GPS … It’s A Love/Hate Kinda Thing

I’m obsessed with data.  A lot of runners are.  In a sport where you’re most often competing against yourself, there’s something about the black and white nature of numerical feedback that can be motivating.  In my opinion, it’s why a lot of “Type A” personalities are drawn to the sport. If I’m running, there’s a…

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9 Tips for Running in the Winter

I see a lot of posts like pop up around this time of year. The problem is they’re usually written by some bozo in SoCal who thinks 45 degrees is essentially unlivable. (No offense to anyone in SoCal … my anger in this particular situation stems from some hardcore jealousy.) I have trained through two…

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Why Is It So Hard to Run Easy?

Yesterday after work I laced up my shoes for 5 miles around my neighborhood. It’s officially taper time around these parts, which means shorter, easy runs from here on out. It was a perfect fall afternoon – sunshine with some puffy Simpsons clouds, about 55 degrees. Right from the get-go, my legs wanted to move.…

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