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Winter Running

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I’m no longer a huge fan of winter running. I’m not sure when it happened. I used to love running in the cold. There was nothing like it, and I had it down to a science.I know my body and how it reacts to the cold, so I knew exactly how to layer and what…

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10 Things I Love about Running

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10. Spending more time in Central Park than most New Yorkers 9. Traveling to different cities to participate in iconic races 8. Coffee for hours after a long run 7. Meeting my friends for a long run every Saturday morning 6. Bibs hanging on the back of my office door 5. Getting asked if I’ve…

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What Lance Armstrong Taught Me

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I watched with millions of people and baited breath as my one-time hero went on national television and admitted to using performance enhancing drugs for each of the seven Tours de France he won. It didn’t give me any satisfaction. In fact, it angered me. But I wasn’t angry with Lance, I was angry with…

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Pushing the Heart Rate

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I’ve been sick for a few weeks so I haven’t been running consistently. That needs to change since I’m about to ramp up training for the Flying Pig Marathon on May 5 – I need to get into the long runs pretty quick if I want to be in good shape for the race. So…

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The importance of the day off

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I get a lot of crap from some of my friends about taking days off from exercise (they think I don’t take enough of them). In reality, I think I take too many of them. I know what you’re thinking, this is what a person who doesn’t take enough days off would say. But it’s…

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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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