November 8, 2013

Review – Nike Dart 9 Running Shoes

Nike Dart 9 Review As I am coming to the point of retiring my first proper pair of running shoes, I though I’d give them a review as a thank you for being with me for the past year and supporting me for over 700 miles of both treadmill and road conditions. Summary: Great shoe for starters. Light, inexpensive. If you are a beginner, this […]

November 8, 2013

Warm Or Cold Weather Running?

When Best To Run? All year round, I say. But what do you like best? As I continue my running adventure, I discover new seasons running outdoors.  Just to recap, I started off with running last November but my first nine months I have spent on a treadmill in a gym with only one exception, a half marathon in March. It was not until July […]

November 7, 2013

Are You Concentrating On Breathing

Pay Attention To Breathing How much focus have you given to breathing during your run? For me, this is the key element. It plays a greater role than physical fitness. From the start of my running adventure, I learned to pay attention to my breathing. It provides great insight as to how I am using energy. To start, breaths need to be long and deep […]

November 5, 2013

Indoors or Outdoors – Where To Run?

My journey with running started on a treadmill at my local gym.  That’s right.  It was November, the weather outside was not favourable, to say the least, and I had already signed up for one year’s membership a few weeks earlier.  I was very happy being in a controlled environment – dry and warm. Why Not Run Outside To Start With? As I was just […]

November 5, 2013

Nutrition – It Sounds Better Than Diet

Too often we associate the word diet with a strict set of dietary restrictions, preventing us from eating certain foods in order to get in better shape and lose fat. We search for the best way lose weight and very often for quick ways lose weight without looking at the broader picture. Yet the word diet is not that narrowly defined. For millennia it referred […]

November 5, 2013

Why Run?

For me the answer came mid October 2012. A few weeks earlier whilst at an amazing event, featuring Anthony Robbins, I came to a conclusion, that my physical fitness is very poor. Not that I was unable to move, but the energy levels were low. My work, which entails different shift patterns, does not help in getting proper sleep. However, even getting seven to eight […]