from PreWheeze to SeaWheezed

Rob SeaWheeze

You didn’t think we’d let you run a half marathon and then just leave yah hanging, did you? Coming straight from Rob your TackleBox Trainer, here’s everything you need to know now that the wheezing is over (well, for this year….)

the AfterWheeze

celebrate your success!!!
Take a moment to reflect on what you have accomplished. It is really an amazing feat. Dude! You just ran a half-marathon bragging rights are officially granted.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – drink fresh water! It’s super important to replenish your body's water stores for recovery.

Your body repairs itself while you are catching zzz's. Make a point to set yourself up for some great sleeps in the weeks following your run (hey, you don’t need to tell us twice).

Here’s the excuse you’ve waiting for! Massage therapy is always a plus, especially after a run. Book yourself some ‘me time’ to help increase circulation (for better muscle recovery) and to release tension from those overworked muscles.

to run or not to run?
Itching to get back out there? First and foremost, listen to your body when deciding when’s the right time to lace up again. For more experienced half-marathoners, you may be able to get out for a run the very next day. Some of us may not even want to think about running (EVER. AGAIN). I would suggest taking a week run-cation to let your body recover.

If you are feeling stir crazy without running, some great recovery activities are:
• Yoga: hatha, yin, restorative are all really great recovery forms of yoga
• Swimming
• Cycling

keep the momentum going
What now? One thing I find after people finish a program like the TackleBox is that they need two things to keep the momentum going: a goal and structure. Set a goal to create focus for what you are going to do. Find structure in creating a new program for yourself.

You came. You ran. You partied. Congrats everyone, thanks for joining us!

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Thanks Rob for the advice and for being with us every time we ran as our Tacklebox Trainer and for remembering us and our 21st anniversary! You rocK!

Comment by Barry and Sue Saip — August 11, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

Like I needed more reasons to sign up for SeaWheeze 2013, I’ve been following the instagram feed and it looked like such fun. Vancouver seems like a bad-ass city and I’m going to get my husband and I signed up for next year, for vaca/child-less weekend/run fun. Assuming there is a next year???

Comment by Kate — August 12, 2012 @ 6:01 am

Congratulations to everyone who participate in SeaWheeze. From first timers to repeat performers and volunteers to cheerleaders, there was something for everyone. Nice job and see you next year!

Comment by Jen — August 12, 2012 @ 7:17 am

Loved the race….but where can I get my inaugural sea wheeze tee shirt? I know you guys have them designed…so why not ask participants if they want to order one and donate the proceeds to a local charity? Pleaseeeee :)

Comment by Elese — August 12, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

Thank you Rob for your tacklebox training!!! It was perfect! Also, huge shout out to the entire lululemon crew that worked behind the scenes as well as on the days of the events… Of course there were hiccups but thats natural! This event overall was amazing, so much positive energy, surprises at every turn and best of all, just reinforced the sense of community that lulu is!!! Thanks again, looking forward to Seawheeze 2013!

Comment by Tracey Slaney — August 13, 2012 @ 9:59 am

I thought you put on a first class event!My husband and I appreciate all the thought and planning that went into this race .We have been in lots of runs and this was one of the best!!!!!Thankyou Lululemon!!!!

Comment by Debbie — August 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

This was a first class event but not my first 1/2 or full marathon. Would have loved some more merchandise for purchase especially after the race & perhaps at the Robson St store. I stayed at the 4 Seasons, one of your host hotels & they were outstanding. I will be back for Sea Wheeze 2013 without a doubt! Thanks & great job to all!

Comment by Raelene Scheidler — August 13, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

I agree with “Elese”,…where can we donate to get our hands on those flashy Seawheeze Ts??? I would LOVE to have one!!! Let me know!

Comment by Paula — August 21, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

I just was wondering if the “SeaWheeze” made “hat/cap” for the event that says “SeaWheeze Half Marathon Vancouver 2012″. Did anybody notice it at the Expo?
I kind of missed to check it :(
Annie Anne

Comment by Annie Anne — September 5, 2012 @ 6:03 am

Its already September and im still ranting and raving about the run! So stoked for next year! Cant wait to see the stuff planned for then and the surprises…! Lulu, you did a fantastic job! The positive energy and all the support made my first run an awesome experience. Thank you!

Comment by Dawn German — September 9, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

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