Common Beginner Runner Problems and How to Solve Them

Common beginner runner problems can be an instant frustration when you’re trying to get into the sport for the first time and feel like you’re hitting roadblocks everywhere you go. Even when it feels like you’re doing everything right, there are still challenges that you can experience along the way. Knowing how to overcome them […]

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When you really don’t want to run!

I was scheduled to run 20 miles @ 8:11 pace. I slept like crap last night. My wife snored most of the frigging night. I woke up with a headache. I had aikido class this morning. The rolling and falling didn’t help the headache. When I got home, I was planning on running, but I […]

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Sehgahunda Trail Marathon

My buddy Big Al mentioned he was doing a race called the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon. I looked into it. It was brand new and it just sounded like fun. The medal (a handmade thing with and arrowhead and beads) looked really cool. And also marathon runners got a hoodie. And it wasn’t expensive. Also, this […]

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2011 Wakely Dam Ultra race report

The Wakely Dam Ultra is a 32.6 mile race along the Northville-Placid Trail in the Adirondacks. The trail is very rough and includes a variety of terrain including rocks, roots, mud, creek and stream crossings, bogs, blowdown, etc. And there is no support. There are no aid stations. You bring your own food and water, […]

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2011 boston marathon race report

This was my third consecutive year running the Boston Marathon. I qualified for Boston at the Steamtown Marathon in October of 2009, running a 3:30:26. That BQ was good for both 2010 and 2011. My BQ time was 3:30 and I needed the extra 59 seconds they gave you. My first Boston Marathon was in […]

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2011 Buffalo Marathon race report

2011-buffalo-marathon-race-report I hadn’t planned on running this marathon. But a friend of mine emailed me a little over a month before the race, and said they were looking for pacers. He knew I was an experienced pacer. I told him to go ahead and pass on my name. But I didn’t hear anything back. I […]

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Running form video analysis at RUNSMART / Buffalo Rehab Group

Running form video analysis at RUNSMART / Buffalo Rehab Group I got a brochure for this RUNSMART/Buffalo Rehab Group in my race bag from the Buffalo Marathon. It sounded intriguing. They take video of you from different angles and then using some software called Dartfish, they slow it down, and can analyze it frame by […]

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2011 Mississauga Half Marathon race report

I drove up to Canada on Saturday morning, and met up with my friends Donna and Shannon at Donna’s parent’s house. Then we headed off to the expo. After finding the most indirect route to get there, we parked across the road, and headed in. Check in was a breeze, and I got my race […]

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Newton Hills Treadmill Program

I was training for the Boston Marathon which of course is in April. I live in Western New York, and the weather leading up to the Boston Marathon sucks for running outside. The roads are often covered with snow, ice, or slush. And temperatures can be well below freezing. Basically it’s not much fun training […]

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iPod Shuffle is Not Designed for Running

How to “fix” an iPod that died from sweat: Several years ago, I bought an iPod Shuffle. It was the new 2nd generation model. It seems like it would be great for running. It’s small, light, and made of aluminum which you would think would make it tough. I ran with it on multiple occasions. […]

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