Monthly Archives: January 2016

The ‘stutter-step bite’ plays huge role in avoiding run-on meals

In the Hoosier hay-loft hoops world I grew up in, the “stutter step” wasn’t a flashy playground move but a reference to the short, quick adjustment step that helps set up a powerful foot plant  for launching a lay-up. For … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training Week 4: a new workout

I tried a new pacing workout this week that I read about in the newspaper, of all places. This marathoner in a Washington Post wire piece described a timed run workout in which he runs 9 minutes hard, 1 minute … Continue reading

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Half marathon insights from a rock star’s dad

Watching that running scene in the classic Baby Boomer college reunion film “The Big Chill” recently brought to mind a couple of old friends — half-marathoners with vastly different running philosophies. Mark started out fast and has worked with a … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 3

“So, if I could keep my anxiety and curiosity from eating the heart out of me for forty-eight hours, I should then find out for certain whether this boy was telling me the truth or not. Wherefore, being a practical … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 2

Who is the canine cop who takes his dog “running” at the 4-H Park while he sits in his SUV, leash in one hand with the other (presumably) on the steering wheel? My sister and I have done our last … Continue reading

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A 48-lap speed workout

Wednesday I made my first trip back to the indoor track where I did most of my training for my first indoor marathon. I was scheduled for a 6-mile speed workout, which is 48 laps. My plan was to jog … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon training: Week 1

There’s nothing like knowing you’ve got a marathon coming up in seven weeks to help you lock down your willpower on a weekend with not one but two huge family holiday gatherings full of goodies. Last time I ran this … Continue reading

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