Tag Archives: distance running

Changing up routine turns 10-mile endurance test into a fun run

Weekly 10-mile runs have been a fall ritual for my sister and I ever since we started running together back in 2010. That first year, those runs came on weigh-in day during the final stages of my 90-pound weight loss … Continue reading

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A new fitness challenge for February

So Colleen and I have started up a new fitness challenge for February: Wall sits. This one seemed appealing because it’s so easy: Some days you can be done with this in 60 seconds, and at most you’re looking at … Continue reading

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So this is why they call it LSD

There’s nothing like a Long Slow Distance run to make you feel like a hallucinating drug fiend. Friday’s 11-miler was just barely long enough to fit the category, but given that it represents about a 50 percent boost over what … Continue reading

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Is distance running bad for your health?

My dad inspired me to run my first marathon. Now he’s trying to talk me out of doing another one. The problem is all the buzz lately about the potential long-term danger of “chronic” endurance exercise. Marathoning in particular has … Continue reading

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1st marathon in the books

The atmosphere and camaraderie at Sunday’s marathon was awesome. I expected to be intimidated, especially after I learned I was the only rookie in the field, but everybody was extremely supportive. Telling example: The guy who won was still hanging … Continue reading

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The 2-hour treadmill run

  The point of this workout was to get myself used to the idea of not just running a long distance,  but running for a long time. I wanted to see how it felt to chop a giant run up … Continue reading

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How Janathon is helping my marathon training

 I thought  Janathon would be a fun followup to the Holiday Run Streak – a chance to try a bunch of different workouts instead of focusing solely on running. I didn’t know then that I’d wind up entered in the … Continue reading

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