Tag: marathon

  • How to prep for your first 10K or Half Marathon
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    How to Prep For Your First 10K or Half Marathon

    Sure, running’s a pretty low-key sport. Lace up your shoes and go. So how come there are a million little “what to dos” that come up once you’ve planned a goal to run a little farther every day—either for a race or the shear joy of it. Like, what do you do about your house…

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    A World Record – A Dream Realized

    I’m sitting on a plane on the long journey back home from Athens by way of Frankfurt, Germany. I’m fulfilled, happy, sore, exhausted and a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having achieved a dream. Catching a dream, like catching butterflies as a kid. Catching a dream, like the dream catcher that hangs over my…

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    Running the “Toughest Marathon in the World” at Age 14

    “You’re too young.” “You can’t run our marathon, but you can run our 5K.” “Wait until you get older.” “You must be 18 years old.” “NO!” Over and over, these are the responses that I got when I was seeking a marathon in South America as part of my World Marathon Tour for Prostate Cancer Awareness. My…

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    The Red Tent

    If your race is going well, you probably don’t even notice the red tents along the way. Filled with cheering, expectant volunteers often wearing red, they are tucked in separate from water or GU stations, right along the path every few miles, especially near that steep hill and the finish line. Normally you’ll run right…

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    Six Ways to Improve Your Running by Not Running

    I remember I was working at a gym. A lanky couple came in inquiring about membership. I was going to give them a tour when they said, “We just want to know how many treadmills you have.” So I told them and proceeded to tell them about some other features of the gym. “That’s OK,”…

  • Antarctica Marathon 2013 - Winter Vinecki
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    A World Record in Antarctica, and Much More

    THE JOURNEY BEGINS They say the Drake Passage has the roughest seas in the world. Today’s 60-knot winds and 35-foot waves reassured us of that fact. We clung to items being thrown across the ship and struggled to keep our footing. Somehow it seems we have not yet crossed the finish line for the 2013…

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