Riga is a great city for running. The streets are wide and there are lots of parks. You can run anywhere. Only the old town with its old cobble stone roads (and sidewalks) might not be the best place for a run. This loop, I often take, is a good way to get in some […]
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Taking the stress from work and dumping it on the pavement and not on your family. During a run after work you can rethink all the “I should have done this,” or “I will do this tomorrow” that your work leaves you with at the end of the day. You won’t solve all your problems, […]
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OK, you passed that first hurdle and are actually capable of being able to run. Congratulations. Now, running will become a routine and that often comes hand in hand with boredom which leads to lack of motivation which leads to, you know where this is heading. However, you might be the type of guy who simply enjoys […]
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The obvious answer is “of course it does!” Especially if you ask the person who is busy looking after the kids and cooking while you are shuffling along the park enjoying the scenery. I am not going to deny the meditative quality of running and the often needed solitude a sixty minute run can give […]
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This New Year’s Eve, while in Barcelona, I ran my fourth race since I got back into running on Feb 1, 2012. It was the Cursa dels Nassos, an annual race near the oceanside of the city. Cursa del Nassos means “running of the noses.” There were about 10.000 runners and I managed to finish 6.216th! […]
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Some days are harder than others to head out for a run. Just like most winter days this year, the temperature was at the freezing point and the sky was just one big grey cloud. I found it difficult to get motivated to head out the door. But children truly are an inspiration. After hearing them fight for twenty minutes, I was ready to go! This run was planned as a pre marathon training run, just to see where I stand. Took it easy and pushed a little half way. From a trainer’s eye, it would be called a successful run. I chose a pretty depressing route and Sunday morning is still considered late Saturday night for some. So, this gave me the opportunity to do some speed work, varying my pace from 5K race pace to steady trot depending on the street I passed, as well as who was on it.
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