Training

When to change Running Shoes

When to change Running Shoes

When do you change your running shoes?  I change mine when they get ‘Squishy’.  I’m less concerned about time and distance; when I loose the cushioning and support, I know it’s time to change my running shoes.  The consequences of continuing to run in running shoes that have past their ‘best before’ date are injuries.  Foot, ankle, shin, knees, hips, back… ...[Read More]

Are you a Runner?

Are you a Runner?

Are you a runner?  If you get up early in the morning to go for a run, you’re a runner.  If you skip lunch to go for a run, you’re a runner.  If you come home and go for a run before supper, you’re a runner!  Fast or slow, if you overcome the inertia and urge to procrastinate and go out for a run, you’re a runner!  Here’s a little inspiration to get you over that hump ...[Read More]

Run strong and fast

Run strong and fast

We all aspire to run strong and fast.  I know I do.  To do that I read tons of articles, watch a lot of videos, talk constantly to more seasoned and experienced runners.  Maybe you do the same…it drives your family crazy doesn’t it! As I was doing my usual browsing, I came across this video about how to run strong and fast.  It talks about how breathing properly is the foundation of be ...[Read More]

Wednesday Running Motivation

Wednesday Running Motivation

It’s Wednesday.  Time for a little mid-week Running Motivation “Challenging yourself to accomplish more than you know you can is never stupid—it helps show you what you are capable of. It creates a new frame of reference, one you can draw upon in the face of other things that are perceived as being tough in your life. It shows you possibilities you didn’t know existed.”  ...[Read More]

Training Programs

Training Programs

Training programs for Marathons, Half Marathon’s and 10K’s come in every conceivable permutation and combination.  From Newbies to Seasoned runners, there’s a program for you.  And don’t fool yourself…if you plan to race, you need to train.  Running is the one sport where you get out of it exactly what you put into it.  There’s nowhere to hide…the clock ex ...[Read More]

Running to the music

Running to the music

I’m always running to music.  Even though I don’t regularly wear earbuds when running, I always here music. I like Reggae and my preference is Roots…music I grew up on.  Here are a few of my favourites starting with ‘Try Jah Love’ by Third World! Now that’s Roots Reggae for sure.  Great for a speed workout especially if you focus on the right underlying track.  ...[Read More]

The Journey is the Reward

The Journey is the Reward

When non-running friends ask what I get from running, I answer with this, “The journey is the reward”. From Bart Yasso who shared these thoughts on running: “I had been deluding myself for years that the purpose of running was to win races, that if I trained hard enough and smart enough and pushed my body beyond all limits, I’d somehow come out on top. It took finally winni ...[Read More]

A Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition

A Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition

Eating Up To Race Day: A Handy Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition.  SNACKNATION There’s more to training than exercise. While a healthy exercise/rest cycle is essential to preparing for the toll any distance running will take on your body, your diet is similarly important if your goal is to run your best race. Kenyan distance runners – renowned as some of the best in the world – eat a diet th ...[Read More]

If you can walk you can run

If you can walk you can run

If you can walk you can run!  Nothing wrong with walking…after an injury or break from running I walk to ease back into my running routine.  And I skip elevators and walk up stairways every chance I get.  And at Reggae Marathon a few years back I walked the 10K and had the most enjoyable time talking with other walkers and taking pictures.  But I do love my running…today we celebrate t ...[Read More]

Running to lose weight

Running to lose weight…ahhh…isn’t that we started running in the first place?  At least it was for me and I’ve been at it for some time.  And over the years after the weight fell off and the health benefits piled up, I developed a real love of running.  But I digress…running is a great way to lose weight. Here’s a detailed infographic with some tips from a helpf ...[Read More]