Tag Archives: run/walk

Time to embrace a run/walk philosophy?

I used to think walking on a run amounted to giving up. But this year I’ve done a lot of walking on purpose. So am I better off — or worse? Let’s consider the evidence: — In warmer weather, I’d … Continue reading

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50-mile recap: Duct tape, a snake and a 911 call

Shoe rotation + duct tape = no blisters The most amazing thing about Saturday’s 50-mile run/walk is that we didn’t get any blisters. None. Zero. We think this is because we changed shoes every 10 miles and put duct tape … Continue reading

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Last run before 90-miler

Yesterday was our last run/walk before Saturday’s 90-miler. We were going to do our usual 10-mile pattern — run 3 miles, walk 2, run 2, walk 1, run 1, walk 1. But Dad had called us both ahead of time … Continue reading

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20 mile run/walk

We couldn’t have had better weather for Tuesday’s 20 mile run/walk. The first 10-mile lap from my sister’s house out to Ouabache State Park felt pretty good. We ran the first 3, including a 9:36 Mile 3 (splits below), then … Continue reading

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90-mile strategy starts to take shape

Traci and I initially figured we’d include most of Oubache State Park in our 90-mile quest on Nov. 9, but after Tuesday’s training session — an easy 10 mile run/walk along the corridor connecting Bluffton to the park — we decided … Continue reading

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A 13-mile birthday run/walk

What a beautiful day for a 13.36 mile run/walk — and an awesome way to help celebrate my sister’s birthday. We ran about half that distance, in chunks ranging from 1 to 3 miles, with our fastest mile at 9:40 … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: The Bear Crawl

By Colleen, age 10 Last Friday was the Ossian Elementary Bear Crawl. That is an event where we walk laps on the track behind the school. Our school mascot is a Bear, so that’s how they came up with the … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 5K a day project

By Colleen, age 10 As I huffed and puffed and mumbled something about when we were going to stop running and start walking, I realized something: I was running a 5k. That one was Wednesday morning at the River Greenway. … Continue reading

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