Category Archives: Running

Running collection v Nov’2018

This year I have been fortunate to be able to add 4 new states to the collection of the states where I ran at least a mile: Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. With the addition of Sweden and Denmark to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Collection: Countries and States Ran, v. July 2016

As of July 2016, the totals of places where I went running and ran at least one mile include: Countries: 12 out of 196 Canadian provinces and territories: 3 out of 13 US states: 30 out of 50 The recent … Continue reading

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50 Races Completed: Reflections

As of this weekend, I have finished a total of 50 races. My first race was a May 2009 Jersey City 10K run. My 50th race was a Harriman State Park olympic distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike ride, 10K … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Running Streaks

Running streaks – which I define as running at least 1 mile per day for a large number of consecutive days – are surely an interesting thing to be doing. My longest one so far has been 100+ days: I ran every single day … Continue reading

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My Favorite Collection: Running States and Countries, January 2014

In 2013 I had many opportunities to add new items to my running collection — the states, provinces, and countries where I ran at least one mile outdoors (gyms do not count — it has to be an authentic outdoor … Continue reading

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Running while Traveling: Finding Good Running Routes

Our recent cross-country road trip allowed me to add 4 (!) new states to my favorite running collection. The new items in the collection are Tennessee (Memphis), New Mexico (Santa Fe), Arizona (Page), and Nevada (Las Vegas – the glorious … Continue reading

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For Injury-prone Runners: Tips and Tricks

This post is prompted by a few recent discussions on how to prevent running injuries.  I am as injury-prone as runners come: a slew of biomechanical imperfections, a history of knee injuries, a comparatively larger frame, next to no sports … Continue reading

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Ode to the 5th Week of a Training Program

Being a total data geek, I keep detailed digitized training logs that go back to December of 2009. I write down what I did – in running, cycling, hiking – everything, – and how it felt, keep track of benchmark … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Road Race

Last weekend I conquered Mount Washington Road Race, which has long been on my bucket list. This well-organized, unusual race did not disappoint; I would highly recommend it to folks that are up for its challenges. While only 7.6 miles … Continue reading

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My favorite collection: running countries and states

When I was in grad school, I started a bit of a game with myself, keeping track of countries, states, and provinces where I went running. The rules of this game are simple: a country, a state, or a province … Continue reading

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