Racing

{race report} Heavy Medal at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

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The Philadelphia Distance Run gave way to the Competitor franchise’s more flashy ING “Rock ‘n’ Roll” version on Sunday.   It was a sold out race complete with what seemed to be every type of runner.  An impressive elite field was on hand to round out the specticle promised by the steep $90 entrance fee.  I love the organized potty […]

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{10 Questions} for Kara Goucher and her new MADD card and tee

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Kara Goucher is a rock star in the running world.  She is beautiful and sweet and tough and strong.  She has become the paradigm for the modern running woman and fast becoming it for the modern running mother.  I am waiting for her to meet me in the lobby of a hotel in NYC and enjoying the surreal feel of the moment…a journey […]

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{race report} Back…for MORE and Broad Street

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It’s good to be back after a much needed blog-hiatus.  Running a business, a family and well, just running…for our lives…is exhausting.  Getting off the merry-go-round occasionally brings perspective and vision back into alignment. I decided to christen myself back into the racing world with two old favorites and ended up with what I call “extreme […]

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{10 questions} for Chris McDougall author of Born to Run

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Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run has ignited a raucous, ongoing debate in the running (and larger) community about the benefits of barefoot running and the integrity of the running shoe industry.  The book’s influence has extended to our feet; both Monica and I have switched to the lighter Newton’s and I am not automatically replacing […]

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{10 questions} for Liz Robbins author of “A Race Like No Other”

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Before you run the New York Marathon, read Liz Robbin’s A Race Like No Other– 26.2 Miles through the streets of New York.  Actually, I think the book should be tucked into every swag bag with the t-shirt and race number.  Runners could fight pre-race jitters in bed the night before engrossed in these captivating stories.  Moreover, they could throw it in with their water and power bars […]

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{recipe alert} 2010 Brings The Lazy Shade of Winter

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Yikes! Monica’s New Years resolutions are brash and steeped in that can-do spirit. But she’s a sunny, California gal. When I ponder the new year, I seem to channel Larry David. After a week filled with movies, books, friends, food, cocktails and sleep, marvelous sleep, I am as resolute as winter itself. It’s time to […]

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On Being A Sore Loser…Getting Fit in 2010!

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After two days of strength training, a 9 mile tempo run and a fall the other day I am so sore!  I decided my goal for 2010 will be to focus not only on trying to run injury free (and stay vertical:), but to GET FIT!   I am back out there a few days a week since being […]

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Put a Run in Her Stocking — Race Entries make great gifts!

Thumbnail image for Put a Run in Her Stocking — Race Entries make great gifts! December 12, 2009

My kids have a Christmas list deadline–Santa can’t deal with any last minute requests.    So this year they requested I do the same.   I really can’t think of anything as great as being able to run injury free.  So that’s what I am asking/wishing/hoping for Christmas and in the new year (besides the obvious…healthy family, a […]

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{race report} Philadelphia Marathon 2009…best swag ever!

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An excellent start; the 2009 Philadelphia Marathon swag is the best ever. A smart Kick Asphalt technical shirt, runners’ gloves and a (zippered) mesh bag. Sunday, 11/22, 5:10 am. It’s finally time…Kim and Kerry are running their first marathon. The mood in the car is optimistic and light. The day is made for marathon running, cool, […]

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{10 questions} for Rachel Toor author of “A Personal Record: A Love Affair With Running”

November 22, 2009

Six degrees of separation is at play in the running world… Jamie and I run and blog (and read). (1) Maven Jamie (a Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point kind of Maven–always an ear to the ground) lends me a book called Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running and we both are intrigued by the author’s sharp, […]

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