Category Archives: Running Gear

Idea 11: Create Your Own Track

If you want to improve your running times, you’ll need to do some speedwork such as intervals.  Although having a nice cushy oval track may be a nice luxury, I don’t believe it is a necessity.  There are probably a … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 11)

Two weeks to go until 117th Boston Marathon.  I have arranged my travel plans, although I’m still thinking about attending a Red Sox game during the weekend.  Hopefully, this year we’ll have good weather for the race, seems to be … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 8 of 11)

Only three weeks to go before I toe the line at the 117th Boston Marathon.  I received my packet in the mail yesterday and will be in the first wave of runners.  I am getting a little excited now, this … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 7 of 11)

It was another good week of training.  Although I’m not at the same level I was last year, I had an encouraging long run this morning that seems to suggest I’m on the path to improvement.  Most likely I’m going … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 4 of 11)

The good news is my Achilles tendon is feeling pretty good, I would say I’m about 80-90% healed.  However, I am experiencing minor aches and pains in other areas of my legs and feet, such as my left heal and … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Marathon Race Strategy

The Carlsbad Marathon course is rather hilly.  I ran this marathon about 12 years ago (2001) in 3 hours and 16 minutes and recall it was one of the hilliest marathons I’ve ever run.  My calves cramped up pretty bad … Continue reading

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Nagano Marathon Race Strategy

There are 6 days left until the Nagano Marathon, so it is time to put together my race strategy.  My goal is a sub-3:10.  Fitness-wise I believe I’m ready, but mentally I need to get my head in the game.  … Continue reading

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Final Tokyo Marathon Preps

The marathon starts in about 14 hours and I’m really wound up and antsy to run this thing.  I’m just ready.  Did some stretching this morning and stayed off my feet the rest of the day lounging around the house, … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Race Strategy

With only 6 days before the Tokyo Marathon, I figured it was time to put some thought into my race strategy.  My ‘A’ goal is to run the race in 3:10 or better.  I figured if I do this, I’m … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Simplicity of Running

I was playing with the idea that someday I may want to do triathlons.  After reviewing the triathlete training plans, time commitment and costs of entering these events, it really struck me that the reason I appreciate running so much … Continue reading

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