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The Well Done Run 5K

The Well Done Run 5K

A few months ago I heard about a new race that was going to take place in my town called the Well Done Run.  The entire concept of the race intrigued me because I’d never heard of anything like it.  The race website describes it this way, “Think of it as a 5K with baggage. Runner/Walkers will be given a 1-gallon jug at the beginning of the race. At the halfway mark, the participants will fill their water jug in…

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When is it “OK” to quit?

When is it “OK” to quit?

Do you ever those days when you just want to STOP running (or whatever your form of exercise is) and just call it quits?  I do not have those days often but when I do I can usually talk myself into finishing.  Not this time… A few days ago I had another tempo run.  It did NOT go as planned.  Basically, I was not well rested and I had not drank enough water the day before. My running buddy and I…

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Surviving the HEAT without skipping a beat…

Surviving the HEAT without skipping a beat…

Yes, it’s July and the best place to be is inside in the air conditioning. You have two options: run inside on a treadmill OR outside where it is blazing. What are you going to do? Personally, I usually prefer to run outside. In the summer months I run early and try to stay up on my fluids to avoid dehydration. On Saturday I went 7 miles with a friend and we planned a water break a little over halfway…

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