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2014 Boston Marathon Tips

 A few tips, collected over the last 10 years, about running the Boston marathon

 There are lots of changes in 2014 so some of this may not be accurate!

 Make sure you read the new baggage rules http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/baggage-policy-and-gear-check.aspx


The expo is big. It can be hot and crowded. You really do need your card, which will be mailed to you before the race so bring it with you. You will also need photo ID so bring...

Dashing through the Snow! AKA Snowshoe Running

Slogging through the snowy streets of Ottawa over the winter gets old pretty fast. Wet cold feet, snowbanks in the middle of the sidewalk because the city still does not get that clearing the sidewalks is important too and the really cold days when your eyelids freeze together.

A little cross training goes a long way to break things up. A couple of years ago I discovered a great distraction, Snowshoe Running and I have The Mad Trapper to thank for it.

Snowshoe running is hard work: think...

Race day hints for your first Triathlon

 What to bring:

Completing a three stage race in unpredictable weather conditions can require the most remarkable amount of stuff. I highly recommend that you sit down a few days before the race, think about each stage and each transition and what will you need. If in doubt bring it.

Here is my list:

For the swim:

A swimsuit or a triathlon suit

Goggles (I usually bring two pairs)

Swim cap (these are often provided but I bring one just in case)

Wetsuit – depends on water temperature...

Tips for your First running Race


Almost all races have pre-registration and the easiest way to register is on-line. If you are not comfortable with registering on-line there is usually somewhere you can register in person but be prepared to pay by cash or cheque if you plan to pay in person.

Although you can usually register for a race at the race or at the race-kit pick up here are a few good reasons why you should pre-register:1.Most races charge less for pre-registration.2.It is much easier for the...