A few tips, collected over the last 19 years on running the Boston Marathon.
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2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Tips
Some practical advice for Ottawa Race Weekend.
Tips for your First Race
A few tips for your first race.
More answers to your running questions. If you missed it Running 101 can be found here. How often should I run? If you want to improve you need to run at least three days a week, four days a week is better, five days a week is great, six days a week is pushing it aContinue reading “Running 201”
Welcome all to the world of running! We hope you come to love it as much as many of us do. New to running? Here are the answers to some common questions we get from new runners. What do I need to buy to start running? There is lots of great gear available. However, theContinue reading “Running 101”
The 2021 Fall Racing and Marathon Season at a Glace
With vaccination rates going up and COVID-19 cases going down in person racing is gradually returning. Here is what is and is not happening as of early July. Things change constantly so don’t believe us. Check the race website. Ottawa Area Races The larger events are still primarily going virtual but there are a coupleContinue reading “The 2021 Fall Racing and Marathon Season at a Glace”
Public Washrooms Open in the Ottawa Area
Originally posted on Bushtukah:
This list is a product of the combined efforts of the Bushtukah SWEET community. It was compiled in May 2021 and we will do our best to keep it up to date because sometimes you really need a bathroom! A big thank you to all our on the ground researchers! Note…
Places to Day Hike or Trail Run Around Ottawa
Looking for a new place to take a hike or go for a run? Here are some spots you may not have found yet. Follow the links to get more information about each trail. Marlboro Forest Located south of Ottawa with three parking areas along Roger Stevens Drive, Marlboro Forest contains 29 km of hikingContinue reading “Places to Day Hike or Trail Run Around Ottawa”
Suggested Hilly Loops in Ottawa
Why run boring old hills when you can run hilly loops? Here are a few suggestions. Barrhaven- St Remy On Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/2783731222643625126 Short loop- start at Barran run up St Remy to the turn (house #54) run back Medium loop- start at Barran run up St Remy all the way to Larkin run back LongContinue reading “Suggested Hilly Loops in Ottawa”
Triathlon 101 Packing for Race Day
Completing a three stage race in unpredictable weather conditions can require the most remarkable amount of stuff. Sit down a few days before the race, think about each stage, each transition and what will you need. If in doubt bring it. For the swim: A triathlon suit – These can be one or two piece.Continue reading “Triathlon 101 Packing for Race Day”