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A couple of weeks ago I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Germany for work. I spent 5 days in Tegernsee and 4 days in Hamburg. For the record, Germany is gorgeous. But, while I loved being there, I did find that sticking to my training schedule was nearly impossible. Instead of running my prescribed 26-30 miles/week…I was lucky to hit 10.
I managed to to squeeze in 3 runs while I was there. I did two runs along the gorgeous Lake Tegernsee and then a 7 miler around the lake in the center of Hamburg. There really is something amazing about running in a new city or location.
Like many, I love my iphone. Like many, I find running with their headphones infuriating. I’m happy to say that I think I have found the cure. I was wandering the aisles of CitySports the other day and came across the Yurbuds display. There happened to be a sales rep right beside me. I asked if these worked. He quickly responded by telling me about their ‘twist-lock system’ and that he uses them and even if you yank on them….they refuse to fall out. Right then and there I was sold.
I picked up the Ironman Inspire Pro version because I love the built in mic system that my iphone headphones have.
I’m a half dozen runs into my life with Yurbuds and they have not caused me a moment of grief. I whole heartedly give these guys my thumbs up. If …
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
by Jack Fultz, DFMC Training Advisor and 1976 Boston Marathon®
“Dress for success.” What does the power dress motto have to do with your training
garb? Translated into “runner-speak” it means that you should dress for the second or
third mile of your run during cold weather.
In the Northeast, the nasty weather and cold air is just beginning to arrive. If the
temperature is in the low 40s or below, expect to feel cold when you first step outside for
your daily run. If you are bundled up enough to feel comfortable in the cold before you
begin to run, then you’re overdressed. Instead, always dress for the temperature that
your body will be once you’ve gotten going, a mile or two or three into your run.
It’s important to wear a few thin layers, including a nylon-like outer shell, a light knit cap,
and gloves …
My training has been seriously derailed this week. The irony is that it’s because of a Health Club. Since Monday I have been in Tampa filming a commercial for YouFit Health Clubs. During my trip, I only managed to squeeze in a 3 mile run on the hotel treadmill. According to my training schedule I need to get in 13-17 miles by the end of the week. That means, I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
For those that are interested, I’ve attached a few photos of what it looks like on the set of a commercial shoot.
I’m really enjoying this interesting infographic via mp3running that highlights some of the difference between male and female runners. Click to see the entire series of info graphics.
Yesterday I ventured out to the Fellsway with my far more talented running partner to try to get in a long run before the start of NFL games. After spending quite a few miles now running over potholes and worn down commercial buildings (I run in Chelsea) I was pretty excited about the idea of running through the woods. But, when I saw the trail map at the head of the park I immediately became concerned. I’m not sure if time has removed all traces of color on the map or someone just had no idea how to create a trial map….but every trail on the entire map was marked by white squares. Every one. How does someone know what trail they are on if they are all marked the same? Questions to ponder.
I should note that I’ve spent quite …
Last night, my roommate and I hosted our Happy Everything Bash which included an amazing keg of local brewed Pretty Things by Jack D’Or. As with most celebrations of this nature, overindulgence was rampant. I did manage to scrape my carcass out of the bed just before dinner in order to run.
Lisa Scherber, Director of Patient & Family Programs, reveals first hand how Dana Farber impacts the lives of those with and without cancer.
This is 1 of 2 pairs of sneakers that I’ll be training in. I’m hoping that I’ll develop a clear cut favorite in the end.
Not sure if these are going to help me as a runner…but they sure do look nice. Picked these up over at City Sports on Boylston one afternoon. I was able to put my Insider Points to good use on this one.