The Subjectivity of Running Speed

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by Austin Bonds The 119th running of the prestigious Boston Marathon ended recently, and needless to say the field was full of very fast runners. A good friend of mine finished in 2:59:50, though if I put his amazing time in perspective, the winner of the men’s race, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, broke the tape […]

Respecting the Heat on the Run–I Never Seem to Learn

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I feel like I write this post every spring. In fact, I probably do. I figure that maybe if I keep writing it, one year I’ll learn to do things differently. This was not that year. Yesterday I went for a seven mile run. Nothing too special about that, but it was the first really […]

Running During Pregnancy–An Interview With Sarah Canney of Run Far Girl

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  I met Sarah Canney back in August 2012 at a running workshop that I taught along with my friend and co-worker Brett Coapland. At the time, Sarah was 8-months pregnant with her second child, and she’s the first and only near full-term pregnant runner I have ever captured in a slow motion gait video. […]

Flirting With Heat Exhaustion on Today’s Run

There’s a fine line between being tough about your training and being stupid. I crossed that line today, then continued to run a bit further. I had 8 miles on my schedule, but honestly had not thought to look at the weather report this morning. I was working in my air-conditioned office at the clinic […]

Review of YakTrax Run Traction Cleats

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Dealing with traction on winter runs can be challenging for a road runner. Most of the time I find that a decent pair of lugged trail shoes suffices for mixed conditions on sidewalks and roads (mostly crusty ice and snow up here in NH), but there are certain times when a trail shoe alone won’t […]

Shorts Or No Shorts Over Running Tights – A Post on Winter Running

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We’re all friends here right? Ok, so I’m going to cover a sensitive topic in this post (pun intended). Hold on tight! On Tuesday I went for a run in a snowstorm. The flakes were coming down pretty steadily, the roads and sidewalks were completely snow-covered, and the temperature when I left was 13 degrees […]