Hey everyone! Winter has kicked in and it brings with it some challenges for exercisers. This post will explore the benefits to Winter exercise, and strategies to use to help you succeed. In nature, animals hibernate for the entire winter. We don't exactly sleep all winter, but we tend to spend less time outdoors, when… Continue reading Winter Outdoor Exercise: The Essential Guide
Have you seen people running with the vibram fingers running shoes (those funny looking ones with the individual toes) lately? In recent years they have become more popular, advocating a "minimalist" or "more natural" approch to running and encouraging people to train their feet, rather than "casting" their feet in running shoes. If you've ever… Continue reading Running Barefoot VS Running Shoes
Hello fellow runners, If you've been following my weekly training posts, you'll know that I was racing yesterday in Mokpo, Korea. The race was the Mokpo Half Marathon. Mokpo is a seaside city, located in the South Western tip of South Korea. The leadup The lead-up to the race couldn't have gone any better. I… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Race Report: Gust, Guts & Glory
Hello everyone, It's a busy week for us Health Heads. We are racing this weekend at the Yudalsan Marathon, in Mokpo, Korea. Catherine is running the 10km and Steve is running the half marathon. If you want to read about our journey to the start line, check out or weekly training diaries. The thing we… Continue reading K.I.S.S Your Exercise Woes Goodbye.
Hello fellow runners, I'm writing to you from my work desk, it's a beautiful fall day and I'm excited to finish work and get out for a run! It's truly the season of marathon and half marathon races here in Korea and around the world. My favorite race over the past few years is the Scotiabank… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: WEEK 8- 2 WEEKS TO RACE-DAY
Hey hi hope you had a great week. I've been running around Jeju island this past week and it has been such a treat. This island is an outdoorsy paradise! There's amazing bike lanes that go all around the island, a massive mountain in the center (which we're climbing tomorrow) and beautiful beaches. I haven't… Continue reading Workout of the Week: DO YOU STRIDE?
Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week. Up until this point of my training, I've been building up my mileage and this week the tempo runs have increased duration and the speed workouts have gotten faster. This week marked the start of the quality phase of training for the half marathon. This phase… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: Week 5- The Real Work Begins!