A year ago, my heart rate monitor broke. A month ago my GPS watch watch broke. At the same time, I tried to install a running app on my phone only to discover that my phone is too old to run it. Two weeks ago they began work on our apartment and we are staying […]Read more "If a runner runs in the forest without a sports app, did he actually run at all?"
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"
It is always good to test yourself every so often to see either how far you have come along or how crappy you are doing. A 10K run at full stream will not only give you a great indication but is also a great workout. The best way to do this is by signing […]Read more "Jurmala Beach 10K time trial – The beach is for fun."
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"
Taking the stress from work and dumping it on the pavement and not on your family. During a run after work you can rethink all the “I should have done this,” or “I will do this tomorrow” that your work leaves you with at the end of the day. You won’t solve all your problems, […]Read more "6 ways running can benefit your family life"