Monthly Archives: April 2013

When you run, what are you thinking?

I’ve thought before about what I’m thinking when I’m running, but really didn’t think it was an interesting question. I’ve always thought, “That’s a question that non-runners ask runners.” Then, I started wondering what people think I might be thinking … Continue reading

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Trinity Hill

The top of the hill is closer than it appears. This is the dread Trinity Hill of the Hospital Hill Half. I comes after mile 12, lasts for about 100 yards, and has about 60-70 feet of elevation gain. Once … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Homeostasis

Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson There was a bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. 2 bombs about 20 seconds apart, 3 confirmed dead, about 100 injured. I’m … Continue reading

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Achilles Tendinopathies

This article convinced me I need to keep up with the heel drops, and this time around focus on fore-foot stability. So I’m concentrating on having good control at toe-off. The heel drop exercise is a many splendored thing. http://strengthrunning.com/2013/03/achilles-tendonitis/Continue reading

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Posture (99% Scott Jurek from Eat & Run)

To run far, fast, and efficiently, you have to run with proper posture. Keep your shoulders back and your arms bent 45 degrees at the elbows. Allow your arms to swing freely, but don’t let them cross the vertical plane … Continue reading

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Part Rat

Why is loosing weight easy for me? It may be because I’m part rat. Scott Jurek, in Eat & Run, writes about the runner’s high and notes that the good feeling from running can be more powerful than food. He … Continue reading

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