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2011 Boston Marathon Results : New Mens World Record!

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.

Mens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai – 2: 03: 02Kenya

Moses Mosop – 2:03:05 – Kenya

Gebre Gebremariam 2:04:54 – Ethiopia

Womens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Caroline Kilel – 2:22:36 – Kenya

Desiree Davila –  2:22:38 – USA

2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon Photos & Pictures

A field of 13,000 runners lined up for the start of the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon. Conditions were perfect, with clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s at the start.

As usual our team of marathon spectators were on location and did a wonderful job of taking photo and pictures.

A flickr user by the name earthdog did an awesome Job taking photos from the event.
San Jose Rock N' Roll Half Marathon:
To See more earthdog 2010 Rock n Roll half marathon photo @ his flickr page

Why Your Running Pace / Speed Is Getting Slower

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 ;-

1. Overtraining

2. Change of training methods

3. Under eating.

Over training.

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.

Under eating

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.

Another fantastic article on this issue is at active dot com. See are you undertraining or undereating

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

New York Marathon 2009 : Race Photos & Images & Pictures

The 2009 New York Marathon was as colorful as always. Although we celebrate the runners we forget the spectators who equally do a magnificent job of taking photos.

For me, two Images stood out from the 2009 NYC marathon.

This Frenchman who came along with the Eiffel tower.

2 new york marathon 2009I hope it was made of fibre glass!!!…….From Jim @ Flickr

And this one,

1 new York marathon 2009Serious Men at Work

Image courtesy of Randy Lemoine, See his flickr collection by Randy lemoine

Funny Marathon Photos

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!

Another funny marathon poster I have seen was a this one from a collection on deans blog!

To all Male Runners

To all Male Runners

And to all running sisters

funny marathon photos images