Travel Runs: San Diego Tower Challenge

Here’s another Video Runflix at 5kgeek(dot)com’s Runners Fuel Station. I can see a communications tower on the northwestern side from my room. It was a huge tower and up high in the mountains.  So I set on an early morning run the next day and this structure is the target. I see some access road […]

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Social Networks and Smartphone Apps Keep Runners On The Go

How do you get motivated or continue to get motivated when you are training – specially when running alone? No one to chat with on long runs is a challenge. No company…it’s tough. Well, thanks to the internet and smart-phones. Human interactions maybe tough to replace but now we have some tools. Social networks on […]

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10 More Marathon Training Tips

Search online for marathon tips and you’ll find lots of resources. Then there’s a challenge on which ones to keep and be part of the training. Be careful on information overload… Now , what if the tips are not only coming from so called experts and real marathon runners but also from accomplished runners and […]

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Road Runners Tip #97: No White At Night

The days are getting shorter and it’s getting a little bit cooler running at night. It’s a welcome sign to most runners who really doesn’t like running in the high 2 digit to 3 digits temperatures (like here in Los Angeles) even by night fall. Running at night though have it’s challenges. Safety is one […]

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40 Last Minute Marathon Tips

The video below is titled Last Minute Marathon Tips: Shot with Niko D90.by Mike Kobal I’ve found this as a great resource on what to do before and during a marathon? I stumbled upon it days before I did the Los Angeles Marathon. Some of the things mentioned that I didn’t do almost made me […]

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Speed Up with Natural Running

Recently there has been a lot of focus on natural running: barefoot running, pose running, chi running, evolution running, mid-foot running, forefoot running, etc. The running video below (courtesy of Newton Running) briefly explains why natural running allows you to run faster with greater efficiency and less overuse injuries (like Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis). […]

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Running On (Mind) Target

I was driving down Los Angeles behind a car (actually an SUV) of my dream. Of course I have to follow this vehicle for a few blocks just for fun…it served as a moving target. I do the same when running. If there was a runner passing me by and looks like it’s a good […]

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A Runners Golf Balls and Clubs

Friday, I was telling folks at work that I will go out to the golf range and hit some balls and do  a 5 miler after that. I didn’t. I actually broke it down to 5 miles Saturday and golf range Sunday. I haven’t picked-up my clubs in a while. So the first few hits […]

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What Does Eating Chinese Food and Running Have In Common?

I was at 3.4 mile mark into my early evening run and headwind was on me.  And then there’s this smell of Chinese food in the air. Someone is cooking noodles in the neighborhood. I’m getting hungry. I got home with noodles in mind and have this idea about food and running that maybe worth […]

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Does Caffeine From Energy Drinks Energize Your (Running) Workouts?

Energy drink consumption has continued to gain in popularity since the Red Bull run of  ’97. According to the Nutrition Journal, more than 500 new energy drinks were launched worldwide in 2006 alone. It has become a 5.7 billion dollar energy drink industry. Somehow, its popularity made its way into sports. Believe it or not […]

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