Tag Archives: Running

Love the Hills

I’ve reached the point in my training plan where a 10-mile run feels more exhilarating than painful. For me, that shift happens when I begin to love the hills. My dad, who was a marathon runner, once told me races … Continue reading

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To Run or Not to Run…

It’s true that running never gets easier, you just get better. But it’s also true that running can get harder on any given day of your training schedule. My last two runs are proof of that. Many factors positively or … Continue reading

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Mind Over Body

I’m into the 4th week of training and the time has come to focus on strengthening my mind. A shift in how I think during my runs is necessary and important, as my weekly mileage climbs. Up until now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Post-run Foods for Vegans

I just finished a 5-mile modified tempo run. It took me about 55 minutes — as I’m still incorporating walking intervals into my runs. My rule-of-thumb is any run over 45 minutes requires a post-run “meal.” The post-run meal should … Continue reading

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My Run Back From Injury

It’s tough for an injured runner to take time off to rest and heal. We don’t want to lose our momentum, strength, and endurance. Healthy eating habits can fall to the wayside. And life’s obligations too easily crowd into those time … Continue reading

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Goal-Setting Starts Here

The best laid fitness plans are easily derailed when life gets busy. Excuses abound: The kids were home for spring break; the new mortgage company requested a mountain of paperwork for the refinancing that they needed, like, yesterday; a recurring … Continue reading

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New Blog, New Focus

By way of introduction, I’ll explain why I named this blog The Distance Writer. On the surface, it seems a neat and creative fusion of my two passions in life: Distance Running and Writing. But there’s a lot more to … Continue reading

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