How to run a perfect race...
Every runner wants to run a great race.   Below are some running or racing tips that I picked up to help you manage the road and maneuver between runners safely and quickly. Running Start your watch when you cross the start line.  Runners are tempted to start their watch when they hear the gun go...
What to expect at your first race...
If it’s your first time running a race it can be a little nerve-racking.  I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for my first race either but after a few under my belt I had the process down pat. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the race starts. Line up for the washroom...
Pre-Race Checklist...
After registering for a race, these are the few things I look at to prepare myself for it.  You should make this a checklist: Pre-Race Day Mark your race date on your calendar. Write down the time and location of your race. Some races do not allow same day race kit pickup, so find the race kit pickup...
Racing etiquette...
If this is your first race, second or n race, there is a hidden code that is understood among runners.   Besides running a great race, these are a few etiquette tips that you should remember when racing. Running If you know you are a slow starter, don’t position yourself right at the start line...
Night running...
Sometimes it’s hard to fit running into your schedule during your hectic day so you result to running at nights.  It’s important to be safe while running at night and make sure the cars can see you.   Also if you are a female, here are some tips for you for a safe night run. Clothing Wear...
Nice to haves running gear...
Runners carry around a lot of little gadgets.  They help evaluate the performance of our runs and although not necessary it’s nice to have.  These are my little gadgets that I used to or do carry around now when I head out for a run. Water fuel belt – I use mainly in the summer or during...
Treat and Prevent shin splints...
If you are new to running you will definitely get shin splints.   Shin splints are when your shins are in pain. If you are just increasing your mileage to build up your base runs, shin splints are bound to happen.   These are some tips that will help treat shin splints: Walk on your toes and then...
Cause of shin splints when running...
When you first start out running, you will most likely endure the most common pain that every runner experiences at least once in their running career.   What are the causes of shin splints and how to treat it? Shin splints are usually associated with sports that involves a lot of running.  It’s...
Pre-running preparations...
Before you go on your training run, here are some tips for your pre-run preparations: Cut your toe nails! Ohh, there is so much pain afterwards if your nails are too long and they scrape against the top of your shoe.  You sometimes get black toe nails, bruised toe nails that hurt forever until it heals,...
Headaches after running...
I have severe headaches after running, is there something I’m doing wrong? I usually get headaches if I’m not wearing a hat and it’s really windy outside.   So now I always wear a hat so protect my head and my eyes.   You could also be getting headaches because you’re not...