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As much as I love preparing dinner, trying new recipes and introducing my family to different flavors, I struggle with two other meal-times, specifically breakfast and snacks. Breakfast is notorious for its high-calorie, high-carb and sugary assortment of options, ranging from cereals to toast to scones to cinnamon rolls. Though eggs are a great alternative,...
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Yesterday, I provided my story of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Due the unusual heat on race day, and subsequent warnings from the BAA, I thought it would be interesting to share some race stats. Race Stats: Number of registered runners: 26,716 Number who started the race: 22,426 Number who finished the race:...
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If you think about it, compression technology has been around for quite some time. I remember my life being dependent on wearing these lovely things when I had my first job at the bank. Given that I was much heftier back then, I took advantage of the control top variety. I’m not sure when they...
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I’ve noticed a recurring theme among friends my age recently. Though at first we are afraid to fess up and admit our new reality, eventually the truth comes out. In a deluge of back and forth banter that sounds like sixth graders trying to outdo one another. The theme? Body aches and pains and injuries...
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Is the course better half of 26 or full? That’s what I asked myself this past weekend when I participated in the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. I was in town to work on behalf of HP as part of its HP Veer 4G sponsorship. In fact, I worked two long days prior to...
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Through most of my marathon career, I have been very careless about proper recovery after long training runs and races. In fact, back in my Boston days, we finished our long runs at a pub in Boston and rehydrated with beer. The closer I creep towards my fifties; however, I’m willing to seek anything to...
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I recently finished reading a book entitled Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners, written by Matt Fitzgerald. The book offers practical advice on how to eat better, optimize your body composition and improve performance, among other nutrition and endurance running related. Though the book is definitely tailored to a competitive athlete, I think there are...
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