Advice for Runners and Triathletes

A few things I learned along the way.

Winter Running Basics

Thinking of running outdoors this winter? Here is some basic advice to help you stay as warm and comfortable as possible. What to wear? Layers, layers, layers… several thin layers are better than one thick one. NO COTTON – cotton clothing absorbs sweat so you get cold and damp from the inside out. High tech syntheticContinue reading “Winter Running Basics”

Nutrition on the Run

Some very basic nutrition advice for runners. General Nutrition Guidelines First and foremost like everyone you need to start with eating a healthy balanced diet. Canada’s Food Guide has some good basic information for healthy everyday eating habits. Runners who don’t want to lose weight may need more calories but unless you are training regularlyContinue reading “Nutrition on the Run”

Boston Marathon Tips

A few tips, collected over the last 15 years on running the Boston Marathon The 2019 race guide is posted here PRE-RACE The Expo The expo is big. This year’s expo is in the usual location the John B. Hynes Convention Centre , 900 Boylston. It’s just up the street from the finish line and can be reached by subwayContinue reading “Boston Marathon Tips”

The Life and Times of a Costumed 60 Minute Bunny: AKA Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit.

It all started quite innocently. I  volunteered to be a pace bunny for Ottawa Race Weekend and when I discovered that I had to wear a shirt that was too big and a hat with ears on it, I decided If I had to look silly why not look really silly. I went to WalmartContinue reading “The Life and Times of a Costumed 60 Minute Bunny: AKA Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit.”

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