that promises that you will run the 5k like a champion in 5 days, because this is not possible. You can see some good results after 6-8 weeks, which is a normal progress for most of the people, especially those who are not avid exercising persons.

Every training plan is designed following some specific parameters so you have to stick to it; any effort to speed it up or slow it down on your own could have the exact opposite result.

The goal of those programs is not to become a champion within a few weeks, but to be able to become a good runner who can enjoy and benefit from the 5k exercise as much as possible. If you feel like competing, then this is even better, but that is something that will come after being able to run the 5k comfortably for some time, with no fatigue and no injuries.

6 Mar

How To Train Bloodhounds For Search And Rescue!

Preparing Your Bloodhound For Training!!

Training a bloodhound is a bit different than training a regular dog. They are naturally clumsey animals that dont particularly make good for obedience training. They are very emotional animals that need to be tendered and cared for to get the best training results from them. They love to be loved on and cared for. This will help you tremendously when you begin your training them.

Training Bloodhounds To Search and Rescue!

Your very first day of training will consist of a rubber ball or golf ball which ever you choose to use. For the first couple of days you want to play pitch and fetch with him. This process is teaching him to retrieve things and getting him set in a pattern of doing this.
On your third day you will want to bring someone else in to use as a hide and seek player.
Let your partner come over so the bloodhound can scent him and then let your partner go hide just a little ways away and let the bloodhound go and find him. Continue performing this task for a couple of days each time moving the hiding technique a little further away until finally the search is being accomplished within a block or more.

Advanced Training Techniques for your Bloodhound!

Now that you have the bloodhound finding your partner on a regular basis within a block or so. Its now time to begin his real mission—Search and Seisure. This best place to perform this training is in a country setting. Take a piece of your partners clothing from home with you for this training. Let your partner get out of your vehicle and run about a half of mile into the woods and hide. Take the clothing you brought with you and let the bloodhound smell the scent and go with him to find your partner. Remember this is a game to the bloodhound so you want him to continue believing that. Each time he finds your partner give him a treat and a lot of love. This will encourage him to continue performing this task. After a very short period of time your bloodhound will be able to find your partner wherever he goes as long as there is a scent to be picked up by your bloodhound.

3 Mar

How To Start Collecting Model Trains

Model trains are an amazing hobby and one that many people find very exciting. Imagine having an exact replica of the Orient Express or the Trans-Siberian Express running around a mdel landscape you hand built in your basement. Ther very thought leaves a lot of people breathless. And the amazing thing about the model train hobby is that there is something in every price range for anyone who wants to get involved.

Some model train hobbyists simply like to buy modern train sets that can be run on a small layout they buy and set up while others love to make massive layouts complete with mountains, rivers, roads, tunnels and buildings in a fully landscaped environment. There is definitely something for everyone when it comes to layouts. And the model trains and cars created today by K-Line, Lionel, MTH Electric Trains or Williams are very, very detailed and sales are booming for these companies because of that. Their engines and rail cars are exact minitures of the real thing.

Other hobbyists get very serious about their train collections and look for collectible or vintage trains that can be very expensive to obtain. These hobbyists need to understand how to recognize true originals as well as understanding how the condition of each train model effects price just like any other vintage or antique collector has to. Over a hundred years ago Joshua Lionel Cowen created the Old Lionel model trains and many children in the early 1900’s had a train set as their only toy. They were unique in their detail and very well built and some still exist today. Those models can go for large sums of money so you want to know you are getting what you pay for if you decide to buy one for your personal collection.

It is very easy to get started in the hobby of model trains. There are a number of manufacturers today as we mentioned and you can start off small and build your hobby. If you decide to collect older models you can start much like others collectible hobbyists do, you can visit flea markets or yard sales and garage sales to find your first model trains. Estate sales, model train shops or antique stores may turn up higher priced model trains while the internet is filled with other places to look like the eBay auctions or web sites that deal in selling vintage model train.

Take your time to learn all you can about model train engines, the various rail cars as well as the large variety of landscape and layout pieces that exist. It is always good to buy model trains or individuals engines, cars or pieces because you enjoy them. Later on you may find you have a valuable collection to boot..Take your hobby serious but don’t forget to enjoy yourself. That is always a good rule of thumb to follow with any collectible hobby.

2 Mar

The Early Beginnings Of Air Transportation

It is difficult to imagine not being able to catch a flight to travel around the world these days, but this technology has not been around for that long. The first ever controlled heavier-than-air controlled flight occurred within Connecticut by Gustave Whitehead in 1901. This predated the Famous Wright Brothers flight by a whole two years. Whitehead’s engine powered plane with glider-like wings flew over 800 meters at an altitude of fifteen metres. Here in this article we look at the early history of the aeroplane and look at how important air transportation is today.

Since then, replicas of Whitehead’s plane have been flown successfully, his flight becoming the first real milestone in heavier-than-air powered flight in the 19th century. The highly publicised flights of the Wright Brothers however are far more well-known, with the flights they organised in Carolina in December 1903. These were regarded by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) as the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air power flight. The flight by Whitehead was not well known until the Wright Brothers fame was already world-wide.

Air transportation and heavier-than-air aviation was very popular in the first decade of the 20th century with many different inventors making claims of short flights. Many of these were verified and others were not. Lyman Gilmore claimed to have flown a plane successfully in 1902 but there were no witnesses to back this up. A farmer in New Zealand claimed to have created a monoplane that flew in March 1903. The Wright Brothers continued to conduct flights in Ohio during the years 1904 and 1905, inviting their family and friends to witness. Due to a failed attempt that occurred in 1904, members of the media did not attend and witness the later flights.

The history of the powered flight and air transportation created a major boost within the First World War (1914-1918), when manned planes were used by allies and central powers. Planes were used for the air transportation of aid and directly created air assaults. In the beginning people found it bizarre to use the plane as a weapon, but it soon became adopted.

Today air transportation is very important for many different reasons, but is still prominent in warfare and has changed war and travel across the world. Engineering specialists today are required to offer many services to aviation, in particular security. Much planning and work is needed for the building of airports, plane terminals and environmental impacts air transportation has created.