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542,748 Steps

There’s an old factoid which estimates that in a marathon, a typical runner will take between 40,000 and 50,000 steps.  I remember the first time I read that figure – probably in an issue of Runner’s World magazine – and … Continue reading

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A Day of No Wine And No Roses (but it was a sweet run!)

March 10, 2012 Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a whole three weeks since I’ve posted, and now that my oldest son’s birthday, Pi Day and the Ides of March have all passed, I think it high time for a new entry. … Continue reading

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The Case for Walking

I’ve had conversations on occasion with non-runners who tell me that they’d like to run, but that when they do it hurts their knees, or hips, or some other sensitive part of the body.  It’s my opinion that joints hurt … Continue reading

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Hudson River Run 2012: The Game Is On!

Well, we have an official press release now for my upcoming Hudson River Run, so I feel as though we crossed the threshhold and that it finally seems “real.” 🙂  And I’ve got to start upping the ante on my … Continue reading

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Catskill Mountain Road Relay: The 100K That Was… And Wasn’t

The Catskill Mountain 100K Road Relay is an event that I have participated in many times in the past.  It is 100 kilometers of road that features some of the most beautiful views in the Catskill Mountain region, and each … Continue reading

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A Short Chat With ‘The Endurance King’

Marshall Ulrich is one of most preeminent ultrarunners of the past 15 years.  He has been an inspiration to many who have chased him from behind across the Badwater Basin, or up the slopes and over the mountaintops in Leadville.   Top … Continue reading

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Every Run Is A Song

On days when I run by myself, it’s not at all uncommon for me to hear music while I’m out there on the roads.  Now, when I say ‘hear’ in this particular context, the word is used in a relative sense, … Continue reading

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Obsession For The Betterment Of Mankind

There’ve been an awful lot of funny Youtube videos circulating the net lately – and posted to Facebook – that depict comic dialog about marathoners, the Ironman, runners vs. cyclists, running vs. jogging, and so on.   Based on some candid conversations that I’ve … Continue reading

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Speed

  So this is what it feels like to run fast again…..   Wow. It had been so long since I’d run faster than an 8:00 mile that I’d almost forgotten what it was like.  For months I have been doing … Continue reading

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Day On Dunderberg Mountain (Day 24)

October 22, 2010 The run into the woods today held a certain measure of intrigue for me.  The intrigue came in the form of a story I had read on the back of one of my trail maps about the … Continue reading

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