Category Archives: Training

Training – A $150 Weight Loss Bet, or The Fancy Pants Challenge

I’ve made a $150 weight loss bet – I have 28 days to lose an inch or two off my waist. How did this come to be? While running is one of my regular sports, I am also a fencer. … Continue reading

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Training — Will Slowing Down Speed Me Up?

After doing some races, my running has fallen off a bit. So, it is time to start back up again. For the time being, I am adopting a new training program. I have decided to use Philip Maffetone’s Maximum Aerobic … Continue reading

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Training: How Fast Can You Get? The Great Bear Run Makes a Runner Wonder

The Needham Track Club held its 26th Annual Great Bear Run on May 15 to raise money for prostate cancer research. There was a 5-K and shorter runs for the kids. My own race was uneven. I settled into a … Continue reading

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Training: The First Two Days

The first two days of the new training program are in the books. Day one was 1,000 meter intervals at a target race pace. Day two was a light run of 30 to 45 minutes or cross training. According to … Continue reading

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Training: Running on the Road

If your job is anything like mine, then you may find yourself traveling for work. Sometimes that can be inconvenient for a race or general training schedule. We are in luck, since running is a popular sport/fitness activity. Because of … Continue reading

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Training: Starting Again

Well, I have gotten off track thanks to work travel, being sick, and just a general loss to entropy. Fortunately, I have been doing some running and a couple of races. The nice think is that a set back is … Continue reading

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How Do I Run in This?

It is still winter in many parts of the country with no signs of relief coming soon. In the Boston area, where I live, we have had over 101 inches of snow. This means that running outside is a challenge. … Continue reading

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How to Tie Your Shoes

I ran across this Ted Talk about how to tie your shoes. I don’t know the physics behind the strong form of the shoe knot, but I am sure that there is a force or free body diagram that could … 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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