Archive for the ‘Running Tips’ Category


How To Properly Run With Weights

Holding the Weights in Your Hands This is the best way to run with weights if you are an athlete, especially a sprinter, to benefit the upper body. Weights help strengthen the upper body by pumping the arms such as at the end of a race. Running with hand weights may result in some positive […]

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Too Much Water Intake – Danger

Can you drink so much water when running that it can harm you or even cause death? YES The following has been extracted from Dr. Mercola website Beverage Industry Hurt Athletes With Manipulated Science: This isn’t the first time Dr. Tim Noakes has taken on big industry. In 2010, he published “Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of […]

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Mo Farah, Mobot Man

From extremely humble beginnings a young Somali relocates to London, UK with his mother. His twin brother has to remain in Somalia and it is many years before they share their closeness again. Mo finds London hard to begin with as a non-English speaker which impacts his schooling. However he has an inborn talent as […]

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How To Recover After Running A Marathon

Knowing how to properly recover from a marathon is as important as is knowing how to prepare for running one. Unfortunately, many runners tend to neglect this fact, especially newbies in marathon running. Properly handling the recovery from a marathon or half marathon will reduce the risk of sustaining injuries, and will ensure that you […]

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Running in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is a small tropical island a few miles East of mainland Puerto Rico and can be easily reached by air from San Juan or ferry from Fajardo. Its North coast abuts the Atlantic whilst its South coast languishes in Caribbean waters. Vieques is far from overcrowded and has many perfect typically tropical beaches and […]

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Muscle Tears and Micro-Tears.

Muscles need to work otherwise they become flaccid, lazy and prone to inflexibility. Healthy muscles have good tone with efficient blood and oxygen supply. Healthy muscles flush cellular metabolic waste adequately. How do we create and keep healthy muscles? Use them regularly through normal activity. Feed their cellular structure correctly, (minerals, vitamins, water). Train them […]

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IT Band – Foam Rolling

A very effective way of softening a tight IT Band is using a foam roller as described below. Lie on the ground on your side with a long straight body, no bending at the waist. Make sure one hip is directly under the other so your pelvis is not leaning forward or backward. The lower […]

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IT Band Stretch – Extreme

There are many ways to stretch any muscle. Some are more effective than others. The following stretch is fairly extreme and requires some caution when performing it. I have used this stretch for many years to keep my IT Bands in good condition, which also assists in knee alignment for painfree running. Review photo on […]

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Heart Health Benefits of Running

  Running is one of the most popular athletic activities for both fitness and fun. Although it can be challenging and exhausting, men and women run every day for a variety of reasons. Some of the most important benefits from the sport are health-related. Improving heart health is one of the biggest motivators for people […]

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Mt. Angeles and Hurricane Hill Jogs – Olympic National Park

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 I was at a loose end. I phoned Olympic National Park information line 360-565-3131 at 8 am to get the weather report … “34*F, no peaks and valleys visible, South winds 17 mph, road wet”. Didn’t sound too good but I considered that it might improve by midday and a bit […]

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