Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Impossible Relay Team

This week marks the 117th running of the Penn Relays, the first and largest track and field meet in the world. An estimated 17,000 athletes from more than thirty states and sixty countries will compete in front of more than 100,000 … Continue reading

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Passage to Boston

Christians travel to Rome to visit the Vatican; Hindus go to India to submerge in the Ganges River; Muslims journey to Mecca to celebrate the Hajj. Runners flock to Boston to run the marathon. Today is Patriots Day in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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“Chasing the Runner’s High”

If you want to learn how to use a perioditzed table to improve your running, or about the physiology of VO2 Max, then buy a text book. But if you prefer to read a running book to be entertained and … Continue reading

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Hitting Stride at Fifty

“Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving.” –        Albert Einstein I’m not an academic, so it is much easier for me to relate to Einstein’s theory about life then it is to his … Continue reading

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Remembering Fallen Athletes

Today I will stray from the topic running a bit. The March/April 2012 issue of Impact Magazine arrived in the mail last week, complements of the editor for an article I’d written. When I flipped through the magazine, a picture … Continue reading

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Reading Running

Last year I posted a blog about my favorite running books titled Books that Speak to the Heart of the Runner. Recently, I reread my number one pick, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, … Continue reading

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Sixty Miles in No Time at All

I woke at 4 a.m. today, stretched, broke wind, put on my running gear and took off out the back door… in that exact order. I ran to the start of my usual running trail at Peace Valley Park in … Continue reading

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