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Things I found — 3/20/14

By | March 20, 2014 1:44 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth Reading Star Tribune: She found running and left troubles in the dust How to pick the right running partner (Tip: If your goal is to get faster, your best running partners are those slightly faster than you. This means you may curse them while running because they will push you, but…that’s how you improve)…. View Article

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Know the lingo: Recovery Run

By | February 26, 2014 8:55 am | 0 Comments

 

When you’re just getting started in a sport, it’s hard to learn 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. A “recovery… View Article

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Things I found — 8/8/13

By | August 8, 2013 1:19 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth Reading * Protein is key to satiating meals and, therefore, key to weight loss (you eat much less when you eat protein). Here are 9 Portable Protein Sources for Athletes (though I disagree with peanut butter…it’s full of sugar and peanuts are legumes, not nuts). * Can’t figure out what your next race should… View Article

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Guest Post: Confessions of a lapsed runner (Don’t let this happen to you)

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

 

Guest post By Tom Madura Hi, my name is Tom and I haven’t run in months. Well, not quite true. I’ve run. A little. But this is a story about what happens when you lose the drive, and how hard it is to get it back. See, I’ve been a runner for about 30 years,… View Article

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Friday Question: Advice for new racers

By | August 2, 2013 5:33 am | 0 Comments

 

What one piece of advice, learned from your own experience, would you give a runner running his/her first race? Do not go out too fast. To have your best race, you need to run evenly each mile in the race. Yes you will slow going uphill and speed up downhill. But as this is your… View Article

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Things I found — 8/1/13

By | August 1, 2013 1:38 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth Reading * Ironman Andy Potts shares his best training advice. (I think we should all start eating like little kids. I truly think we all eat too often…that eat small meals all day thing is bunk, provided the meals you do eat have protein and fat in them..yes, FAT…don’t be afraid. Trust me on… View Article

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Things I found — 7/18/13

By | July 18, 2013 1:47 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth reading * Here’s a cool resource: Different shoelace configurations designed to accommodate foot pain and fit issues. * Women’s running: 20 Signs You Know You’re a Runner. (I definitely do 80% of these, including 20, 13, 12, 10 & 3). * Top 10 Running Mistakes. (I’m guilty of at least two of these, but…I’ll… View Article

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Looking for running buddies?

By | July 17, 2013 1:04 am | 0 Comments

 

This is my circle of speed work running friends after a recent night of too many 400s to count (I totally lose track, so I need all of them to remind me what number we are on). For many of us, running with other people gets us much faster and further than we ever would… View Article

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29 ways to run faster

By | July 16, 2013 1:48 am | 0 Comments

 

Sometimes I have email exchanges with runners that I think would be helpful information to share with others, so in that spirit I share this: A reader recently contacted me with questions about Couch to Her Times 5K training program and she said: My first 5k was last October.  Terrible time. Trying to redeem myself… View Article

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Friday ?: Recovery Aids

By | July 12, 2013 3:02 am | 0 Comments

 

What’s your number one recovery aid (aids)? ice bath, compression socks, chocolate milk? What’s your go-to to speed recovery? “Vicodin.” — Dbrew (It’s a joke, people!) “IPA” — Ross Aresco (It’s a type of beer) “Easy runs” — Pat Krott “Diet Dr. Pepper and potato chips!” — Jan Comi “Lavender Epsom salts in my bath… View Article

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