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  • King of My Running Kingdom
    Running in the sand

    So, I'm an inconsistent runner.  The problem is running in the winter.  I hate the cold and hate running in snow and ice.  On the morning drive to work I'll see those die-hard runners plowing through drifts ordelicately tip-toeing across patches of snow packed ice.  Shaking my head I'll smile and wait for spring to give me the motivation to get out, lace up my shoes, and take off...

  • Enjoy Training For and Running Your First Race
    Enjoy Training For and Running Your First Race

    Every runner had to start somewhere. The best ultra-marathon runner did not start out running huge distances. If you are considering running your first race, there are a few things you should know....

  • Running In Little Known Corners of My City
    Running Exploring Little Known Corners of My City

    For many years I've lived and worked near some of the most spectacular coastal trails in this southwestern corner of the country. I would occasionally plan a day to hike segments here and there, or would escort an out of town visitor to the see the views, but would still miss whole sections. Then I started running....


  • Protect Your Skin When Running in the Sun
    Protect Your Skin When Running in the Sun

    You want to enjoy a warm and clear day by running outdoors. You wear as little clothing as possible because you enjoy the feel of the sun on your skin. Ironically, while your workout is improving your endurance, circulation and muscle tone, the solar rays are destroying your skin, putting you at risk for skin cancer. You can protect the health of both your skin and body by following a few guidelines.

  • Too Hot to Run
    Hot weather running

    Did you know that the highest incidence of sports-related heat illnesses occur during "fun runs"? Symptoms of heat stress such as dizziness, nausea, and confusion are definitely not fun, and can even be life-threatening...

  • New Guinness Record in 2013 Calgary Marathon
    Guinness World Record linked Marathon

    A new Guiness record was set in the 49th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon this year.  Blaine Penny, a local Calgary elite runner, joined togheter with 9 of his friends to set a new Guinness record.  MitoCanada was selected as a feature charity for the 2013 event, so the crew came up with a great idea on how to create awarenes for Mitochondrial disease.

  • Mo Farah Running Away From Things
    Mo Farah London Olympics 2012

    I love Mo Farah!  Being from the UK originally (IoM) I do tend to have a sentiment for the home lands.  I came across this great site a long time ago and just rediscovered it.  I love it each time I look at it, so I thought I would spread the word on it.  

    Mo Farah.... ah, just read the full article!

  • Was Browsing Running Motivation Videos
    Woman Tired After Running  I was thinking for new topics for Articles for the Run My Route blog this afternoon and was thinkingabout how I get motivated.  When I sit on the road bike on the wind trainer in the winter I watch YouTube videos of running, races, all kinds of running stuff.  So, I was thinking we should do a series of articleson what motivates you to run!


  • Why We Run

    The benefits of running are well-documented and diverse, ranging from helping to control weight and blood pressure, to reducing stress and alleviating depression.  But what brings each of us as individuals to running?  It's easy to see the motivation of a gifted athlete, but why does the average person lace up their shoes, day after day, year after year?

    Here at Run My Route, we'd like to explore what keeps you coming back to the track ... or the road, or bike path, or hiking trail ...

  • Welcome to the NEW Run My Route Blog
    Run My Route Blog

    Welcome to the shiny new Run My Route Blog!  We have been working hard to get a lot of updates to the site rolled out and the blog is one of the updates we have been trying very hard to get out to you.


    We are planning a lot of good content for the blog and we really hope you enjoy it.  If you have any comments or feeback on the blog please let us know at Run My Route Feedback.

  • What is Run My Route? Run My Route is your personal online traininer and running route mapping tool. Run My Route is for runners and joggers who want to stay healthy, lose weight or train more effectively. Find running maps and map your running route online with Run My Route. Whether you are a jogger or training for a marathon, try our free online running mao tools and training calendar.
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