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Incredible 20-minute workouts

I’ll bet my readers never expected to see a headline on my blog that sounds like it comes from a trashy fitness magazine. But I’m writing this article because experience has shown me that it’s possible—and often desirable—to do a … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Log April 30-May 6: No More Running

No big story this week: I will be posting a long article about George Gluppe later. Next week I’ll try to get back to the Olympic preparation stories, and I suspect my next post might have a title like “Cross … Continue reading

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Racing after forced rest can lead to surprising results: Olympic Training Log Jan. 9-Jan 15

I won the Bolder Boulder 10K in May of 1987 after being virtually certain I wouldn’t even be able to participate in the race until the moment I stood on the starting line. I had sprained my ankle badly during … Continue reading

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Christmas 1987: From Brussels to Rome

“When in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do: instead, train your guts out!” Why did Paul and I go for a Christmas training holiday in Rome, of all places? I got the idea of spending Christmas in a beachfront … Continue reading

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Today, I’m a runner

This morning I decided my knee felt good enough to try one of my 5K jogs. I was in the mood for a steady run around the one kilometre Como Lake trail. Since my unsuccessful second knee surgery last January, … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Log: Why so little running?

Cross-training: why it works for me Those of you following my Olympic Training Log may have noticed that in the five days following the 15K race in Monte Carlo, I ran a total of three miles. Why? Because I was … Continue reading

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November 21, 1987: Kristiansen smashes World 15K Best in Monte Carlo

Today I’ll be including my training log entry for November 21, 1987, but this date deserves a story too. In 1987, before the rise of Africa’s female distance runners (who are just as talented as the men), Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen was a … Continue reading

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Running but paying a heavy price

Part I–Running Yesterday I did a workout with my running club for the first time in over eight months. They were doing a 5K handicapped “Chase Run”, where everyone estimates their 5K time and the slowest runners start first. The … Continue reading

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Why do people tell me I’m limping?

Even my friends often remark that I’m limping. What is the purpose of that, I wonder? Do they think they’re being empathetic? Maybe you think I’m irritated by it because of course I know I’m limping. No, that’s not the … Continue reading

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Is your body “you” or can you be detached?

Today a close friend was talking to me about how he enjoyed the process of getting in better shape. He said he could look at his body as a “tool”. As he became fitter, he gained self-awareness about how hard he … Continue reading

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