Tag Archives: 5K Training

Eating and Drinking: Where I Attempt Food Science — Turkey Melange

One of my least used categories is “Food and Drink,” which, to be honest, I had planned to use mainly for talking about post-race beers. But I have a recipe for you that combines protein, carbohydrates, and the goodness of … 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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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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Cross Training: Are You Presidentially Fit?

There will be no politics in this post. With that out of the way, let me talk about general fitness. I mentioned once before that the Presidential Fitness test many of us took as kids has an adult version. It … Continue reading

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Races: The Charles River YMCA Fourth of July Road Race

Independence Day started with the Charles River YMCA Fourth of July Road Race in Needham,  Mass. It was a humid morning and the run was tough, but I managed a 25 minute gun time and a 24:22 chip time. Here … 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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