Sadly, I’m pretty sure my running style hovers somewhere between ‘The Geezer’ and ‘The Stiffy’…although both of them appear faster than me.
This past saturday I somehow got duped into a run I had never intended to attempt. I set out with the intentions of doing a 5 mile run.
Two hours later, I found myself breaking through the double digit mileage barrier like a wounded animal. Too say that I was slow during those final 2 miles is a gross understatement. I’m quite certain….NO…I’m positive that a small child could have walked faster than I was jogging. But, for me it wasn’t about the speed at that point, it was about finishing without stopping. The most surprising thing to me was that I never felt taxed cardiovascularly…it was simply that my legs and knees grew sore. In hindsight I suspect that having more than a yogurt for breakfast and a bit of water would have served me well.
The weather was gorgeous here in …
Apparently I’m not alone. The more I run, the more I realize that I’m neglecting other muscles in my body. Runner’s World Coach Jenny offers some solutions in this informative article.
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 …
Dear Friends, Acquaintances, Colleagues, and Family,
On April 16, 2012, I will be running the Boston Marathon for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). I know what you’re thinking: “What, the marathon?! But you haven’t run more than three miles in your entire life!” And isn’t this going to hurt your back? While those statements may be true, I have found a reason that makes it all worthwhile.
Last summer I lost another close family friend to cancer. That makes five family members or friends in as many years. Whether I had been lucky in years prior or simply walking through life with blinders, I hadn’t really felt touched by cancer. But now, I can’t seem to avoid it.
The reality is that 1 in 3 men and 1 in 2 women will be diagnosed with cancer. If you let that statistic sink in …
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.
My t-shirt shop is up and running. I wish I could lower the cost, but in order to ensure that $5 goes to Dana-Farber they will be pricier than I had hoped. If there are any other products (hooded sweatshirts, hats, etc) you might be interested in purchasing please let me know.
If push came to shove, I’d probably tell you that I love the Nike + app. But, there is a growing part of me that hates it. The pros are very obvious….it’s slick looking, it tracks just about everything an amateur running could possibly need and it incorporates playlists and power songs. I also really love the fact that it gives your audio cues whenever you reach a certain mileage marker. The problem I have with Nike + is that the interface is entirely too sensitive. If I’m running with my phone in my pocket or my shorts it almost always pauses/then starts. Then pauses/ then starts. Then pauses/then switches songs/the pauses/then starts. It’s a never ending cause of frustration. I can’t get any part of my body anywhere near that interface without it reacting with some sort of unwanted …
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.
One of my favorite parts about working in a ad agency is being around other creative people. I mentioned to a couple of coworkers that I had an opportunity to put change jars in a couple of local businesses….almost immediately, I had a fun little point of purchase display in the works.
This is it. Money goes in the shoe and down into the box. Simple concept…just done better than most.