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Blueberry waffles and grits to Power my first 1/2 marathon

A good start to the day is helpful to maintaining your energy on a long run. On my first 1/2 marathon I started the day with homemade blueberry power waffles with grits and veggie sausages.

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Running to the Beat and Drumming with your Feet

Music can be a useful means to increase performance while running at the same time making it even more enjoyable. I have been investigating “drumming” with my feet as pat of my integration of music into my runs.

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Pulling your way along the road to the Chilly

While running the mind can focus on so many different ways to run. In an effort to develop mindfulness, I explored a technique of focusing on the experience of pulling with the breath and the body while running.

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Energy level and -16’C cold weather

How energy levels and cold weather (-16’C) can have an impact on a runner’s endurance training.

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Training one day at a time

A training log preparing for the Chilly 1/2 Marathon and an appreciation for grass when my feet are still recovering from my long run. Mindful running seems a fair bit easier to practice on trails and grass due to the forced extra awareness of each step taken on uneven terrain.

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Room for Doubt in a Runner’s Journey?

What does the impact of doubt play in a runner’s long distance journey or someone training for a marathon? As shown in the documentary “Running the Sahara”, doubt was exhibited as needing to be controlled to allow each runner to reach his goals. Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin together mastered this in running for 111 days straight across the entire Sahara desert for a total distance of over 170 marathons.

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Goodbye My Faithful Running Pal Jax

When I first started getting into trail running in 2009, I would often take my dog Jax on the runs with me.  He is a dog that truly loves to run. I know this by the way he follows me around waiting all day till our run. I know this by the way he smiles […]

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Sore Ankles & Winter Trail Running

If sore ankles get the better of you while running on trails in the Winter it may be worthwhile checking out Active Release Techniques (ART)

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Create Garmin Running Course from GMaps

If you are looking to create a Garmin Forerunner 305 Course without running it first this guide shows how I was able to get a Gmaps plotted path into a course for my run the next day.

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Welcome to Running Samadhi

Learning how to run.

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