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Inspiration: Meet Melissa Tomcho

By | February 26, 2014 8:42 am | 0 Comments


I met Melissa Tomcho, 46, as we bellied up the race results sheets posted on the side of Gannon University’s Carneval Athletic Pavilion after the Pump-Kin Run in October. I think she told me I had a nice race and that she had kept me in her sights and paced off me. We struck up… 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 Question: You saw what?

By | May 17, 2013 2:02 am | 0 Comments


What is the weirdest/strangest/most shocking thing you ever saw laying in the road/trail on a run? A fat raccoon ….. the biggest that I’ve ever seen. I was running on the multi-purpose trail on the bay side @ Presque Isle and it was sitting there just off of the trail, and showed absolutely no fear… View Article

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How much do I have to run to do a 1/2?

By | April 10, 2013 1:36 am | 0 Comments


Q. Now that I’ve run a half, and covered that distance in training runs with other people, or just when the mood strikes me, I know I can do it, which puts me into some sort of lazy disadvantage. I have no “training plan” printed. I keep thinking I’m good because I consistently run because… View Article

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Recommended reading

By | February 15, 2013 1:32 am | 1 Comment


When I’m not running or writing (or cleaning or cooking), I’m reading. Always in search of another great read, I asked area runners:  What’s your favorite running book(s) — about running, by a runner, featuring a runner…anything goes! Here’s what they had to say:  “Unbroken”… hellava good book! — Tom Toale “The Courage to Start:… View Article

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If I didn’t run I ___________

By | February 8, 2013 1:45 am | 0 Comments


Finish this sentence: If I didn’t run I _______________ …would gain weight. — Linda Straub …become a pretty crabby person to be around. — C.V. …my family would hate me. — Ange Eberlein …would definitely do some other form of exercise. — Tom Toale …would not have real girlfriends to run with; it’s just not… View Article

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A new use for your foam roller

By | February 6, 2013 1:42 am | 0 Comments


Did you happen to notice that an Erie native was quoted in the January issue of Runner’s World magazine (above)? Tyler Travis is the executive director of the LECOM Wellness Center and he was quoted on “The Body Shop” page, in which he teaches us a whole new way to use every runner’s best friend… View Article

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Ah…sweet rewards (How area runners reward themselves)

By | January 25, 2013 1:23 am | 1 Comment


How do you reward yourself, i.e., after a long run, after reaching a goal, etc. What’s your indulgence? Donuts….I love donuts, especially H & K donuts — Tom Toale Long run of >10 miles = whole grain toast with peanut butter and honey and a mug of coffee. — Sue Carstarter After a long run… View Article

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Yoga, Pilates & More offering Yoga-for-Runners Workshop

By | January 18, 2013 8:11 am | 0 Comments


Elyssa Lindenberger, above, is a runner, chiropractor, and proud owner of the newest yoga studio in town —Yoga Pilates & More — 2425 West 26th Street (in the Young Chiropractic plaza across from Champion Ford at the I-79 interchange) which is holding its grand opening tomorrow, Saturday, January 19. Elyssa is an Erie native who… View Article

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Runners share their 2013 goals

By | January 4, 2013 1:34 am | 0 Comments


I asked local runners: What are your running goals for 2013? Silver buckle at Western States (sub-24), and a Boston Qualifier. — Pat Krott To still be running at the end of 2013. — Jan Comi To get back running – to where I was in July of 2012 – maybe even stronger and better…. View Article

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