Posted on April 24th, 2009 No comments
I travel for work a lot, and in order to keep up with my training I always pack my running shoes in my suitcase and try to find a safe trail or route to run in the cities that I’ll visit. Usually I will sign up with a local runners club on-line prior my trip, and ask for recommendation and advice from fellow runners out there; I have found good running routes in New York, Vancouver, Calgary, Taiwan…etc. through virtual friends. It’s also very informational to exchange running techniques, race experiences, nutrition info… in forums. .
One of the often discussed topics in the forums is mp3 – whether it’s ok (or allowed) to wear an mp3 player or not during road running or a Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 23rd, 2009 No comments
It’s only April now and the “official” start of summer hasn’t arrived yet – summer season is often considered to begin at the Memorial Day weekend. However, I have already experienced the heat after my 5 mile morning run last weekend. Before the arrival of summer I would like to remind my fellow runners (or non-runners) the importance of protecting your skin when you run (or simply go) outside. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 21st, 2009 No comments
I’ve never liked PE classes when I was a kid or teenager, but couple years ago I started running and training for races and have finished several marathons. I enjoy the cleared head after each morning runs, and love the I-can-do-anything feeling when I cross the finish lines with arms raised and Vs into the air. Through runnings, I learned to see distance in different perspective, and appreciate being healthy and active. Also got the opportunity to meet new friends and learned training tips from very good runners. Over time, friends and colleagues started asking me about how to become a runner or a better runner. So I think it will make a very good start for my blog — share my running experiences from the very basic “Runners Checklist”. Read the rest of this entry »