From the category archives:


Baby, It’s Cold Outside! 6 Tips for Cold Weather Running

December 7, 2009

A request from Running Buddy reader KN came in this week:
“You need to talk about running when it is cold out.  Once the warm days are done I have a problem going outside and running.  I don’t like not being able to sweat and getting all itchy…..”
On the occasion of the coldest day this winter [...]

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The Anatomy of Injury Denial, Part III

December 5, 2009

This is the third article in a series describing my first ever running injury in 20 years, how I’ve dealt with it heretofore, and my path to recovery.
My first few trips to see my physical therapist Nicole were a treat for my inquiring mind.  The human body is an amazing machine.  In fact, it is [...]

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch…

December 3, 2009

That is the question confronting every runner every time he puts on his shoes and contemplates taking that first step.  It can be a tough question to answer, especially for the patience-challenged among us who just want to get out the door and go.

When I began my running career the idea of heading out [...]

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The Anatomy of Injury Denial, Part II

December 2, 2009

Yesterday I received a letter from my health insurance company informing me that after 20 visits to my physical therapist, no, they weren’t going to cover any more.  As to whether this prohibition applies to this year or forever, I’m not quite sure yet.  But it has me anxious.
In Monday’s post, The Anatomy of Injury [...]

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The Anatomy of Injury Denial

November 30, 2009

As a high school cross country and track coach, I witnessed more than a few times the sight of an athlete understating the severity of an injury to avoid being sidelined.  Instinctively, I understood this as a natural reaction to an unfortunate situation, especially for the most competitive boys and girls.  But it never really [...]

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