Tips for Becoming a Better Long-Distance Runner

An attorney with over 15 years of experience, Kyle T. Kirts practices probate, traffic defense, juvenile, and landlord/tenant law in Dayton, Ohio. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Kyle Kirts maintains his fitness by participating in 5K running events.

To improve your results, follow these tips when preparing for a 5K or any other long-distance race:

Remember carbohydrates—In the days leading up to a long race, you should incorporate more carbohydrates into your diet than normal. Eating foods such as bread and potatoes before a race will help maintain muscle health and provide more energy. An hour after completing a race, long run, or hard workout, you should consume more carbohydrates to re-energize.

Follow the two-hour rule—You should eat a meal no less than two hours prior to participating in a long run or distance race. This gives food the proper amount of time to be digested and will ultimately prevent abdominal bloating and cramps, as well as vomiting.

Invest in good running shoes—Old or ill-fitting shoes do not provide the proper amount of support needed for running, particularly on hard concrete or roads. The wrong shoes can affect both your running technique and your joints. You should purchase new running shoes after you have run 400-500 miles in your old pair.

Build your endurance—Without developing good endurance, participating in long-distance races will be difficult. When preparing for races, you should do one long run per week to build stamina. Another good way to build endurance is to incorporate stretching into your routine. Stretching helps prevent injury and reduce the stress your body endures after long races.


A Landlord’s Legal Responsibilities in Ohio

An attorney representing clients in the Dayton, Ohio, area, Kyle T. Kirts has more than 15 years of experience litigating criminal defense and family law matters. Kyle Kirts also handles landlord and tenant cases.

In the state of Ohio, landlords must comply with specific regulations regardless of whether these stipulations are outlined in a lease. The law also does not allow a tenant to waive the landlord’s obligations under any circumstance.

The regulations require landlords to maintain the facilities up to health code and safety standards, assume responsibility for sanitation in common areas, and supply running water to tenants. Further, landlords must make a reasonable amount of hot water and heat available at all times. However, the regulations allow the landlord to enforce an agreement stipulating that the tenant will pay for part or all of the utilities supplied to a residence. Property owners must also adhere to tenant privacy rights and not enter a home without a legitimate reason, such as to make repairs, inspect for damages, or show the home to prospective renters.

University of Dayton School of Law Ranks as Top-Tier Law School

Kyle T. Kirts leverages a wide range of legal experience to lead his private practice in Dayton, Ohio, where he concentrates on family law, criminal defense, probate, and juvenile law. To prepare for his legal career, Kyle Kirts earned a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL).

UDSL recently issued a press release to announce that its achievements in enrollment, curricular advancement, and career placement were recognized when U.S. News & World Report ranked USDL as a top-tier law school. According to USDL, the school improved its national ranking by 16 places to earn its first top-tier ranking on the 2015 U.S. News report, based on reviews from lawyers and judges. USDL has been progressively growing its reputation for excellence over the years, moving up 40 places on the U.S. News & World Report two years ago.

In the press release, USDL notes that it has also met enrollment goals for two consecutive classes and earned 54th place for job placement out of the 202 law schools accredited with the American Bar Association. The school has additionally yielded success through its various curricular innovations, including a new intellectual property and entrepreneurship center.