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Category: The Casual Runner

Walking vs Running…Do they have the same benefits?

The other day I was on my way to work and while leaving my neighborhood I saw some women walking, my first thought was &#8220…

Music Monday is Going Back a Ways

I started Music Monday because I wanted to make it easy for runners to have (what I think is) good music for their playlist. I…

Fast 5k training update

    I said I would check back weekly to give an update on my new 5k training plan. As it turns out it&#8217…

Music Monday is Honoring Another Rock Star: R.I.P. Chris Cornell

    It seems I have dedicated quite a few Music Mondays to dead musicians. Deaths from various causes…accidental drug overdose, suicide, cancer…

Running Fast After 50 : Is It Doable? Let’s Find Out

        That is the question running around in my head as of lately. I’ve been running long distance for over…

Race Morning: Be Prepared and Everything will Run Smooth

          Running a race, whether it’s your first or 50th, can be stressful. Make it less stressful by following…

Music Monday…”‘Cause it’s a Party”

This weeks song comes from an artist who always promotes peace and love, Carlos Santana. I heard this song while driving to San Luis Obispo…

SLO Half Marathon 2017 Re-Cap

I love destination races! To me it’s like killing 2 birds with 1 stone.  I get a weekend away and my long…

Positive thinking can go a long way in running a good race!

    Is it possible to run a good race even if 2 weeks before race day I took a 5 day road trip and…

My road trip to Oregon and a week without running.

A week without running definitely took a toll on my half marathon training schedule, but it was worth it. It was a great week…