Beginner Distance...
Before I started running I sometimes walked over to the corner to pick up the mail, but sometimes I was even to lazy to do that, I would just drive over. When I started running I always had the question, what’s a good distance to run and how long? It’s very hard to measure how far you should...
What is Lactate Threshold...
What is a “lactate threshold”? Lactate Threshold is basically the point when your legs start to feel like lead or you feel like you’ve hit the wall and can’t run any further. When you run, your muscles produce Lactic Acid and your body burns this off so you don’t feel anything....
Running Heart Rate Zones...
Most runners and athletes use heart rate zones to train their bodies. You’ve often seen the charts at the gym. It’s probably one of the best ways to set up your training runs to either burn fat, build endurance, speed and strength. You must first calculate your maximum heart rate and from...
NYC Marathon mail...
After you get accepted into the NYC Marathon, you will receive post mails from them.  The first mail will congratulate you for your acceptance and also let you know which wave you will be in.  The second package will give your confirmation paper which you need to bring to collect your race day package...
Improve Your Endurance...
I get a lot of people asking me “I run 30 minutes or 3 miles everyday for a few weeks now, how can I improve my endurance?”. If you can run 30 minutes non stop everyday for a month, I must give you props for your dedication.   Seriously, I don’t even think I can keep that schedule. ...
Training for the NYC Marathon...
Now that your accepted into the NYC Marathon, the hard part is getting trained for it.  Rule of thumb for the beginner marathoner runner is that you should be training for your marathon in early April, at least 7 months in advance. There are many different training schedules for marathoners, but the...
Entrance into the NYC Marathon...
While there is no qualifying time to enter into the NYC Marathon, it is no easy feat to get accepted. Over 60,000 sign up for the marathon but only 30,000 runners get accepted. NYC Marathon hosts the most diverse cultures and showcases the most elite runners in the world. Often celebrities like Katie...
Prevent blisters while running...
Blisters are never fun when you’re running.  When I was running the NYC Marathon and just passing over the Queensboro Bridge at Mile 15,  I felt a huge water blister forming on my right pinky toe and a smaller one on my left pinky toe.  Funny as it sounds, I had a hard time making left or right...
Running with Power Gels...
I sweat a lot during my runs, ew yah, but I sweat even MORE during my races and training runs in the spring and summer seasons.   So during my training runs, I run with my running belt and fill the bottles with gatorade which is great for replenishing the body with electrolytes.  But problem is,...
Running on Treadmill vs Outdoors...
Depending on the purpose you’re running you can choose either to run on the treadmill or run outside.  As a runner, I started running on a treadmill at the gym and after a few weeks, I really can’t say that I was terribly bored, but I didn’t like the fact that I was running so much...