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2010 Holiday Gifts For Runners

It is that time of the year again, time to be generous and spread the love. Its the holiday season 2010 and the following is my list of some Christmas holiday gifts you can give your runner friend.

  1. Garmin watch
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Ipod shuffle
  4. Trail Runner Head lamp
  5. A running book
  6. Subscription for a Running Magazine
  7. A running dog
  8. A box of soothing muscle recovery gel
  9. Custom Running T-Shirt – Have it inscribed with his/her favorite quote
  10. A box of healthy snacks

This christmas holiday gift ideas for runners are unisex, they can given to her or him, male or female, girlfriend or boyfriend.

10K Beginner Guide : Tips To Run Your First 10K

The beauty of a 10K run is, it is an easy distance to run than the half marathon. It is not as easy as the 5k but it is challenging enough. One thing I love about the 10k is it is over with an hour.

10K Training program for a 40 – 60 minutes finish time

If you are a beginner runner and your goal is to run and finish a 10k race between 40 – 60 minutes then you might be interested in reading a PDF book by an Australian endurance coach.

Tips Inside the guide

  • Building your running base
  • Injury prevention
  • Tips on Warm up and cool down
  • Cross training exercises
  • Number of times to train in a week

To download the free book click on the following link 10K running program

Happy running and all the best in you 10K race!

Stanchart Nairobi Marathon : Training Week 16

The last two weeks have been frustrating, a nagging achilles tendonitis had refused to heal.

It started as a small pain, I swiftly applied heat but it got bad then I tried an anti-inflammation cream, after one week the Achilles got worse, I was limping! I stopped the medication and tried Ice, although I knew I might be late, most experts think it is useless to use ice after 48 hours.

But the ice seemed to work because the pain started to go away. After two weeks of no running I got back to my love. Last week I did three days of running. On Wednesday, a 5 k run around a grass track, followed the next day by a 2K trail run inside a private ranch. I had hoped running on those soft surfaces would give me a soft landing but I was wrong. After the trail run I felt a bad reaction, my Achilles felt painful. I took a pain killer and took two days rest.

On Sunday everything felt fine, so I did a 16 K run on road. I ran most of the distance comfortably but I could feel a slight pain near the end. I finished the run without any serious reaction and am confident but hopeful the injury is behind me.