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Just Write 44 ~ Spring fever (not so quick)

By | April 1, 2014 1:44 am | 0 Comments

 

Everyone hates March in Erie. I get it. The weather is completely schizophrenic (it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s hot, it’s cold…all in one dang day, sometimes) and, after a loooonggg, cold winter, we’re all anxious for spring. I saw lots of signs of spring at Preque Isle State Park this weekend — ducks galore in… View Article

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I run to…

By | March 28, 2014 1:48 am | 0 Comments

 

Finish this sentence: I Run to_______________. …maintain my ability to run. — Pat Krott …get away. — Jodi Herman …stay fit and have fun. — Tom Madura …challenge myself! — Christine Kalie …my car when it’s pouring down rain. — Rob Engelhardt …stay in shape. Lose weight. Be able to keep up in soccer game…. View Article

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It’s official

By | March 28, 2014 1:21 am | 0 Comments

 

According to ERC runner and contractor, Joe Dobrich, the Beach No. 1 pavilion at Presque Isle State Park is now officially the Erie Runners Club pavilion. How awesome is that?!!! The pavilion includes and enclosed kitchen space, a covered picnic space and a two-sided stone fireplace. Come and help the ERC celebrate — and dedicate… View Article

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Things I found — 3/27/14

By | March 27, 2014 1:49 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth Reading Screw up like a pro: With a little stubbornness and stupidity, you can injure yourself the way the elites do. Best headphones for running. Katherine Switzer launches race series to get International women running. Researchers from the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in Luxembourg say Cushy running shoes don’t reduce injuries. 5 things runners… View Article

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Just Write 43 ~ Pancakes, warm friends, and frozen muskrats

By | March 25, 2014 6:06 am | 0 Comments

 

I considered blowing the run off when my alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, but I knew I’d regret it when I saw all the photos on Facebok later. I told myself what I always do when I get up early on a weekend: I can take a nap later. I never do though…. View Article

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Prep for Pittsburgh – a $20 half

By | March 25, 2014 1:15 am | 0 Comments

 

If you’re up for a last-minute, low-budget (but high quality) half marathon, check out the Prep for Pittsburgh 1/2 at Goddard State Park, which is an hour to 90 minutes from Erie. With a race start time of 10 a.m., that means you won’t even have to get up at the crack of dawn to… View Article

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Friday Question: Spring race plans

By | March 21, 2014 1:36 am | 0 Comments

 

I asked: Are you training for any big spring races? What’s on your schedule? Boston!!!! — Amy Cronk I’m training for the women’s half in Niagara Falls on June 1st. Looking forward to running with a great group of friends! — Stacey Hammer Tough Mudder, the Presque Isle half marathon and Beast on the Bay!… View Article

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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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ERC St. Patrick’s Day Distance Festival Results & photos

By | March 16, 2014 4:16 pm | 0 Comments

 

More than 700 participated in the ERC’s St. Patrick’s Day Distance Festival this weekend — 452 in the 5K, 256 in the 10K and 10 in the 2 mile walk. It was cold, but the roads were clear (some puddle-dodging required) and there was no precipitation falling…that’s about as good as it gets in Erie… View Article

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Weekend reminders

By | March 14, 2014 1:45 am | 0 Comments

 

A couple reminders: St. Pat’s Packet Pickup If you’re registered for the St. Patrick’s Day distance festival race on March 15 and you want to pick up your packet and timing chip early, you can do so TODAY — Friday, March 14 — at the Beach No. 1 pavilion from 1 to 7 p.m. Note… View Article

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