Being sick during training, or missing runs can feel like the end of the world to many of us. The running schedule is not a lenient creature, it glares at us in disdain every time we cannot add a tick to a day, or plug in our miles or transfer data to it from our […]Read more "Obsessed with the marathon training schedule."
Cursa del Poble Nou is the second race in the Barcelona 10K challenge I came the previous day to pick up my bib and t-shirt for the Poble Nou race. The neighborhood seemed quiet, though that might have just been because Barca was playing. The ladies at the pickup station gave me my number and shirt […]Read more "Cursa del Poble Nou 10K – Running, Botifarra, and Wine"
Aside from dreams, facebook, customer service woes, and pets, listening to someone talk about their sports injury has to be one of the most boring topics of conversation. I won’t write about mine on this post, but you can read about it here (I really tried to make it as entertaining as possible). Runners get […]Read more "Injury etiquette"
I decided this week that taking Odysseas, my seven year old son, with me for a run would be a good idea. He would ride his bicycle and I would run alongside him. Mezaparks here in Riga is a great place to go for a run or a bike ride. You can take any number […]Read more "Taking your child along with you for a run."
Very often, I like to have a drink while writing. I don´t always drink while I write. For example, at work I do most of my writing alcohol free. However, I do think it is a bit of a misfortune that I drink while writing a blog about running and health issues. So, to alleviate […]Read more "Music for your workout or any other time."
Most people who enjoy running and especially those who are training for an event, usually pick a day to do a long run or at least some more distance than their regular run. Weekends, obviously, are the most common day for this type of run. You don’t rush through your long runs and you try […]Read more "20K long run in the cold."
Riga is a great city for running. The streets are wide and there are lots of parks. You can run anywhere. Only the old town with its old cobble stone roads (and sidewalks) might not be the best place for a run. This loop, I often take, is a good way to get in some […]Read more "A 10K scenic run by the shores of the Daugava River in Riga"