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Running with a Legend

An early morning coaches breakfast with running legend, Bill Rodgers, and 12 miles was going to make for a long morning. Historically my 12 mile runs haven’t been too bad, but when I woke up and my legs were sore from BodyPump yesterday, I knew it might be challenging. Being part of MIT Marathoners affords [...]

Ways to Not Dread the “Dreadmill”

Most runners prefer to run outside and not on the dreadmill treadmill.  Since I am one of those runners that much prefers to be outside, Aaron questioned my sanity when I purchased a treadmill a couple of months back.  “You hate the treadmill!”, he said.  Yes, I do, but I hate not running more.  So, [...]

Heart Rate Guided Training Update

It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]

Review: Core Defender Meal Bars

Working out later in the day always poses a challenge for me, especially if the workout is around dinner time. Some Tuesday nights I go to BodyPump class with my friends and then grab a drink after the class, so I am forced to eat a small, early dinner and then to refuel with a [...]

Winter Running

‘Tis the season to freeze our tails off while running in what feels like the frozen tundra!  BRR!  If you were cold outside last week while you were running, you will really be cold this week!  The temps are dipping into the single digits at night, making those early morning runs super cold. 

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2012 in Running

PR to kick 2012 off the right way!

We don’t stop running for snow.

Staying warm on ridiculously cold days.

A shiny new PR for half marathon #6!

Half marathon #7 and helping friends reach their goals!

MIT summer/fall session

Training runs moved due to heavy summer [...]

Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Saturday, September 15, 2012 was my 9th half marathon. My goal for 2012 was to run 5 half marathons this year and that was #4 for 2012. My last (#5 for the year and #10 total) is on October 21, 2012 here in Columbus.

The Air Force Half Marathon was held in Dayton, Ohio. [...]

Emerald City Half Marathon Recap

Last Sunday I ran the Emerald City Half Marathon for the second time.  Last year I tried to set a PR (personal record) in this race, this year I set out to do it as a training run, as I have 2 more half marathons coming up this fall.  Normally I run my long runs [...]

Different Types of Goals

In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc.  When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.

goal [gohl]

noun

1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.

2. [...]

Friday Fuel

I thought Friday would be a great day of food to share as I prepare for my 8th half marathon on Sunday. I will not be racing the race on Sunday, but running it more like a training run. I hope to PR in the Columbus Half Marathon in October.

When I know that I [...]