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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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The USDA recommends that we eat less by avoiding oversized meals. I couldn’t agree more, especially in a culture of all things supersized. However, as I mentioned in a blog post last week about my health calendar experiment, I find that eating more meals, as opposed to fewer of them, helps maintain body weight and...
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Carla Reinisch is a 31 year old Washington D.C. resident with a self-proclaimed “chubby” yet athletic build. She may have a couch potato body, but she’s far from being one! Though she hopes to be a faster runner one day, she keeps signing up for long races, where the priority is distance, not speed. She is...
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Yesterday, I dedicated a post to a question I often receive: HOW DO YOU GRIND OUT THE LONG TRAINING RUNS? My time-tested tricks include varying the routine, seeking sunshine, changing tunes and ignoring the pain (among other things). Working backwards today, however, I believe that mindful preparation goes a long way to painlessly enduring a...
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And no, I’m not talking about beer, wine or margaritas. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind when you’re running longer than an hour. 1. Do drink beforehand. Make sure you are well-hydrated leading up to a long run or race (monitor the color of your urine to make sure it’s...
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I recently wrote about the running MUST DO’s, so first-time marathoners can get off to a good start in their training. Now it’s time for a few PLEASE DON’Ts. I am sharing the deadly sins I committed when I completed my first marathon back in 1994 in New York City, in hopes that you avoid...
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