Running Your First Race (5k)

The 5K is one of the most popular distance for road races in the US, and there are good reasons for that. It’s long enough to be a challenge to nearly every seasoned runner, but it’s short enough to be doable by those with lower or sub-par levels of fitness. It’s a distance that’s run-able to most reasonably active people. How long is a 5k? Five kilometers is approximately 3.1 miles. If you can walk a mile in 20 minutes, a 5K will probably take you between 58 and 68 minutes to complete. If you can jog a mile in Continue reading

Nutrition Advice For Healthy, Hungry Runners

By all means I am not a chef nor am I a nutritionist. I am pretty content with eating grilled chicken, tuna, wheat pasta every other day/night. But lately I have been expanding my selection of foods, particularly in the produce aisle. Here are some fresh pickings that I have been trying to work into my diet on a daily basis. Baby Greens How it helps you: Vitamin-K How to eat it: Use in salads and sandwiches; great with grilled fish or grilled chicken(my favorite!!!). Stawberries How it helps you: Vitamin-C, a potent antioxidant. Strawberries also contain the phytonutrient ellagic acid (which is Continue reading

Running Rules of Thumb

Here are a few rules of the road. When you’re out running remember these simple tips. If you see a porta-potty with no line, use it. Even if you don’t need to. If you have to ask yourself, Does this driver see me? The answer is NO. If you have to ask yourself, Are these shorts too short? The answer is YES. 1 glazed doughnut = 2 miles You  rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip. Not everyone who looks really fast is, and not everyone who looks slow really is. Nobody has ever watched Chariots of Continue reading