There is a new—or at least a totally redesigned—player in the route mapping Web space. MapMyRun.com has been online for quite sometime but has just recently released a new and improved beta site. Route mapping sites have become an essential part of my training plan and I think—after a brief review—that this is my new [...]
By now many of you are well into your training for upcoming races. Unfortunately injuries are often a part of training. Not sure what to do and looking for information? Runners Rescue offers just that. This sports podiatrist has pooled together information from many of his colleagues and physiotherapists to offer you essential information on [...]
I discovered the Road Runners Club of America by accident when Googling “race etiquette” They had a pdf file on the topic and so much more.” The Road Runners Club of America is the national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting long distance running as a competitive sport and as [...]
Are you training for a marathon? Does part of the training plan call for hill training? Just what is involved in hill training? Does one really need to train on hills if the planned race is going to be flat? And just what if the race is going to be rather hilly like perhaps Big [...]
This weeks featured website is Time Outdoors. The site appears to have everything you wanted to know and more about outdoor activities. They feature activities such as Running Cycling Climbing Walking Paddling Triathlon Adventure You can use the menu bar on the left to navigate these choices. When you are in the activities listed above, [...]
This week I’d like to feature Canadian Marathoning, eh. The site is written by an avid group of runners who love to convert non-believers into running and fitness!
What the heck is a Joggler? By definition it is a runner that juggles while running. Until the other day I didn’t know there was such a thing. I mean for myself I have trouble just running and well I’ve never even tried juggling. I can’t imagine doing both at the same time. However Just Your Average Joggler does just this while running marathons.
Looking for a great Web site with lots of cool information about running? I mean beside the one you’re on now. Well head on over to Coolrunning. Coolrunning offers information on variety of topics in their menu bar along the top. Home – Always a good place to start. There are a variety of quick links to the latest forum topics, featured races, training tips and more. Races/Results – Offers details on
Sorry guys, this week’s featured site is Running4Women. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find items of interest there. A friend suggested this site to me. At first glance I wasn’t sure. I’m not one to pay for things when I can find them for free. So yes to take full advantage of the features on this site there is an annual fee of $19.50 to sign up.
Ever go for a run or a race and meet up with a great running group that you just knew you had to join up with? On New Year’s Eve I ran an 8km Resolution race that was by far my best race of the year. It was the most enjoyable and likely my best time. I owe the results mostly to an awesome running group called Blacktoes.
This year has almost come and gone. Soon it will be New Year’s Day and the start of a new training calendar. Speaking of which, do you have one to log your workouts on? Logs for tracking/planning 2007 I did a Google search and got a list of over 40,000 some odd logs for tracking [...]
This week I’m doing things a little differently. I did a google search on running, christmas to see what I could find. It resulted in over 37,000 pages, a lot of which were really not about running at all. I did find it interesting that my article for last week’s site was in the top [...]
Looking for something interesting to do (or watch) in Boston this weekend? Well, Saturday, December 16, is the day of the Santa Speedo Run. Now this may not be the biggest run but heh, since Christmas is just around the corner I thought maybe it just might be worth checking out. It started out as [...]
When I was in Florida last month to watch Ironman I got bitten by a bug—the Triathlon Bug. I’m back in the pool, I got a new bike but man I need a plan. I’ve never done a triathlon. I mean I know what it is and that I have to swim, bike and then [...]
Tired of the current way you track the running, cycling, swimming and whatever activies you do. If that’s the case you might want to check out BreakingTheTape (BTT) – the online resource for athletes. The site was developed by Jeff (aka Aginghipster) and Reece. They were tired of using different applications to track workouts, blog [...]
Sport Tracks is a website for a handy tool to track your activities and more. It can be easily downloaded and installed on your PC. Besure to check the minimum requirements first. The site features a Demo Center, Downloads and a User Forum. Its all free but you can make a donation, if you like. [...]
This week’s featured site could take a bit of time to explore. I spent a fair bit of time there and barely scratched the surface. Time-to-Run offers information on almost any topic a runner could think of and probably some you might not have thought of. For example I clicked on Nutrition which led to [...]
I recently attended a running club meeting where the guest speaker talked about his experiences during the Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon. This is a 135 mile race that starts at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280’ (85m) below sea level. Following 135 miles of paved roads, the race [...]
Looking for a new race to run? Want to end the year with a marathon or even start the year with one? Well head over to marathonguide.com and check out their USA/Canada Marathon directory. In the race directory, Marathon Guide details the contact information for each race, sometimes lists runners’ comments, along with results. You [...]
Yes this week we are featuring not one, but three bloggers. Nancy, Bolder and Ellie are off to Ironman Florida next week. The event is held at Panama City Beach on November 4th. If you head over to their blogs you will can read the story of how they went from ordinary athletes to becoming [...]
Okay gang, I need your help. Searching for and locating great Web sites to feature isn’t always easy. There are lots of great sites and blogs out there. Sometimes that’s the problem, just picking one. So why do I need your help? Well, it would be great to know what you are looking for. What [...]
Aaron posted an article on Children’s Running back in September. I’m an avid believer in children getting out there to run. I ran with my daughter when she was younger and now I run with my 5-year-old grand daughter. She has run several races and loves it. That’s why I was so excited when I [...]
Running Past is this week’s featured site. I discovered this site while looking for some interesting photos. Running Past features photos, articles and so much more about runners and races of past years. Ever wonder what it was like to run the Boston Marathon back 1898? Well wonder no more, you can read about it [...]
Saturday, Sept. 23, I head out to run my first trail race of the Calgary Roadrunners 2006/2007 season. Ever run one yourself? They are a blast. They usually include hills, trees, more hills and where I live, there’s often snow and Ice. Trail races are gaining in poplularity. One of my favorite sites to read [...]
As runners there are so many things we want to know, so many questions we ask ourselves and other runners. Even though I’ve been running for a number of years, I still think of myself as a “permanent beginner.” If you’re like me and still looking for answers you might want to check out Running [...]
It’s September and, for some of us, snow will soon be falling. Where I live (Calgary, Canada) rumour has it we may even get snow this weekend. I sure hope not. I’m just not ready for it. Are you? Do you know what to wear when it’s not a wonderful, hot sunny day? Well maybe [...]
A running partner of mine wants to run his first marathon next year. At present he’s never even run a 5k race. Can he do it? Now, I’m no expert but I went from running a 10k to running a marathon in a year and a half. Mind you, I made a lot of mistakes. [...]
If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least 4 or 5 pairs of runners (that means “running shoes” for those of you in the U.S.) in your closet you will likely never run in again. There’s the pair you use when it’s raining like crazy, there’s the pair for those muddy trail races, [...]
I like to think of Jack as the Running Man. He is a very dedicated runner who started running to lose weight. He accomplished that goal and oh-so-much more. Every time I turn around he is running another race.
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Part of the purpose of this page is to tell the world about all the great things happening throughout the completerunning domain. What better place to start than by featuring one of our favorite running blogs – Jon’s, Chocolate Runner’s Blog. And guess what? It’s Chocolate Friday so run on over to Jon’s for your weekly reward for being fit and healthy
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