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The Perfect Post-Run Nutrition

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I’ve been making protein shakes for six years.I used to buy all sorts of fruits and liquids and would mix in crazy amounts of powder in search of the perfect taste and texture. I’ve since simplified my recipe to what I think is the perfect shake. And I don’t have a professional blender, either. If…

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The Perfect Running Mix

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I was asked recently how I got into running.I’ve already addressed that topic so I won’t bore you with the details again. But it did make me think about what keeps me motivated on a colossally awful run or even a series of runs that feel like crap. In a word: Music. In a phrase:…

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Compression Socks

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Speaking of shin splints . . .I have a few pair of compression socks that I rotate through when I’m in serious training mode. I don’t wear them while actually running, I use them for recovery. Look, I’m no doctor, but I can’t see how restricting blood flow in my calves, ankles and feet can…

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NYRR Makes a Decision About 2012 Marathon

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Looks like they finally came to a decision about the 2012 New York City Marathon.Here are the choices straight from the email they sent to entrants: All 2012 Marathoners may choose one of the following three options: Option #1 – Refund. While NYRR has always had a no-refund policy for the Marathon, given these extraordinary…

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Typical Mondays

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Is it wrong that even when I’m not training for a long race I take Mondays off? I ran six miles yesterday, eight on Saturday and totally could have run a simple six before or after work today.I didn’t. I wanted to. I’m motivating tomorrow morning. More to come.

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So Here We Go!

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I’ve been talking to my wife for what feels like months about starting this blog.So here goes. I’m here to talk about running. For about six years I’ve been what I consider a serious runner. I started out as a cyclist. In fact, most of my life I identified as a bike-enthusiast (I couldn’t really call myself a…

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