Running Gear In the Fall...
Now that Summer is gone and Fall is around the corner, runners must change running gear and apparel accordingly. Fall is considered the best time to run with moderate temperatures and cool weather conditions. It is a great opportunity for you to get out there for some running which is why most runners...
Running After Being Sick...
Runners are not supermen or superwomen.  We are all prone to the outdoor elements.  If you run outdoors during the winter or fall seasons it is especially easy to get sick if you don’t wear the proper clothing.   I accidentally wore shorts and a sleeveless shirt when it was about 8c outside. ...
Vibram Five Finger Shoes Review...
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about these shoes.  Are Vibram Five Finger Shoes good for running?  Will they hurt my feet?  Can I race in them?  To satisfy my own curiosity and help answer your questions, I decided to purchase a pair. What are Vibram Five Finger Shoes? Wearing VFF shoes...
Beginners Half Marathon Training...
Half Marathon training is just as hard as training for any road race.  I remember when I first started running, 3 miles was considered far for me, not to mention a attempting a half marathon or even a full marathon.   As a beginner in half marathon training, the key is to build up your mileage slowly. ...
Run Faster with Cadence Training...
Did you see Usain Bolt shatter his own world record last week in the 200m at the 2009 World Track and field championships in Berlin? It was amazing.  He ran a 19.19 seconds shattering his Olympic record of 19.30 seconds.  Then there’s Priscilla Lopes-Schliep winning the silver medals in women’s...
NYC Marathon Spectators...
The NYC Marathon is a really  great event.  Maybe I keep on saying that because it was the first marathon I ran with my friend.  We were so emotional after we finished it.  I’m really proud that she finished it and surprised that I did too.  Looking back, I’m really happy that we got...
Racevine Review...
It’s great to finally see a website dedicated to reviews on marathons, races, and triathlons. I know I’ve always had questions about how to get to a start line, which airport is the best, what kind of snacks do they give out, are their medals cool.  Racevine allows runners to post their...
Nutrition for Female Vegetarian Runners...
Vegetarians must be very conscious of their diet.  I’m a semi-vegetarian which means I exclude some animal products but not all.  I eat eggs, fish and dairy products.  I’m not a vegetarian for any cultural or religious reasons, it was just a personal choice made about 10 years ago. If...
Calcium For Female Runners...
If you are a girl and run a lot of mileage like myself or you probably run more than me, you need to pay special attention to your bones.   You run to have a healthier lifestyle and for a stronger heart, but constant pounding directly impacts your bone strength.  Runners excrete calcium through sweating...
Running Faster...
Every runner wants to run faster.  So it’s important not only to work on endurance but to strengthen your legs to improve your running speed.  A good technique to incorporate into your Tempo Speed training is use a technique called “Speed Play”. Speed Play is great training for racers...