Category Archives: Gear

Gear – A Simple Approach for Using Heart Rate Data to Improve Running

Modern runners have a ton of gear available to them to monitor performance. We have global positioning apps, heart rate trackers, smart watches, and even electrocardiograms (EKGs) on demand. But how much data is too much? I have used a … Continue reading

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Gear – Tracking Food with Fitbit and a Notebook

The weight loss journey continues, and I am now into week two. When it comes to trimming one’s gut, everyone knows the old adages, which tend to be repeated ad nauseam: Abs are made in the kitchen, and You can’t … Continue reading

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Gear — This Is a Good Hack for Cold Weather Running

At the Yulefest run, which was wicked cold, I saw this Kleenex hack from one of my fellow runners. It was a pretty good way to carry it, though you do need this kind of pack. For the record, it … Continue reading

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Gear: Runkeeper GPS Check

Back a couple of weeks ago, I told you about how I was getting a different reading from Runkeeper than I did with my now-defunct Nike+ watch. So, as promised, I checked the Runkeeper distance using my car’s odometer. While … Continue reading

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Gear: Battle of the GPS Apps

Like many runners, I have used GPS tools for mapping my runs to see how far and how fast I have gone. This has been an advantage for me when I have wanted to run a specific distance within a … Continue reading

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Gear: How to Train for Getting Around Other Runners

Anyone who does organized races knows the pain of being stuck behind the walker, the slow runner, and the person with the jogging stroller. The question is, how do you train to get around them? Not long ago I bought … Continue reading

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Gear: How To Tie Your Shoes Part Two

Tying your shoes seems like it should be a basic skill that every runner has – well, maybe except for you barefoot guys. But for the rest of us, one of the first things we do is tie our shoes, … Continue reading

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Gear: How Do I Carry My Keys?

One of the perennial problems with being a runner is figuring out how to carry the stuff you need. Most running clothes don’t have pockets, or if they do, then the pockets aren’t very deep. The other struggle is that … Continue reading

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Introduction — Going This Distance (The 5-K)

This blog is for all the 5-K runners who want to make running part of their lives without making running their whole lives, race on the weekend, and have some fun. Whether you are a runner who is working up … Continue reading

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