Monthly Archives: October 2010

Variety is the Spice of Running

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying that ‘variety is the spice of life.’   What it means is that by incorporating many different things into our lives we take the excitement up a notch.   Cooking a new dish, going to … Continue reading

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Banana – Peanut Butter Smoothie

After every morning run I replenish my body with good nutrition and hydration by getting fresh ingredients together and making a smoothie. We need to refuel our bodies with what we’ve lost and energize it to rebuild after exertion. We … Continue reading

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Segmenting During Training Sessions and Racing

When I first started running in high school I was a miler.   I learned very early to segment the race into four laps – one lap to get in the groove, one lap to maintain good form and stay relaxed, … Continue reading

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My 50th Marathon – Chicago Marathon 10-10-10

Marathon #50 is in the books for me!   On 10-10-10 I lined up with about 40,000 other participants and ran 26.2 miles through Chicago, the windy city, the place of my birth!   An Indian summer day greeted us with temperatures … Continue reading

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Countdown to Chicago Marathon

It’s just over a week until the Chicago Marathon and time for a realistic assessment of my fitness and goal.   My A+ goal is to break three hours and to join the exclusive ‘Five Decade Sub-3:00’ club.  Only 15 runnrs … Continue reading

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