Monthly Archives: February 2011

Download Paris Marathon : Route : Map : Course

Paris marathon course has been designed to give runners a good view of the magnificent city and some of its famous sights. Some of the attractions along the route are Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille.

Paris Marathon Start area

The course starts out right in front of the Triumphal Arch and continues down the broad Champs Elysées. The route passes through two Parisian woods and past fabulous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille.

Paris Marathon Finish Area

Paris marathon finishes at Avenue Foch

Picture of Paris Marathon Route : Map : Course

Image courtesy of Paris Marathon

To download the image just right click the image and click save.

To download a PDF file of Paris Marathon with route details such as refreshment points, sponges, kilometre points etc. Go To Paris Marathon Map.

Best of Bart Yasso Running Quotes

Bart Yasso is the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World magazine and author of the running Book, My Life on the Run.

The following are my favorite Bart Yasso running quotes.

And when I started running, I started dreaming. It couldn’t be helped. The mind works as hard as the body does during exercise. It knows its role during those lonely interludes—to inspire, analyze, and fantasize.

Winning is a nice reward—don’t get me wrong—but glory isn’t the payoff. This may sound cliché, but the reward is living the lifestyle and embracing the dream. It’s not only about finishing, it’s about moving forward.

The acceptance of all abilities is what differentiates running from every other sport. In football, there are 22 people on the field and 60,000 in the stands. It’s the opposite in running. Everyone’s on the field and in the fold.

Running is about acceptance—of yourself and others. When you’re out on the trail sweating, it doesn’t matter if the guy or gal next to you works at a fast food joint or is CEO. It’s doesn’t matter what color they are, or how old they are, or what religion they practice, if any.

I know I feel more like myself when I run, even if it’s only a few miles, or at least I feel like the self I like best. Running inspires creativity, relieves stress, and gives us insight into ourselves and the world, making the human condition more tolerable.

Elvis Running Costume Jumpsuits

Elvis jumpsuit costume is one of the most popular running costumes. If you imagine yourself in an Elvis jumpsuit or Elvis dress you can design the Elvis costume yourself or get a professional design an Elvis costume for you.

You can order an Elvis Costume from elvisrun.com. The website is run by Misty Johnson. A custom made jumpsuit or dress with a matching belt, starts at $100.

Half Marathon Training Iphone Apps

If you cant get a half marathon training coach you can rely of an Iphone Apps to work as your virtual coach. Two Half marathon training Iphone Apps that work as your virtual coach are Half Marathon training App by Deltaworks and popular walkjogrun App.

Half Marathon Training Iphone App by Deltaworks

The App has a 12 weeks half marathon training plan. Workout 6 days per week, Each plan includes detailed training steps,Different tags mark different plan statuses.

Walkjogrun half marathon training Iphone App

The  walkjogrun App has a 14 week half marathon training schedule. It has plans for different class of runners, beginners, moderate and experienced runners. If you dont exercise it has a plan on how to train to walk the distance.

The half marathon training App was created by Coach Jenny Hadfield, columnist with RunnersWorld.com and Women’s Running Magazine.

How To Set Realistic Running Goals

One reason why many aspiring runners never actualise their running goals is they set themselves unrealistic running goals. Saying I want to finish a 42K marathon in under 3 hours when you have never finished a marathon before is setting yourself up for disappointment.

Set small goals that are concrete, attainable, realistic.

Decide to go three miles, regardless how many times you walk, how many you run. Or go out for 15 minutes. Or set one lap around the block as your starting goal.

Set a Time Limit

Set dates for achieving your running goals. Do your first 5K in six months; your first marathon next year. This will prevent you from the curse of procrastination.

Set an Incentive

Make running a means to a higher purpose. Is it losing weight? Fitting into your wedding dress? Running a Full Under 4 hours? Set a goal, and suddenly you have incentive.

Now got out and run!

Quad Muscle Strengthening Exercises

The quads muscle is one of the key muscles used in running together with the calf. Doing targeted strength training exercise on the quad can help a runner to run faster and minimise injury.

Strength training exercise on the quad can help to make the quad stronger, increase endurance and minimise the incidence of injury.

The following livestrong video shows how to strengthen the quads.