But it’s so cold out!

But it’s so cold out!
Are you crazy?  It’s dipping into the -10c and you’re running outside?   I find it hard to continue running in the cold weather.  There are so many excuses and the frigid weather makes it very easy to skip a run or two in your week.  Of course the common excuses are – it’s...

Good luck New York Marathoners

Good luck to all the New York Marathoners running on Sunday!   The forecasted weather is supposed to be cloudy with showers, high of 11C and low of 4C.  That means it’s going to be cold in the morning of your race.  Be sure to wear wicking socks, wicking shorts and top.  A hat would be great...

Steps to Marathon Recovery

Steps to Marathon Recovery
Congratulations on completing your marathon. Whether it be your first or fifteenth, it’s always a great feeling to run or … crawl across that finish line.  You did what a lot of people cannot do, run 26.2 miles!! Now you must be having problems going up and down stairs, walking fast, whole...

Toronto Marathon

Toronto Marathon
I don’t know why marathons in Toronto don’t have a proper map of their course.   There isn’t information on course elevation or exact course turn around points or even the finish line.   I mapped out the Toronto Marathon but couldn’t get it to be exact due to insufficient...

Strength Training Workouts for Runners

Strength Training Workouts for Runners
If you decide to incorporate strength training into your cross training schedule it should remain a regular routine.   If you strength train only once a month, you will not see any results.  Most effective strength training for runners should be at most 2 -3 times a week.   You won’t see immediate...

Gifts Ideas For Runners – Women’s Edition

Gifts Ideas For Runners – Women’s Edition
If you are having a hard time figuring out what to get your female runner friend for Christmas, Birthday or just feel like surprising her with a special gift, I’ve compiled a list of gift ideas  you can get her. Surprisingly runners need a lot of gear but carry very little. Most of what I carry...

Strength Training For Runners

Strength Training For Runners
As a runner, you should balance your running with 2 to 3 days of strength training.   I used to believe that strength training would build up my muscles and hinder my running but in fact there are benefits to acquiring strength in your legs and upper body.  Here are a few reasons why strength training...

How To Safely Run Trails

How To Safely Run Trails
If you are looking to switch up your training on the roads and sidewalks, trail running is a great alternative.  It’s a lot easier on the feet and body.  Here are all the tips for running the trails safely. Trail Running is Great for Speed and Hill Training. If you are a beginner runner, choose...

Nutrition for Female Vegetarian Runners

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

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...