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3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes

By on 05/29/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes

3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes Beginning runners or charity runners sometimes don’t know one of my rules for success on the day you run a marathon – nothing new on race day! If you are a beginning marathoner, remember that this encompasses what you eat, the clothes you wear, and, especially, the shoes you […]

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3 Recommendations for Running Your Second Marathon

By on 05/22/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Running Your Second Marathon

3 Recommendations for Running Your Second Marathon Oops, you’ve registered for a marathon again. You’ve already crossed this item off your list. But, if you are raising money for your favorite charity or for whatever reason, you’ve registered to run your second marathon. If you’ve recently run your first marathon, or if it’s been a […]

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3 Recommendations for Beginning Your Marathon Training

By on 05/15/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Beginning Your Marathon Training

3 Recommendations for Beginning Your Marathon Training First-time marathon runners have a special challenge ahead of them. If you are just beginning a running program, and you are training for a fall marathon, like the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you should follow these three recommendations to begin your marathon training. If you do, you’ll […]

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Running the Boston Marathon in Solidarity

By on 04/17/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Running the Boston Marathon in Solidarity

“Many of my runners now want to qualify and run the Boston Marathon in solidarity for those who were injured yesterday. They’d like to go back next year and the year after to show that this won’t stop them.” I was interviewed by Frank Mathie of ABC 7 in Chicago about the tragedy at the […]

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“What’s Next?” – Savor the Achievement

By on 04/12/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
“What’s Next?” – Savor the Achievement

Over the last few weeks, many people have congratulated me on achieving my goal of running a Marathon on all 7 Continents and in all 50 States.  Inevitably, this is followed in short order with the question – “What’s next?”  “What is your next goal?” Many times in my life, I have achieved a goal […]

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Sweating the Small Stuff Can Key Improvement

By on 03/20/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Sweating the Small Stuff Can Key Improvement

Good form will carry you through℠ If you’ve been running for a while, and the improvement has started to taper, or even if you’re slipping a little, you may need to sweat the small stuff. All runners reach certain points when personal records (PRs) seem tough to come by. Many new runners hit a plateau […]

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Chips Not Fists

By on 03/13/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Chips Not Fists

Good form will carry you through℠ When we get fatigued, we have a natural tendency to tense up, which makes us unconsciously do things such as grit our teeth and clench our fists. When we clench our hands into tightly held fists, we are slowing ourselves down unnecessarily. Clenched fists make the tension in our […]

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Chicken Wings Are For Eating Not Running

By on 03/06/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Chicken Wings Are For Eating Not Running

Chicken Wings Are For Eating Not Running A short while ago I wrote about beginning runners who cross their arms over the “Zipper Line” a short while ago. Today I want to give beginning runners something else to watch for so that they will have good form. Sometimes when we get fatigued, our arm carriage […]

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Cold Weather Running – Training for Antarctica

By on 02/20/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Cold Weather Running – Training for Antarctica

Cold weather running is just something we do in Chicago. For years I’ve been running in the winter and coaching runners in the cold. I’ll use this experience tackle the elements when I run the Antarctica Marathon on March 7. If you’re just beginning to prepare for a race now, maybe some of my preparation […]

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Watch Your Zipper Line

By on 02/13/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Watch Your Zipper Line

Good form will carry you through℠. While I was on the running path earlier this week, I saw several runners whose form was a little ragged. Many runners lose proper running form in cold, windy conditions by fighting the wind and getting tighter to combat the cold. Yet, running tight is counterproductive. Running is a […]

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