Category Archives: Running

Ruminations on an addiction

ad·dic·tion –noun the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.  (Dictionary.com Unabridged, Based on the Random House … Continue reading

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Being safe outdoors

Good idea, not always possible. For active people on two wheels or four, on snow or water, hiking, hunting or whatever — something or somebody can whack you. I have been lucky in around a quarter-million miles on a motorcycle … Continue reading

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What do ya want me to do? Die of old age?

A geezer-odyssey of (potentially) epic proportions involving two wheels, three wheels, and 132 years of combined ages all coalesce on a New Year’s Eve day in 2010. Continue reading

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Using SportTracks program for exercise analysis

SportTracks by Zonefive software is a very interesting program. I use it with my Garmin Forerunner 305 (FR) sport watch and my Garmin Oregon 400t handheld GPS (as a backup). The FR comes with a nice program for downloading exercise/training … Continue reading

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New math: 5K + 10 miles = 66

(updated 9/14/2010) Jennifer thinks I’ve lost my mind and today I set out to prove to her … that she’s probably right! Moreover, I’ve almost convinced myself.

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My 100 mile run

At last! The Couch-to-5k program was the beginning. I got off the couch and completed the 9-week program at which point I could run the 3 miles.  Wanting additional guidance and inspiration, I designed an additional running schedule for 16 … Continue reading

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Let’s all go run barefoot

While reading “Born to run …” I am mindful that the author, McDougall, is also a leading proponent of barefoot running, which the Tarahumara do quite successfully. When I started running again with my Couch-to-5k program everyone chimed in with … Continue reading

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Descriptive writing

Descriptive writing is wonderful. For example: You didn’t even have to hear Barefoot Ted to appreciate his cocktail shaker of a mind; just seeing him was enough. His outfit was a combination of Tibetan Warrior Monk and skateboard chic: denim … Continue reading

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Yes, You Were Born to Run

Millions of years of genetic mutation and adaptation have produced a singular animal whose body, mind, and spirit are primed to sprint as if life depended on it. That animal is you. So why are you just standing there? via … Continue reading

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