Law Day 5K Saturday

By | April 23, 2014 2:43 am | 0 Comments


Don’t forget that Saturday is the Law Day 5K, one of the few races that run through the city of Erie. Race starts at 9 a.m. in front of the Erie County Courthouse and the registration fee ($20 for adults, $10 kids under 12) benefits a good cause — Attorneys & Kids Together (AKT), the… View Article

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Know the lingo: Taper

By | April 23, 2014 1:38 am | 0 Comments


When you’re just getting started in a sport, it’s hard to learn all the lingo. Running and walking, like any sport, has it’s own special language and local phrases. Each week, I’ll define a term or phrase that will help you not only walk the walk (or run the run), but talk the talk. taper… View Article

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Save the date – IBRD – May 4

By | April 22, 2014 1:52 am | 1 Comment


I recently received this note from Tom Madura, Erie’s original barefoot runner (Tom was doing it wayyyy before it became trendy!). It’s that time again! The Barefoot Runners Society is once again promoting International Barefoot Running Day on May 4th, 2014! Their website describes it this way: The Barefoot Runners Society (BRS) is proud to… View Article

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Meb wins Boston! (Erie’s top male finishes in just 32 minutes behind)

By | April 21, 2014 11:23 am | 0 Comments


I’m sure you’ve heard, but….Meb won the Boston Marathon, making him the first American to win the prestigious race since 1983! His finish time was 2:08:37, which is nothing short of amazing when you consider that’s a pretty respectable HALF marathon finish time for many recreational runners. Unfortunately Shalane fell short, finishing 7th overall with… View Article

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Erie loves Boston

By | April 21, 2014 1:58 am | 0 Comments


Lots of great running-related stories in yesterday’s newspaper. Chris Jiuliante (Erie Times-News/GregWohlford) This story–about a McDowell senior who qualified for Boston by running  a 2:53 in his first marathon ever at Erie last fall–was particularly interesting. Can’t wait to see how Chris Jiuliante does at Boston today! (No surprise to learn he is John Trucilla’s… View Article

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ERC Poker Run 5K results

By | April 19, 2014 10:21 am | 0 Comments


Saturday was a spectacular day for a race and…the dedication of the new Erie Runners Club pavilion at Beach No. 1 at Presque Isle State Park! More than 200 participated with top honors going to: Male 1.  Alec Raynor, 21, 17:14 2. Steve Strelick, 31, 17:34 3. Adam Rowe, 33, 17:54 Female 1. Christie Foster,… View Article

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Things I found — 4/17/14

By | April 17, 2014 2:20 am | 0 Comments


Worth reading: Dr. George Sheehan wrote this essay in 1976. He was a man who was way ahead of his time: You Let a Girl Beat You? According to this article, what you eat the week of a marathon can make or break you. Meh…I don’t know. I suppose it probably matters, but “make or… View Article

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Try Team Adrenaline for free

By | April 16, 2014 8:49 am | 0 Comments


As you know, I joined an outdoor workout group this winter organized and run by Dr. Steven Krauza. Team Adrenaline is an “organic fitness” group, which means we use no “equipment” beyond our own bodies or some cones on a football field or curbs or playground equipment, etc. I wrote all about Team Adrenaline here…. View Article

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Kids invited to Run-A-Muck at the Eastside Y

By | April 16, 2014 6:28 am | 0 Comments


The Eastside YMCA is hosting a mud run for kids. The Run-A-Muck obstacle event is scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. Three levels of participation—hard, moderate, and easy—will make it challenging for kids from ages 4 to 13. The 1.5 mile course includes 15 obstacles. Don’t forget your camera: Spectators will be able… View Article

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