Monthly Archives: February 2011

Book A.D.D.

I have a serious case of book ADD at the moment. I’m currently part way through something like 5 books. If any of them were really that good, I’d just finish them. But they’re all kind of middling and useful … Continue reading

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Speedwork: Love it or hate it?

Runners tend to have a love/hate relationship with speedwork. Everyone I’ve talked to either enjoys it or hates it and considers it a necessary evil. Or they just avoid it altogether. My training partner loathes our track workouts so much … Continue reading

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Running Clubs

While running is generally an individual activity, it’s considerably more fun when it’s not. When I saw an ad for a running club that was training for the Rock n Roll Marathon in 2007, I figured it’d be a good … Continue reading

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Re: The Boston Marathon

So the Boston Marathon came out with their new qualifying procedures yesterday. We all knew they’d do something, but I wasn’t expecting something so intelligent. Basically it’s like this.. they have a two week registration window. If you’re 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Races Need To Stop Selling Out So Early

I got an e-mail today from race organizers suggesting I sign up for the AFC Half Marathon. The e-mail reminds us that signups are up 25% from this point last year. What does that even mean? It’s February, I can’t … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap

2/7/11-2/13/11 It’s my second week over 50 miles since August 2010. Last time I got to 50, I got hurt again. Crossing fingers.. Mon- Rest Day Tues- 10mi with 6 at steady state (6:0x/mi) Wed- Unscheduled rest day, calf and … Continue reading

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The Niggles!

So much training strategy revolves around the fine line between health and pushing your body too far. Inevitably you end up with niggles. Niggles are the little injuries and pains that aren’t bad enough to stop you from running but … Continue reading

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