Category: Running A to Z

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K is for Kenya

I read the book, “Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth.” and I would highly recommend reading the book at any level of running. It is...

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J is for Jogger

Mark Remy’s book says “Slow? It doesn’t matter”. When I first started running I thought that running fast meant running fast every day. When I joined a run group and had access to a...

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I is for Ice bath

I can speak from personal experience that I have only ever tried an ice bath once or twice. I do remember listening to runners at the start of a race and someone saying they...

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G is for Get off the road!

I have only been yelled at a couple of times. One memorable time was the following: The Guthrie loop on Kenwood Parkway It’s true, we have snow in Minnesota, and oftentimes the sidewalks in...

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F is for Fartlek or…

I already have a Fartlek post which you can find here. So what is F for? I am going to say F is for F*** yea when you get your PR at an end...

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E is for Endorphins

It’s funny that we ran 8 miles tonight and the conversation came up that we were all glad we ran 8 miles because 6 miles is just not quite enough. I got thinking that...

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D is for DNF

I have never DNF’d a race until last year when I started participating in the Ironman Virtual races. When the pandemic started in 2020, I signed up for nearly every shorter race and eventually...

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C is for Chafing

No matter what your shape, weight, or height, chafing and running go together. I was inspired to write this and all my other A-Z posts by Mark Remy who wrote the book “C is...