Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rainy, Sweaty Jungle Run

Yesterday a weak tropical storm passed about 125 miles north of the greater Orlando area but it did leave us with a bit of light rain.    When I hit the road early this morning for a run to Wekiva State … Continue reading

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Running Variety

We get into routines with our jobs, household chores and exercising and sometimes we need a stimulus to keep things exciting, fun and productive.    With exercise, variety will help us to improve our fitness and competitive performances.    But what should … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Man in the World

One of my favorite series of commercials during the past few years has been the run of Dos Equis beer ads featuring ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World.’   He can do anything and at the end of each commercial … Continue reading

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Dehydration Season is Here

The thermometer indicates that summer is here though it doesn’t officially begin for another month. In central Florida that means highs in the low 90s, lows in the 70s and high humidity. In other parts of the country temperatures will … Continue reading

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Warding off the Attack of the Summer Flies

It’s that time of year again in central Florida when running in the woods – the season of the flies.    Deer flies, horse flies and yellow flies don’t realize that I am looking for peace and tranquility while running.    The … Continue reading

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Comparing Training Sessions

When runners are training in preparation for racing we look for indications along the way that we are getting more fit which should translate to faster racing.   The most common method is to compare what we did in a similar … Continue reading

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Head for the Hills

When most runners think about improving their fitness so that they can race faster they immediately add some type of fast repetitions to their training. For stamina it could be three repeat miles or six repeat half miles on the … Continue reading

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