Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Practical Approach for First-Time Marathoners

Consider it a safe bet to take running advice from a guy who ran his first marathon the year Ronald Reagan took office, Sting was lead singer for the Police and gas cost $1.35 per gallon. In other words, I’ve … Continue reading

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Running The Elephant Trail

My remedy for writer’s block, actually my remedy for just about any ailment, is a good aerobic workout. And the workout of choice, of course, is running. But as I mentioned before, I do a lot more cross-training and cycling … Continue reading

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The Race

I was rummaging through a box overflowing with a lifetime of running memories—bib numbers, photos, race booklets, etc—and came across a poem. I can’t recall where I’d picked it up, but I had run my first marathon in 1981, so there … Continue reading

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Tour de Shore

An effective way to maintain conditioning throughout the year is to pre-register for races. Once you register for a race, it is locked into your calendar and becomes a commitment to train. Spread endurance events periodically throughout the year and it … Continue reading

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