Staying Motivated

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 Running of the Noses

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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Winter “scenic” run


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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