Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tough Run, Peaceful Aftermath

I should have known better.    I should have headed out early this morning to run so that I could beat the summer Florida heat.    But one thing led to another and it was after noon when I set out on a … Continue reading

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Squirrels at Play

I was sitting on my front steps this morning and putting on my running shoes when I noticed a commotion in the trees. A squirrel was running along a branch with another in hot pursuit. The leader jumped to another branch … Continue reading

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Running Off Too Much Food

If you are like most runners you try to eat sensibly before you run.   Maybe a few hours beforehand you’ll have a light sandwich, cup of yogurt or a bagel.   If it’s an hour or less before you run a … Continue reading

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You Don’t Mess Around at the Gym

Many people at my gym seem more interested in socializing than focusing on their exercise session.    But not me.    I definitely have my take on the early 1970s song by Jim Croce, ‘You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,’ though my version … Continue reading

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The Fifteen Percent Rule

As soon as we see that something is a ‘rule,’ we immediately think that it should be cast in stone. Many of you may have heard that you should only increase running mileage 10% each week, that you must run … Continue reading

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Train Fast to Race Fast

It sounds simple, doesn’t it? If we wish to race faster, then we need to train faster.   It’s like this in life – if we want to do something well, we must prepare accordingly.   In order to run 8:00 per … Continue reading

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