I just finished Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich. The majority of the book chronicals Ulrich’s journey running from San Francisco to New York at the seasoned age of 57. But please don’t jump to the conclusion that this is a ‘running’ book. Running on Empty is subtitled ‘An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America’–and the book lives up to, and far beyond, its title and subtitle. About so much more … [Read more...]
Runner’s World: Run Less, Run Faster
Our marathon training guide is inspired by the book Runner's World Run Less, Run Fasterby the great minds at Runner's World. This book explains the FIRST "3plus2" training program. In short, FIRST (Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) conducted a study that had participants follow a 16 week marathon training program where they followed a specific plan of running just 3 days a week and cross training 2 days, hence "3plus2". The … [Read more...]
Do You Practice Running?
Are you a heel striker or do you midfoot strike? Over-pronate or under-pronate? Are you one of those runners who shed shoes altogether?! With all the jargon involved in running, some newbies are probably wondering, just what is the right way to run? The answer is simple yet complicated. Run the way that feels right for your body. But how do you figure this out? One word-- practice. Recently I had to reteach myself how to run. In my … [Read more...]
The Long Island Marathon
The Long Island Marathon--Our first marathon May 1, 2010 Exhilarating. Humbling. Encouraging. Painful. Mental. Perseverance. Accomplished. Our first marathon. So about 8,000 people on Long Island participated in this weekend’s ‘Festival of Races’. Between yesterday’s 1 mile and 5k races, and today’s half and full marathon, many of Long Islanders challenged their minds and bodies. The atmosphere was electric and anxious, with annual … [Read more...]
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