Tag Archives: old runners

Good news: resting is really training

One of the expressions we use at home is, “Today’s going to be a training day.”  What that means in translation is that one of us plans on taking it easy that day, maybe even lie on the sofa and … Continue reading

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Technology-free running: Lab report

A little over a week ago I decided to take up the challenge posed by an article in the May 2012 Runner’s World entitled “Tech Time-Out”.  The idea is to “leave behind your gadgets and gain a new respect for … Continue reading

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NYC marathon, once upon a time…

After having had to cancel my spot in 2010, in February 2011 I claimed my guaranteed registration in the 2011 NYC marathon.  Training began soon afterwards.  Well, it began in a fashion.  My husband, my brother, and I all signed up to run … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day, NYC, and running

Our annual St. Patrick’s Day snow, which came a few days early this year, has been dealt a mighty blow by our very own St. Patrick’s Day miracle.  Yesterday marked the first of what is supposed to be a week … Continue reading

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A saga of biomechanics and Chi Running

“and you’re really in luck if she walks like a duck.”  This was the final line of the first poem my husband ever wrote for me.  He wasn’t my husband yet, and it was part of a collection of one, … Continue reading

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Our first half-marathon: it was brutal, we want more

Setting goals always seems like a good idea.  Setting a goal isn’t hard, but following through is another thing altogether.  Registering for a destination race is a great way to make a goal real.  Some people commit to things without too … Continue reading

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Why do so many runners blog?

I have been in the blogosphere for 12 days now, and have spent some time exploring the terrain, looking for ways to establish connections with like-minded bloggers.  One resource I found is called networkedblogs.com.  I was intrigued to see that … Continue reading

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Running gear: what do you really need?

The great thing about running is that you only have to throw on your running shoes and head out the door, right?  Well, kind of … sometimes.  In my early years of running, part of its allure was that I … Continue reading

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