Monthly Archives: February 2011

Deficiency Complexity


When I race or run long in the summer I often get a post-run headache. I’ve long thought it’s caffeine related and have tried to remedy that by drinking soda or coffee after an event. But now I’m beginning to … Continue reading

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A Completely Unscientific Caffeine Study


I am undertaking a study on the effect of caffeine on my performance. It is completely unscientific, lacks any monitoring or supervision, and is based on my perception only. So why do it? Well, it isn’t entirely self-inflicted. I’m having … Continue reading

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Cross Train = Less Strain


The marathon training plan I’m following right now is the FIRST plan, developed by the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training. I used the FIRST half marathon plan for my last half and PR’d by 6 minutes. FIRST training … Continue reading

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The Most Fun You Can Have While Running, Even When Lost


So one of the guys in my triathlon group posts that he’s doing his 20 mile run on Monday if anyone would like to join him. He’s running a 3 mile loop…7 times. My first thought is, “that would drive … Continue reading

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Starting Slow and Backing Off…Lessons Learned from my Son


My 8 year old son is a fast swimmer, but a slow starter. Since all his swim events are just 25 meters long, this is a problem. Much of the time a 25 meter race is won with a good … Continue reading

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