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Belainish Gebre Photo : Picture

Belainish Gebre won the 2010 Honolulu marathon. But her victory had been challenged by second place finisher claiming that Gebre had received fluids from Ezkayas Tsegaya, Gebre’s boyfriend.

Picture of Belainish Gebre receiving water from her boyfriend.

Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now via running competitor

The race stewards checked the photos and concluded she had nothing wrong since her boyfriend was not her coach and she had only received the official water and nothing else special.

They gave her the win plus the $40,000 price money.

Best Running Mantras

Do you have a running mantra? a mantra or a word or phrase that you can repeat to yourself to cope with the pain that comes with running. It can be an invaluable tool while running a marathon.

My favorite running mantra – It’s a piece of cake…my high school rugby coach loved saying this and I have never forgotten it.

I have looked around the internet for some fabulous running mantras.

Running mantras from runners at Cool Running

  1. You think this is pain? This is not pain, this is you getting your butt in shape. Now move it!
  2. I will survive
  3. You are a runner this is what you do
  4. Of course I can do it…I’m a warrior.
  5. Relax and flow.

Other good running mantras

  1. Pain is only temporary
  2. Nothing lasts forever
  3. Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body – Famous Marine Corps Saying
  4. I may not be fast, but I sure ain’t last.

New York City Running Coach on How To Start Running

I was going through a copy of Runners World Magazine and I came across a small piece on the best way to start running.

The advice was from a New york City running coach.

Every able-bodied person can be a runner, says Gordon Bakoulis, a running coach based in New York City. “Just start slowly and build up gradually.

Thats it! the mistake many beginner runners make is blast out running, five minutes later their legs, lungs, and even the insides hurt. Every beginner runner should start slowly and build up gradually.

Sanya Richards Training Food Diet

According to legend, when Sanya Richards was 16 years old in Junior high school she told her father or also doubles up as her coach “I don’t like the feeling of losing, and I’m willing to do whatever you say it would take for me to be the best,”

Her father immediately designed a core program that featured a thousand crunches daily.

Food diet of a future champion

On the other hand her mother, a former gym instructor back in Jamaica, put Sanya Richard on a food diet of chicken, fish and vegetables.

As adopted from a Sanya Richards story on USAToday

Paula Radcliffe Marathon Training : Weekly Runs : Gym Training

Paula Radcliffe trains on an eight-day cycle, working for seven days and then enjoying one of complete rest.

Paula Radcliffe Daily Runs : Weekly Miles

She runs some 22 miles a day (12-15 in the morning and another seven in the early evening) with Lough (her husband and coach) at her side, on his bicycle;

Paula Radcliffe Gym Training

In between, she does an hour-long session of core strength exercises.

To Run faster and stronger – Rest, Rest & Rest

When she is not training, she sleeps – a lot. ‘I’m usually in bed by ten and I don’t get up until around nine,’ she says. ‘Then I have another two hours sleep in the afternoon. You really need that sleep when you train as hard as I do.

Sorry, instead of rest I should have said, Sleep, sleep and sleep.

Source : Paula Radcliffe Interview Courtesy of Guardian Newspaper UK.

Lance Armstrong Nutritional Plan : Lance Diet Program

Chris Carmichael was Lance Armstrong coach since 1990 and he is the one who designed his nutritional program that powered the Texan to eight Tour De France victories.

The goal of the nutritional program was to ensure Lance Armstrong remained lean and powerful.

The coach looked at the demands of his training and lifestyle and used that information to design his nutrition program.

Off season training diet

During the fall and winter Lance trained at moderate intensity. To fuel this level of training, he didnt need as many calories as he does at the height of the racing season. He ate less food during this time. 60% of his calories came from carbohydrates. Protein was added into the mix

Training for The Tour De France.

AS the tour neared, the coach altered the nutritional program. Lance ate more food and 70% of his calories came from carbohydrates because he needed the fast-burning fuel to power his aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Protein intake was reduced.

As adopted from NBC article to read the full article click the link.

Running Tip : Swing Your Arms & Hands To Run Faster

One technique for proper running is to always remember to swing your arms while running. Most runners make the mistake of running with their arms at a stationary position. We runners have the tendency to hold our arms on our chest. The proper running technique is your arms should swing forwards and backwards the same as your leg movement.

Running well and running fast is a skill, not something you were born with (unless off course you are Usain Bolt or Kenenisa Bekele). And just like any other skill it can be taught.

In the following video shot at Nike naked running camp, you will see when the runners slow down, the coach or camp director shouts at them reminding them to use their arms / hands to run faster.

Warning : This video may not be suitable for minors.