Monthly Archives: September 2010

2010 Toronto Full & Half Marathon Pictures & Photos

I found some awesome pictures from 2010 Scotiabank Toronto Marathon. Toronto marathon has a tagline flat, fast & festive. From the images I have seen, I concur!

21,000 running fanatics took part in 2010 Toronto half and full marathon.

Image courtesy of Blogto.

To see more images of Toronto Marathon visit best of Toronto site.

2010 Berlin Marathon Photos & Pictures

2010 Berlin marathon happened yesterday. 40,000 running fanatics braved the Berlin rain. As usual there were plenty of running spectators who were on site to capture the day in photos.

I found some awesome photos / pictures from 2010 Berlin, Germany marathon.
37. real,- BERLIN-MARATHON - be Berlin

Photo courtesy of Fernado, See Berlin Photos at his Flickr page. You may also see some of his work at Fernado’s photoblog

Causes of Cold Stomach After Running

After my sunday morning run I touched my tummy and I was a little bit shocked to feel it was cold. My first reaction was something must be wrong: I have associated cold things with dead things!

When I got back home I immediately switched on my laptop and started Googling “cause of cold stomach after running”

My nerves were calmed down when I learn’t it was normal to experience a cold stomach after running.

According to answers.com

Your stomach gets cold when you work out because you are burning calories/losing weight. The fats and carbohydrates get digested much quicker and the blood begins to rush to other organs at a faster rate. Fermetation then kicks in and replaces the oxygen being lost from your blood going elsewhere in your body with lactic acid. The lactic acid will cause both a buring in you abdominales along with a colder feeling on the surface of you stomach.

NFL Diet Plans : To Build Strength & Muscle

If your goal is to be like an NFL athlete : To be muscular and strong. Then you need to eat like an NFL athlete.

WebMd a Mens Health website have an article titled Eat to lose weight and Build muscle ; How NFL does it.

According to the article there’s really no big secret to eating like an NFL pro. It’s all about balance.

If your goal is to be the size of an NFL athlete Your plate should look like this:

  1. One-third lean protein (eggs, chicken, turkey, red meat)
  2. One-third fruits and vegetables
  3. One-third healthy carbs (whole-grain rice, pasta, or bread)

The article has some fantastic ideas on NFL Athlete breakfast, NFL athlete lunch & NFL athlete dinner.

2010 Bupa Great North Run : Pictures : Photos

The beauty of Bupa Great North run half marathon is the colour. Thousands of runners turn up in beautiful running costumes that makes the event picture perfect.

I have been looking around for some awesome pictures and photos from 2010 Bupa Great North Run half marathon and I found some great ones.

Image courtesy of xHKWx @flickr click to see more awesome pictures.

Another great location for 2010 Bupa Great North Run Pictures & Photos is the  BBC collection of celebrity runners at 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half marathon.

Results from Bupa Great North Run 2010

Hail the King. At 37 Haile Gebrselassie has still got game! The ever smiling Ethiopian won the 2010 Bupa Great North Run half marathon.

Gebrselassie broke away at the halfway point to claim victory 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Kiplimo Kimutai.

In the womens race it was a fellow Ethiopian Berhane Adere who won the 26 miles.

Top Three Male Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Haile Gebrselassie – 59.33

2.Kiplimo Kimtai

3. Jaouad Gharib

Top Three Women Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Berhane Adere – 68.49

2. Ana Dulce Felix

3. Marisa Barros

Supplements for Knee Joint Pain

Knee joint pain is a popular runners injury. Some of the treatment for knee joint pain are icing the knee joint, using an anti-inflammation spray and giving the joint maximum rest.

In addition to the three treatment methods above there is evidence that shows use of supplements can help in treatment of knee joint pain.

Popular Supplements for Knee Joint Pain.

  1. Glucosamine
  2. Chondroitin

A recent Internet poll at runnersworld.com showed that 94.5 percent of respondents said they had tried one of the supplements. What’s more, 79.8 percent reported that their symptoms “somewhat improved” or “greatly improved” after taking glucosamine and/or chondroitin. Less than one percent reported that “things got worse” with the supplements.

Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are the most common supplements used to treat knee osteoarthritis.

The two supplements can be purchased from a pharmacist or online.

How To Improve 5K speed / Time By Jeff Galloway

Jeff Galloway has helped many novice runners, run and finish marathon. (he has helped over 1 million runners according to his site) His secret is simple, you dont need to run the full distance to finish a marathon, you just need to run some parts and walk some parts of the course.

In an article published at active.com, 5 ways to improve your 5K speed. Jeff Galloway dishes some ideas on how you can run faster at this distance.

Jeff Galloway Tips on Speed.

I learn’t the following running tips from coach Jeff Galloway on how to increase speed.

1. Every two weeks increase the distance of your long run.

2. Regularly do some speed works

3. Stay injury free, to run fast you need to stay fit. doing the small stuff such, warm ups, massage and stretching will go a long way in helping you stay injury free.

Great North Run Slots / Places On Sale At Ebay

With over 100,000 application but only 54,000 places available, it is easy to see why a black market for Bupa Great North Run has emerged.

The Northern Echo has an interesting story of how race places are selling at Ebay for this Sunday’s Bupa Great North Run.

Dozens of places for this Sunday’s event are on sale on internet auction website eBay.

One place was advertised at £80 – nearly double the official entry cost.

Reports the Website

I checked Ebay and I found a female entry place for a female runner, as of the time it had attracted 7 bids and selling at $47

Bupa Great North Run : Route Map : Course

The Bupa Great North run is the largest half marathon in the world. More than 100,000 people applied for the ballot entry to the run in 2010, and only 54,000 will be finally be able to take part.

The run, designated as ’THE most iconic half-marathon on the planet’ by the organizers, provides a great fun filled atmosphere.

The Bupa Great north run course starts from Newcastle upon Tyne and finishes at South Shields in England.

The following is a sketch map of Bupa Great North run route map & course

Image courtesy of Bupa Great North Run

To download a large image of Bupa Great north run course google official site Bupa Great North Run

You can also view a Google Map Image of Great north run course at Sam Judson Flickr page