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Things I found — 7/24/14

By | July 24, 2014 1:55 am | 0 Comments

Worth reading

* This blog post — Do you have good scars? — is pretty awesome. Seriously…read it.  Very inspiring.

* What goes through your mind on a run? 75 thoughts every runner has when out for a run.

* Need motivation to exercise? Reader’s Digest say they have 13 tricks you haven’t tried before.

* Outside  magazine says smaller runners have the advantage at Badwater.

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Things I found — 7/17/14

By | July 17, 2014 2:56 am | 0 Comments

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* Wouldn’t you be the s$%# if you showed up at the races with this tailgating bad boy: The Coolest Cooler

* Need a new challenge? How about the world’s toughest race?

* How much does sitting negate your workout benefits? (This is sort of depressing for people like me…who sit all day)

* Tempo runs explained.

Funny Stuff

* A Non-Runners Guide to Runners by Mark Remy

* 8 of the worst things that happen while running

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Things I found — 7/3/14

By | July 3, 2014 1:48 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

Long, but interesting read about the Western States 100: The Toughest Footrace in the World.

Doing the Color Run this Augusts? Here’s everything you need to know to rock it (according to this blogger, anyway).

How to learn to love hills.

Love racing? Love beer? Then here are some runs for you!

Are calluses bad for you as a runner? Outside magazine says, probably not.

Funny Stuff


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For you science geeks:


Things I found — 6/26/14

By | June 26, 2014 7:38 am | 0 Comments

Worth reading

What’s the best workout for weight loss? Outside magazine says it’s not just one thing.

Newbies tend to get injured because they try to do too much, too fast. Here, according to Runners World, are the 6 best exercises for new runners.

Speed laces may not be the best choice.

Behold: the most punishing man in fitness. This guy — founder of the Sparta race — is insane, but in a good way, I guess. Great read.

Funny stuff

Running your first 26.2? Heed this humorous (though mostly true) advice from The Oatmeal

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Will have to wait….Wordpress will not allow me to open popup boxes, so…I can’t add images. Yeah..this is a real problem. 



Things I found — 6/12/14

By | June 12, 2014 1:46 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

Does combining two performance-boosters (caffeine & carbs) make a difference in race times? Not really.

You say you love running and cats…then this is the Twitter feed for you.

ElliptiGo: Meb’s No-impact workout weapon.

Need some inspiration? Read all about Harriett Thompson, 91, a cancer survivor who just finished a marathon in San Diego.

I find the headline to be a little dramatic, but Huffington Post says this is The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever.

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Bayfront Connector trail (a hidden gem worth exploring)

By | June 5, 2014 11:04 am | 0 Comments


Ever notice the paved path that runs alongside the Bayfront Connector in east Erie? I’m routinely surprised at how many local runners/walkers/bikers are completely unaware of it…or how to get it on it…or where it goes.

The trail starts on the campus of Penn State Behrend and runs all the way to Frontier Park (it may appear to end in place, but it doesn’t until Frontier). From there, you can grab bikeway path on 6th street and go all the way to the Sara’s at the Peninsula for a 11 mile (one-way), downhill trip from Behrend.

I recently wrote a blog post all about the trail for Penn State Behrend’s blog. Check it out here. It contains links to a “map my run” map and estimated mileage for several distances (all from Penn State Behrend).

One thing I didn’t cover (as the post was written for the school’s blog) was parking. In summer, you’re OK parking in the Erie Lot or the Logan House lot without getting a visitor’s pass, but when school is in session, I’d suggest you stop by Police Services (directly across the street from the Erie parking lot) and getting a free visitor’s pass. They make it easy with a convenient drive-thru window.


Things I found — 6/5/14

By | June 5, 2014 3:17 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

Not sure I care for the tone of this, but it does speak the truth: 22 Things Fit Women Over 30 Experience

Actually, this would come in pretty handy for use on the Multipurpose Trail at Presque Isle in the summer.

Over 1 in 3 adults are obese worldwide So…is no one putting together the fact that developing countries are getting fat because developed countries are sending them food that makes them fat — corn, grains, processed foods, fast food, sugar- and preservative-laden “foods.”

Thirty ways runners are like toddlers. (LOL)

My Tough Mudder review. Yeah, so it’s a few weeks late.

HERSHEY has a half marathon???? Oh…that’s going on my to-do list along with a couple of these other races with the sweetest swag.

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Guaranteed to scare the s#$@ out of your competitors, or at least make them think you’re insane…which, you know, could be a fun race strategy:


Things I found — 5/29/14

By | May 29, 2014 1:28 am | 0 Comments

 Worth Reading:

* Do diet beverages really help people lose weight? A study seems to have found the definitive answer. But…for what it’s worth, water is best. Why ingest chemicals?

* The only running app you need, according to Runner’s World’s Mark Remy. ;)

* How to keep your water cold longer in the summer.

Funny Stuff

A little long, but funny:


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Things I found — 5/22/14

By | May 22, 2014 1:41 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading:

* Are your five-fingers shoes dangerous? Mark Sisson says no.

* I finally figured this out a couple years ago & I can’t say it enough: A calorie is not a calorie. Calorie restriction is pointless…fruitless and bound to fail.  Finally, the tides may be turning: Always Hungry? Here’s why.

* Completely unrelated in any way to running, but so cool that I had to share: How a single drop of seawater looks when magnified 25 times.

Worth watching:

* The Science of Stupid – Treadmills. Guaranteed to make you say “Ouch!”

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Things I found — 5/15/14

By | May 15, 2014 1:51 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

* James W. Parker Middle School sixth grader Libby Woods recently ran a half marathon, finishing in 2:15:48!

* Beer Mile Championships on Tap

* Super simple black bean brownies

* I, personally, like my Vibrams, but I don’t really run in them all that much because I had a pretty sneaking suspicion that they weren’t all that great for my feet  when running distance (I mean, come on…it’s not rocket science), but people say they were deceived and so there was a lawsuit and now there’s lots of money available for those who bought into Vibram’s advertising claims (ya’ll know most advertising is bunk, right?) Anyway….if you’re looking to get a piece of the refund action, Runner’s World has all the details.

* Erie Times-News health reporter Dave Bruce did a piece on Team Adrenaline: Erie Fitness Group Combines Sweat and Fun (It really is fun, I swear). Photos here.

* Beer Mile Championships on Tap.

* Super simple black bean brownies.

Funny Stuff

10 inadvisable ways to run a mile

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