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Marathon season is officially here in the northeast, with cool, crisp temperatures and falling leaves. Two of the upcoming 26.2-mile races, New York City (Nov. 5) and Philadelphia (Nov. 19), first began as 3 laps around the local park -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Writing on the Run
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For those who have doubts about beginning or continuing a jogging/running program after age 50, this article from nextavenue.org is for you. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Writing on the Run
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With race fees now averaging $26 for a basic 5K, how about racing that distance free of charge? Begun in England, the popular Parkrun running program is catching on in the U.S. as weekend runners race for fun and for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Writing on the Run
Please check out my friend's and fellow running author's newest book on the poetry of running. Simple Rhythms is only $8.99 in paperback / $2.99 for the ebook, and available at popular online booksellers. Laura Cherry (author of Two White... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Writing on the Run
(second in the Hip Hop series) BOSTON MARATHON HIP HOP (To be sung in your best rap voice) It’s on Patriot’s Day when they emerge In Hopkinton where they converge. Across the line they soon will surge And purge any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Writing on the Run
If Alexander's Hamilton's life can be told in rap, as is being done on Broadway, I thought I'd try my own hip hop rendition of how running began. Beginnings We should be amazed that our early ancestors blazed Trails through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Writing on the Run
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I haven't tried this free app for runners yet, but I read about it in a New York Times article and it's definitely worth checking out for monitoring your runs and workouts, goal setting, and motivation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Writing on the Run
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Back by popular demand .............. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me . . . Twelve months of running Eleven dogs a-biting Ten days a-limping Nine toenails blackening Eight maids massaging Seven thoughts of quitting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Writing on the Run
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A new study in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (reported in the New York Times) shows that athletes can get an endurance boost from a daily regimen of chocolate. According to Rishikesh Kankesh Patel, a graduate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Writing on the Run
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According to results from a recent study, the amount of foot pounding when runners strike the ground (also known as impact loading) has a strong relationship to your risk of being injured. You can read more about it here. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Writing on the Run
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Where: Los Angeles When: Saturday. Men start at 1:06 p.m.; women at 1:22 p.m. TV: NBC, 1 p.m. Eastern Results: letsrun.com Live stream: nbcsports.com/live-extra Mobile live: NBC Live Extra App Forecast: High 82, partly cloudy, light winds, humidity 22 percent.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Writing on the Run
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The U.S. Running Streak Association lists over 50 members who have been running daily for 30 years or more. At the top of the list is Jon Sutherland who hasn’t missed a day since he was 19. He is now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me . . . Twelve months of running Eleven dogs a-biting Ten days a-limping Nine toenails blackening Eight maids massaging Seven thoughts of quitting Six less pounds a-weighing Five... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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In the Haiku tradition of Japanese poetry, a popular form consists of three lines and a total of 17 (5-7-5) syllables. Feel free to submit your own! Where did summer go? I just acclimated to the heat. Now it’s cold!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Writing on the Run
Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/jessica.crate.athlete/videos/931098523575880/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Writing on the Run
Congratulations to all those who qualified for and will be running in today's Boston Marathon! We know of one person, however, who will NOT be in today's lineup. After Kendall Schler was found to have cheated in "winning" the recent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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For all who remain couch potatoes because they think they have to jog or run frequently and fast to reap the health benefits, Cardiology Today has some good news. In this article about the results of the Copenhagen City Heart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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Now in print MY BEST RACE: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget. It's a simple question: what was the best race you ever ran . . .and why? That is the question I posed to 50 runners,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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....Back by popular demand On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me . . . Twelve months of running Eleven dogs a-biting Ten days a-limping Nine toenails blackening Eight maids massaging Seven thoughts of quitting Six... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Writing on the Run
Here is a link from New York Road Runners of all the broadcast options (including mobile devices) for watching Sunday's NYC Marathon. Enjoy! http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/about-the-race/tune-in-and-watch And here is a great video that gives you the expereicne of running the entire course. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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It is officially autumn which means another excuse to submit a seasonal Haiku. Enjoy! In the Haiku tradition of Japanese poetry, a popular form consists of three lines and a total of 17 (5-7-5) syllables. Feel free to submit your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Writing on the Run
Here is my latest article for Running Times magazine on the U.N.'s Kevn Sheleton-Smith. A great Master's runner and a finisher in the grueling Spartathon. http://www.runnersworld.com/masters-profiles/kevin-shelton-smith-master-planner Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Writing on the Run
The following is a remembrance by coach and author Bob Glover in the online Runner's World Robin Williams, My Teammate Before he made it big on stage, he made an impact as a running partner. By Bob Glover; Image by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Writing on the Run
For a good article on running naked, meaning running without all the tech devices many of us can't live (or run) without, check out this link. As Lynn Jennigs says in the article, "When you become dependent on technology for... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Writing on the Run
If you live near Haddonfield NJ, come and hear my talk at the Wednesday, May 14th meeting of the South Jersey Athletic Club. I'll be giving a presentation on MY BEST RACE -- admission is free. See below for more... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Writing on the Run