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Things I found — 2/27/14

By | February 27, 2014 1:44 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * You don’t need a gym membership or weights so strength train. Use your own body weight.  Check out these exercises that will  challenge your whole body (and there are links to more, too). * The Art of Running Shoe Maintenance has some interesting tips (some I’ve never heard before) to keep your… View Article

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Dead legs (answers)

By | February 11, 2014 1:06 am | 0 Comments


I recently received this question from a reader: I just started a jogging program, fast walk for 1.5 minutes and then run/jog for 1 min. It is a total 30 minute workout. My legs feel like dead weights from the knees down. I run every other day. What is causing this and how do I… View Article

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Things I found While Looking Around — 1/16/14

By | January 16, 2014 1:56 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * 7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners and Eaters * Don’t be fooled by the claims on the front of the package. Check the nutrition facts. Here are 16 supposedly healthy foods with more sugar than a Snickers bar * Tight shoulders are common among runners, particularly among runners who have desk jobs…. View Article

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Time to detox (You can do anything for six weeks)

By | December 31, 2013 1:43 am | Comments Off


One of the most surprising things I learned when I experimented with a paleo-like diet a year ago was how my cravings for carbohydrates and sweets completely went away after abstaining for them for a few weeks.  I could sit in front of a plate of cookies or a basket of bread and have zero… View Article

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Things I found while looking around — 12/12/13

By | December 12, 2013 2:31 am | 0 Comments


Worth reading * Life advice from ultra happy ultrarunner Hal Koerner * What’s for dinner? Need inspired?  11 athletes share their favorite meals. * Car versus deer versus runner. (This is the kind of crap that would happen to me.) * Did you know funny guy Will Ferrell is an avid runner & marathoner? Yep,… View Article

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Know the lingo: Tangent

By | December 4, 2013 1:09 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. Have… View Article

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Things I found — 11/7/13

By | November 7, 2013 1:33 am | 0 Comments


 Worth reading * When doing hill repeats, do you walk or run back down? Greg Cooper, running coach at Penn State Behrend (you know, the teams that just swept the AMCC cross country titles),says it may better to walk down in his blog post Hills, Workouts, and Walking? * Speaking of sweeping events… Erie dynamo… View Article

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Running tips for shorter days

By | November 5, 2013 1:21 am | 0 Comments


Now that we’ve turned the clocks back, it’s likely most of us will be running or walking in the dark (or low-light conditions…which is almost worse) Runners should always run defensively, but it’s even more important in the dark. Here are a few safety tips you should heed: * Always run against traffic. Never run… View Article

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Vintage post: It’s all in the timing

By | October 31, 2013 1:42 am | 0 Comments


If you’re new to the local racing scene you may be wondering what “tag” or “bib” timing is versus “chip” timing. Throw in “gun” time and you’re probably really confused, right? Let me try and explain it to you in the next few posts — particularly how (and when) it’s used by the Erie Runners… View Article

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Things I found — 9/19/13

By | September 19, 2013 1:03 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * Training for a marathon? Here’s how to avoid injury. * Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, or StairMaster: Which gym machine is best for weight loss? The answer may surprise you (and it’s DEAD on, in my personal experience.) * Looking to hit the hills? Check out some of these routes (and upcoming races) at… View Article

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