Category Archives: endurance

The Trouble With the Mini Out & Back – Boston Marathon Training, Week 13

  The simple out and back is the easiest run. You just go to the halfway point and turn around. But what about the mini out and back that is part of a longer run? Or the double out and back? For most people this is no big deal. For me? Well I seem to […]
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Weak Links – Boston Marathon Training, Week 12

Last week I bought a new pair of running shoes, Brooks Launch. I may wear these in the Boston Marathon. I may wear my Saucony Ride. I have about 5 weeks to decide which pair. Five weeks of alternating between these two pairs of shoes. Five weeks until Boston! After I brought my new shoes […]
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Disconnecting – Some thoughts

How do you make space for God in your life? There are many answers to this question. I’d even say there are as many answers as there are people. We’re unique, we’re individuals, we don’t respond to life in the same ways. As much as I believe this, I also know that we human beings […]
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Don’t Push It (too hard!) – Boston Marathon Training Week 10

I had the following conversation with my best friend on Wednesday: Michele: How are you feeling? Me: Better, but my run today was horrible. Michele: Why? Are you still sick? Me: No… well, I think I’m at about 95%. It’s frustrating though because I did a threshold run today and it was way harder than […]
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Recovery – Boston Marathon Training Week 9

Well, I only lost two weeks of training due to illness (This Sucks! Boston Marathon Training Weeks 6, 7, & 8). According to my coach my setback is really just one week of training. I’m grateful for his perspective because as I was sitting sick, I was also stressing about Boston. Would I recover in […]
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Pastor as coach?

I’ve discovered that better physical fitness can be related to spiritual fitness. Or better expressed, taking care of our bodies is part of a holistic way to live our faith.

Guest Post Today -Embracing the Race

Embracing The Race “What’s your pace?” This is a common question you’ll hear frequently among runners. It’s also a number you must sometimes enter on race registration forms. It’s easy to obsess about exactly how long it takes one to cover the distance of a mile. Early in my running journey, I quickly realized that […]
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Balance – Boston Marathon Training Week 5

How balanced are you? Can you stand on one leg without wobbling for 30 seconds? What about on the other leg? Can you do it with your eyes closed? If you can do all this (and more) one legged balance stuff then good for you! If you’re a bit (or a lot) wobbly, join the […]
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It’s More than Running – Boston Marathon Training Week 4

To be a good runner, to be a healthy runner, you need to do more than run. I’ve learned this over the years and am fairly diligent in incorporating those other things that are so important. Here is my list of the necessities for good training: A good (and flexible) plan. The challenge about generic training […]
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Re-Committing: Boston Marathon Training Week 3

Yesterday (Sunday 1/7) some members of my running club were planning to conduct a weigh-in, followed by an 8 week contest to lose weight. I’m told they do this annually as a way to get rid of those pounds gained though the holidays (but they skipped the last 2 years). While I’ve not hesitated to […]
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