It's the end of the year, and looking back, I realized that 2010 had been full of frustrations for me as a runner. I suffer from low back pain, and I vowed not to let it affect my running. I had been too optimistic though, and while training for a 21k trail run in Wawa, Montalban, I had been forced to admit that I could not continue running with my injury remaining untreated.I … [Read more...]
Runner vs Jogger – Which Are You?
Do you call yourself a runner or a jogger? I don't like dichotomies but I have been fascinated with the ongoing discussion of the difference between the two. I remember we had a long thread in the PinoyRunners forum before about this. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it anymore.Are you a runner or a jogger? © Ildar SagdejevWhat I did find was this brief list of the differences … [Read more...]
How Optimized is Your Running Blog?
I confess that mine is not. I had no time before to follow the numerous tips for successful blogging that I have read online. There are so many strategies that I could have used, but due to lack of time, I had never taken that opportunity to optimize my blog.Can your posts be found in Google search? ©TopRankOnlineMarketingWhat do I mean by optimization? Well, simply put, it is … [Read more...]
10 Great Christmas Gifts for Runners
It's the Christmas season once again! What are you getting your loved one? If he or she is a runner, it is easy to think of things to give. Here are some good suggestions to consider. 1. Get a running ID. When I was training once for the marathon, I ran at all times, and my worry was that I would get ran over and no one will know who I am. Road ID is also available in the … [Read more...]
Amazing Runner – Steve Knowlton Ran 142 Marathons in a Row for 100 Days!
I just read of this amazing feat that Steve Knowlton, 45, of Minnesota, USA, did. He ran the equivalent of 142 marathons in a row across America! For those who have experienced running the full 42.5km, we all know how hard it is to run a marathon. Just one even gave me a lasting injury; how much more damage could 142 consecutive marathons have done on my body?Not that … [Read more...]
Common Marathon Training Errors
I had written this awhile back. I just thought I'd share it with you. Blogger Kenley of EOR is running his first marathon this Sunday, and it is my sincere hope that he will finish well and injury-free. Run happy, all ye who are first time marathoners! Running long distances can be very hard on the body. However, it is not the distance per se which causes running … [Read more...]
Yoga is Good for Runners
Runner's World has a very nice article about how yoga can help runners. According to writer Deanna Michalopoulos, yoga can help you achieve a toned middle. Yoga helps with mindfulness, and mindfulness can make people control their eating better.What does this mean for runners? Runners can benefit a lot from strong abdominal muscles. Firm, muscled abs go hand-in-hand with … [Read more...]
The Benefits of Yoga on Runners
Taking a break from running is really hard. I'm sure there are some of you out there who feel the same way. Whenever I see someone pounding the pavement, I get really envious.Be that as it may, I still need exercise! And what is better exercise for runners than yoga?Yoga and running seem to be very different. But when I thought about it, the stretching exercises I have done … [Read more...]
Barefoot Running with Vibram FiveFingers
When I heard about Vibram FiveFingers, all I could think of was, "Good, I can have something to wear when I run on the beach."Vibram looks weird alright, and I can already imagine my neighbors' astonishment when they will see me wearing it. Like a lot of runners I know, I miss the time when I was running around sans footwear when I was a child. At home during the holidays, I … [Read more...]
A Runner Back in the Fold
I miss the freedom of running! It has been some time since I posted here. Yes, I had been busy. Being a freelance writer and editor can get toxic sometimes. However, I could have never been too busy to write something about running. The reason for my absence, albeit it sounds a tad dramatic, is that for the past couple of months, I could not stand to think nor write about … [Read more...]