We were all beginners once, and some of us are always willing to offer our wisdom/items not to eat before a race, otherwise feel the wrath of your stomach.
But honestly, I do enjoy providing as much advice to fellow female athletes who are interested in running their first marathon or triathlon. It brings me joy seeing so many women wanting to compete whether it is for the joy of competing, a goal to lose weight or to prove that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Therefore, these are my top 10 tips for beginner triathletes.
In honor of the Boston Marathon on Monday, I wanted to throw it back to an article I wrote last year. It features an event that should have gotten more media attention but nevertheless, it gave recognition to whom deserved it, specifically featuring a woman who helped clear the path for women to run in this race.
If you have been on Facebook lately, you may have seen or watched a video about the newest invention in water bottles, without the bottle! It's called the Ooho. It its water enveloped in some sort of gelatinous casing that you can eat or put in a composting bin. The inventors created it with the intention of getting rid of the need for water bottles. Going all environmentally friendly, that means less plastic in our oceans!
Kathrine Switzeris famously known for being the first woman, with a bib, to run the Boston Marathon.
As a result of the acquisition of her bib, due in part to her filling out her name as K.V. on the entry forms, her determination became well know from the images taken of a male race official trying to push her off the race course.
Kathrine, whowill run the Boston marathon again this year, on the 50th anniversary of her landmark performance, has been given word of a huge honor.
Last week, Chris and I completed the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler right here in the good ole District of Columbia. It was a beautiful day, a little bit chilly to start but it was perfect. The course begins in front of the Washington Monument, takes you down Independence, crosses over into Arlington, back into DC along rock creek parkway, to the tidal basin and Haines point. It is there that you get to enjoy all of the beautiful cherry blossom trees that align the road. I have never raced the 10 miler before, but I have always wanted to. It was nice that it was right in our backyard and a course I train on, but with that said, I did want to mention some of the best parts of it and note some of the items I wasn't pleased with.
Your new year's resolution was to start running, and you are excited to get started. But the problem most new runners face is that there are not aware of the mistakes they will make from the get go. It’s ok, everyone makes mistakes. But to be prepared and try to help you throughout the running process, here are the 5 most common mistakes that runners make.