Monthly Archives: November 2008

What About Larry?

Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a reader who has the goal to walk a marathon in under 5 hours. He followed Larry Smith’s training for the Columbus Marathon in the Fall issue and couldn’t wait to find … Continue reading

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Another Cold Rain

About 10 a.m. I head out the door for a walk. The original plan was to leave around 9, focus on form and walk for 45 min, but I kept finding a reason to delay. As I left, it started … Continue reading

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Rookie Mistakes

Am I a rookie or what? You would think that the way I approached yesterday’s Flying Feather, I had never entered a race before! Mistake #1: My race clothes were not ready in advance. I only air dry my technical … Continue reading

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My First Thanksgiving Day Race

Yesterday’s Flying Feather 4-mile race in Westerville, OH was a lot of fun! There were nearly 2,000 people entered in the event. With two other turkey day races in the Central Ohio area, I can’t believe this one attracted that … Continue reading

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Cold or Rain – But Not Both

I know! I know! I am ocassionally a hypocrite. I am a big proponent of walking outside in all types of weather. If you walk outside regularly, you get acclimated and then it doesn’t feel so cold or hot. Then … Continue reading

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It’s COLD Out There!

At 8 this morning I was out in my neighborhood walking at a brisk pace. It was about 16 degrees, much colder than typical this time of year. I have not had a chance to get acclimated because the cold … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk Cut Short

I knew time would be short today, and it was sunny and beautiful about noon. So I decided to take a walk at lunch to get in some movement and improve my mood. Granted, I was not dressed for walking … Continue reading

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I Hate the Postal Service!

OK, that statement is probably a little bit extreme. The truth is, I have had more than my fair share of bad luck with the United States and Canadian postal services. With every issue of WALK! Magazine we mail, there … Continue reading

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Great Dinner in Charleston

While in Charleston, I had dinner with Julien Smith, race director of the popular Cooper River Bridge Run. He does a million other things, but I met him through the Bridge Run, the biggest race he directs. It was really … Continue reading

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Uninspired Walk

I had intended to get up early and walk. It didn’t work. I had a few minor things to get done, but the amount of time needed filled the amount of time I had. Funny how that works. All of … Continue reading

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