Monthly Archives: April 2010

Funny Sports Athlete Quote

The following quote is the funniest quote I have heard in 2010 from a sports athlete. Although some may disagree with me I think it is cracking.

“The delivery was way worse than a marathon, but in the end my daughter was born healthy so I’m very happy.”

from Japanese Marathoner Reiko Tosa after she gave birth.

Best Core Exercise For Runners

The best way to ensure you remain injury free is to combine your regular running with some targeted core exercise.

The core exercises will strengthen your abs, back and pelvis for better banlance and stability.

This idea of working on core exercise came to me while reading an interview of a 56 year old runner, Reno Stirrat who just finished 2010 Boston full marathon in 2.40s. This Dude has been running sub-three hours marathon since 1970s.

To be able to run that fast over the years you need to work hard on your fitness to ensure you remain injury free.

When Reno was asked his injury prevention secret, core exercises, especialy for the hips. he answered.

He was kind enough to describe his exercise routine,

For the upper body I do pull ups, push ups, dips, running arm motion with 10 lb. dumbbells and curls. For the legs I do one-legged squats with 15 lb. dumbbells and lunges with 15 lbs. I also do one leg hip exercises with a band for the hips. Sit ups, plank, side plank and reverse plank are what I do for core . I do this 2 to 3 days a week.

Do some of this core exercise/strength training exercise and you will becomen a better runner. You will train harder, run faster and run injury free.

Read Reno interview at runners world

Visit Reno coaching website distance running tips

2010 Country Music Marathon Pictures : Photos

The 2010 Country Music marathon pictures are in. From the race photos I have to admit the 36,000 runners rocked Nashville! I found a good collection at running competitor website.

Awesooooooome

Photo courtesy of running competitor.

To see more pictures from 2010 Country Music Marathon go to Running competitor

2010 London Marathon Photos : Pictures

The 2010 London marathon is over but the memories live on. I have found awesome photos from the race.

@ klear pictures : Photos taken by a pro photographer, visit klear pictures

@Flickr : Best costume photos, visit charlies photostresm

Borat In London

Also more @Flickr : Jim Shannons photos, visit Jim photostream

2010 London Marathon Race Results

The 2010 London Marathon has just finished. The Men’s winner was Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede while the ladies event was won by Liliya Shobukova.

Kebede had untroubled victory, the Kenyans today didnt turn up! Samwel Wanjiru was left behind at mile 18, followed by Kibet at mile 20. Kirui tried to Keep up with Kebede and I could see he was giving it 110% while Kebede looked like he could notch a gear anytime. At mile 22 Kebede just went for it, he crossed the finish line in 2:05:12! Missing the course record by 2 seconds.

As for the Ladies, my athlete for the race has to be the second place finisher, another Russian (sorry, cant remember her name) At certain point she seemed to be far behind, but she just kept going and going! She was also thrilled with her performance because she was all smiles at the finish.

I watched the race Live via Satellite TV and I have to say It was another beautiful London Marathon! Loved it!

Design Your Own T Shirt : Custom Road Race T Shirt

If you are interested in having a custom made running T-shirt you can write the words yourself if you know how to do screen printing, but the true is most of us never went to art school. How about getting someone who is good at designing T – shirts do it for you?

Find a Local Running T-shirt Designer

The easiest way to find a designer is to check around your neighbourhood or town. Go through the classified pages of your local paper, another option is to check the yellow pages. The advantage of finding a local designer is that you will meet face to face and you can explain to him/her your needs.

Find a T-shirt Designer Online

Thanks to the internet, a simple search on google “find t-shirt designer” will give you lots of option. The advantage of finding a running T-shirt designer online is they are cheaper than your local designer, most promise a money back guarantee if you are not happy with the final work. Main disadvantage is that due to backlog of orders it may take long to get your Job done quickly – upto 2 weeks.

Some online road race t-shirt designers.

Customink

Cafepress

Logosportswear

Roadraceshirts

London Marathon Course : Route : Map

The London Marathon is an eye catching city marathon ran around the beautiful city of London. The marathon is set over a largely flat course around the river themes.(The large blue meandering border is River Themes)

This is how the route is described at wikipedia

The course begins at three separate points around Blackheath at 115 ft above sea level, on the south of the River Thames, and heads east through Charlton. The three courses converge after three miles in Woolwich, where the Royal Artillery Barracks is passed.

As the runners reach the 6-mile mark, they pass by the Old Royal Naval College and head towards Cutty Sark drydocked in Greenwich. Heading next into Surrey Quays in the Docklands, and out towards Bermondsey, competitors race along Jamaica Road before reaching the half-way point as they cross the Tower Bridge. Running east again along The Highway through Wapping, competitors head up towards Limehouse and into Mudchute in the Isle of Dogs via Westferry Road, before heading into Canary Wharf.

As the route leads away from Canary Wharf into Poplar, competitors run west down Poplar High Street back towards Limehouse and on through Commercial Road. They then move back onto The Highway, onto Lower and Upper Thames Streets.. Heading into the final leg of the race, competitors pass St Paul’s Cathedral on Ludgate Hill. In the penultimate mile along The Embankment, the London Eye comes into view, before the athletes turn right into Birdcage Walk to complete the final 385 yards, catching the sights of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and finishing in The Mall alongside St. James’s Palace

Source Wikipedia London Marathon page

To See and Download a Google street view map click here

2010 Boston Marathon Photos : Pictures

The 2010 Boston Marathon is done and dusted and I have surfed around the web for pictures and photos from the race. With over 500,000 spectators cheering the 20,000 runners I found plenty of good photos.

I watched the marathon via satellite TV and it looked everyone was having a ball “It was just a very exciting day,’’ said race director Guy Morse. “We haven’t had times like this for many years. The weather [55 degrees, mostly sunny] was almost perfect for runners. And there was a crosswind that made it fair.’

The only disapointment was watching Ryan Hall fall behind, I was hoping for a first American victory since 1983.

The Peoples Marathon

I just loved the following battle between the Russian and the Ethiopian.

The Russian Predator

The Ethiopian Prey

At the end the Prey proved to be too fast for the predator!

The Ethiopian Teyba Erkesso won the battle, beating Russian Tatyana Pushkareva, a 24-year-old former ballroom dancer who might be a candidate for “Dancing with the Stars.’’

CLICK BELOW LINK TO SEE MORE PHOTOS

All photos courtesy of NEVES2006. TO SEE 45 AWESOME 2010 BOSTON MARATHON PICTURES VISIT NEVES2006 FLICKR PAGE

2010 Salt Lake City Marathon Photos : Pictures

About 12,000 marathon runners took part in 2010 Salt Lake City marathon that is according to the local press.

Photos from the marathon are proving hard to come across but I found some here

Flickr Salt Lake City Marathon page

Buy Your Photo

If you are interested in buying your photo as you crossed the finish line check marathonfotos

Ryan Hall Sports Drink Supplements

Ryan Hall uses two sports supplements to sustain energy, to train harder and build stamina to achieve superior results. I found this information from Ryan Hall official Asics blog. 8 Things Ryan hall will carry to 2010 Boston marathon post.

The two supplements are Cytomax powder and Muscle milk.

Cytomax Powder Athlete supplement.

On the official site it is described; Cytomax® Performance Drink is made for a different brand of athlete. Its blend of complex carbohydrates and sugars work to sustain energy, so you can train harder, build stamina, and achieve superior results – Proven Results!

Muscle Milk Sports drink Athlete Supplement

I loved how it is described on their site. Simply put it is the protein! This is a protein sports drink that is designed to promote the development of lean muscle. It promises to increase endurance, fat burning and strength.

Do they work? The proof is in how well Ryan hall performances