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Just Write 41 ~ 10 in 1 degree

By | February 11, 2014 1:43 am | 0 Comments


I don’t even look at the temperature. Why bother? It’s cold as h#@ …it has been this whole frigid winter. I dig out my thickest, fleece-lined tights. They’re like form-fitting sweatpants — too hot for all but the coldest of winter runs. I don’t think I wore them at all last year. This year, they’ve… View Article

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How to train throught he polar vortex

By | January 31, 2014 1:37 am | 0 Comments


Coach Jenny Hadfield at Runner’s World recently wrote a post answering this reader’s question: I’m training for my first Boston Marathon and struggling to run through this winter’s Polar Vortex. I’m getting concerned that my preparation won’t be enough and will fall short of my typical training plan. I’m also feeling fatigued from long runs… View Article

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Blue moon

By | December 18, 2013 1:27 am | 0 Comments


“A deserted country road at 5 a.m. belongs to whoever runs on it. Raccoons, deer, and opossums rule the midnight hour, but at 5 a.m., even the ghosts are asleep. Houses are dimly lit by night lights if at all. Night-shifters are still at work, and the early risers haven’t risen. I ran  down the… View Article

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Looking for support? Join the Team

By | December 13, 2013 9:32 am | 0 Comments


Photos by T.A. member, Eloise The single most important thing you can do to stay motivated to exercise—especially through an Erie winter—is to make fitness friends. Were not for my running friends, I wouldn’t be out running (and laughing) through five frigid and hilly miles in the dark on a Wednesday night after a long… View Article

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ERC Snowflake 5K set for Saturday

By | December 10, 2013 6:57 am | 0 Comments


If the weather forecast is right, the ERC Snowflake 5K will live up to its moniker on Saturday. The race starts at 10 a.m. in front of the Rotary Pavilion. Note, however, that the pre- and post-race festivities (and day of race registration) will be held at Cabin #2 in the Waterworks Area at Presque… View Article

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Monday Motivation: Get moving

By | November 25, 2013 1:36 am | 0 Comments


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Winter “tires” for your feet

By | November 13, 2013 1:14 am | 0 Comments


And….so it begins. Now that we’ve seen our first snow and ice for this 2013/2014 winter season, it’s time to talk about outfitting your feet with some  “winter tires.” I almost always brave the elements because, in my book, freezing winds and feet of snow are preferable to the running on the “dreadmill” or running… View Article

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Friday ?: Winter workout options

By | February 22, 2013 1:43 am | 0 Comments


What is your “go to” indoor workout when the weather outside is too frightful to run outside safely? Turbo Fire! — Tracy Jenks Treadmill or a bike trainer. — Amy Cronk I run intervals on the treadmill. — Tom Toale I almost always run outside. Only once the last three years did I run on… View Article

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Things I Found — 2/21/13

By | February 21, 2013 1:21 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * One Tough Mother shares running wisdom from Bart Yasso’s recent Twitter chat (Don’t ask me…I don’t know what a Twitter chat is either). * There is such a thing as waterproof winter running shoes. Who knew? Oh, right, this blogger who reviewed them. (Why don’t I get  cool stuff to review?) *… View Article

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