Geoffrey Mutai has set the world of distance running in a frenzy by winning the 115 Boston marathon in 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds! For those who don’t know what that means: ITS A NEW MEN’S MARATHON RECORD!
The record broke just when everyone was talking how Desiree Davila of US had done an incredible Job to finish second in the womens race. Now the talk is on the Geoffrey Mutai and his record breaking time.
At a certain point many runners notice a decline in their running performance. They notice their speed or pace has gotten and no matter how hard they run they can’t run faster.
A sudden decline in running pace may be a sign you are doing something the wrong way.
Some causes of decline in running pace are ;-
2. Change of training methods
3. Under eating.
If you train too much -back to back days without taking a rest your muscles will get exhausted and sooner or later you will experience a decline in performance. One way you can avoid exhaustion is to space your runs. Run today and rest the next day. If you already feel exhausted take a complete rest for a week.
Change of Running Method.
If you were used to running on flat roads and you have just shifted to hill running this might also affect you running speed. Immediately after shifting to hill running you may experience decline in pace because your body is not used to extra demand. It takes time for our bodies to adjust to the extra demands of hill running. With time the body adjusts and hill running feels normal.
Food is the fuel that drives our run. If you are not eating enough you denying your body the fuel it needs. You can make a rough estimate of how many calories you need based on your weight, the kind of job you have, and your training program. People who exercise regularly should eat about 60 percent of those calories from carbohydrates, 25 percent from fat and 15 percent from protein.
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.
A marathon race is never complete without the fans. They encourage us to keep running or like my friend Dean says in his blog “They have a job to do. They must help their runner drag his or her sorry carcass across the finish line.”
They say it with their mouth better still with a hand made marathon poster. One of the most memorable poster I ever so was during my first marathon a dude wore a T-shirt with words “No money no honey” I think that was a clever way to motivate runners to go for the Jack pot!