Why Every Runner Should Be Doing Yoga

Sunday, 28 June 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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This June has been tough for me.  After finally accepting that I was burnt out, I forced myself to go on rest and recovery mode.  I only ran 3 easy 5k runs the past couple of weeks!  Waaah, it’s been hell!  Thankfully, I’ve been able to calm myself down through yoga.  I’ve always been a fan of yoga and I do believe that every runner should take a yoga class at least twice a week.  Read on for the benefits of yoga for runners… (more…)

Overtraining: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Burnt Out and What to Do About It

Tuesday, 16 June 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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As endurance athletes, we’re trained to push beyond our limits. When it feels like we’re falling apart, we push our bodies even harder believing that our will can overcome any weaknesses. This attitude often leads to overtraining or burnout, which experts say at least 61% of runners experience in their careers. When you’re burnt out, your performance deteriorates because you pushed your body beyond its capacity to recover. Experts say it’s not so much a problem of running too much, but more of not getting enough sleep, nutrition, and recovery. (more…)

Buffalo Marathon, Here I Come!

Friday, 15 May 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

PIC1 Photo courtesy of www.BuffaloMarathon.com

What does one do after completing the six World Marathon Majors? One runs more marathons!

In 9 days, this Bull will be running Buffalo Marathon in New York. Truth be told, I’m as excited as I was when I was about to run Boston Marathon. Sure, this marathon is relatively smaller and less popular than the majors, but—in a weird way—that’s exactly what attracted me to this race. (more…)

5 Tips for Managing Pre-Race Anxiety

Monday, 13 April 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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7 days to Boston Marathon and I’m a bundle of nerves. While this is a dream come true for me and I’m crazy excited, I know it’s normal for my legs to feel a bit wobbly whenever the big B word comes up.  Everyone gets nervous!  So, whether you’re training for your first 5k or a half-marathon, I thought I’d write about my top 5 tips for managing pre-race jitters: (more…)

10 Cool Tips for Running Under the Heat

Tuesday, 7 April 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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Belated Happy Easter!  How did you celebrate easter?  I started easter morning, as I’ve done every year, with a long run with friends.  I covered 21k, my 2nd to the last long run before Boston Marathon, and I must admit that I’m soooo looking forward to tapering next week.  I usually love long runs preparing for a marathon, but the heat and humidity the past week has just been excruciating!  If you’re dreading the summer heat like me, here are 10 cool tips for running outdoors… (more…)