Tag Archives: 5k

Cross Training: Fitness Tests Show a Need for Improvement

As part of getting into the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to do another Presidential Fitness test to see how I am measuring up. As with the New Year’s Day 5K, the results show that … Continue reading

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Races: Whiskey is no Way to Prep for a New Year’s Day 5K

It’s a new year, and like so many runners, I am back at it. While I did some running over the past few months, I have been bad about blogging — so there are two resolutions for 2016: run more … Continue reading

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Digressions: The Race is the Reward

I was running a penalty lap at the biathlon when it occurred to me: the race is the reward. At this little event in New Hampshire there were no prizes and few bragging rights, just the potential for improvement. When … Continue reading

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Races: Biathlon – Run, Shoot, Run Some More

Summer biathlons are one of the more unusual races in which I take part. Like the winter Olympic sport, the sport combines two disciplines – running and shooting. The running is five laps of 800 meters. You run the first … Continue reading

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Digressions: Heels + Hips = Frustration

This morning they are running against Melanoma, and I sit here typing.   Grrr!   A week ago, I wrote about how after a race and a two-hour drive, my hips had tightened up to a degree I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Races: Knowing My Limits and Skipping a Race

This past weekend, I was signed up to do a summer biathlon on Saturday and a trail run on Sunday. Saturday morning, I got up early and drove about two hours to the Pemigewasset Fish and Game Club to run … 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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Races: Cambridge 5K Freedom Run, A Little Training Goes a Long Way

Sunday morning (June 7) I ran the Cambridge 5K Freedom Run, and I am happy to say that my times have started to go back down a little bit. Looking over my results, it is the best time of 2015, … 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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