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When it gets hot, it’s smart to switch to heart rate training

Training using heart-rate zones: what is it, how to do it, and what are the downsides

Am I going to die if I run hard?

“I am training for Boston marathon,” I explain to the man who inquired, incredulous, what was I doing out in […]

There’s no such thing as proper running form

Running used to be a simple sport. I remember times when all it took was a pair of sneakers – […]

Running bare

The training plan calls for an 11-mile run. The race I’m training for is in the US, so I train […]

Running away from Alzheimer’s

A friend of mine turned fifty recently. I teased him mercilessly about his becoming a half-centenarian. He hummed “Forever Young” […]

When the mind is tired, legs get heavy

Holidays are finally behind us, and life is – or will soon be – back to normal. If you’ve stayed […]

Forget resolutions, set goals instead

Shortly after new year’s holiday last year I overheard a conversation in the cafeteria at work. Two colleagues were talking […]

Streaking for the holidays

Ah, the Christmas time! The jingle of bells, the omnipresent Christmas music in stores, restaurants and on the radio. Plus, […]

Battle Seasonal Affect Disorder with a run

If you have read some of my previous posts, you’ve found me bemoaning my lack of energy and motivation as […]

Running longer makes me stronger

If you’ve signed up for a spring race, chances are you’ll be starting┬átraining soon, if you haven’t already. You will […]

“Catching Kayla” caught my heart

Has anyone seen the sun lately? I haven’t seen it for a few weeks. I’m worried it migrated to the […]

Should a marathon record matter to the rest of us?

I’d like to invite you to a time-travel trip. We are going back to Berlin in September of 2011. Let’s […]