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Month: April 2018

What are some of the best running surfaces?

What are some of the best running surfaces?

Last week I ran with Barbara in midtown Atlanta and as we navigated uneven sidewalks with mix of dirt and concrete, I realized that it was my first run in many months that I had run on concrete sidewalks and definitely my longest run on concrete since mid-summer last year when I ran a 15 mile run with the group. I gave up on running on sidewalks after I discovered the more convenient spots to run from and still get…

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Tips for Spring Running after a Winter Break

Tips for Spring Running after a Winter Break

With the weather getting warmer (wait – is it REALLY getting warmer or is it pretending to get warm and then go back to cold?!!) and more daylight hours in the evening, lots of runners are stepping away from their winter hibernation and getting back to running. Or you might have cross-trained in the winter and are on the path to preparing for a summer/fall race. Before you start enthusiastically ramping back miles, here are some tips for spring running. Ramp…

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Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

After Marine Corps Marathon, and London Marathon before that, I said that the next time I ran a marathon, it’d be as a fun run without any goals and expectations and hence my training would similarly be simple and stress free. But that nagging goal remained and as I’d always suspected, I decided to give it another go.  A group of us running friends signed up for Revel Mt. Hood in Oregon on July 28th. With 16 weeks to race…

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