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...

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...

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 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

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...

Improve Your Endurance

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. ...

Running on Treadmill vs Outdoors

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...