Category Archives: running gear

A Cold Saturday Morning Run

  This morning’s run was cold. Don’t get me wrong, the run itself was fine, no different from my other Saturdays’. But the air cut right through my thoughts and forced me to keep my muffler on all the way … Continue reading

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Equipment Failure

  Without any warning, the wristband for my running watch broke. Yup. Right in the middle of my run. I heard a thud and turned around. And there was my watch on the pavement. I went back and picked it … Continue reading

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Break Out The Winter Gears

  Did I mention it’s cold outside in the Washington DC area?  This morning I had to dig out my winter running gears for my run.  No more tank top and shorts, at least not for me. It was in … Continue reading

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A Heat Run Challenge

  The status board in front of a local community center says “85 degree” as I glanced up while running this morning.  It was hot. Sweats was dripping down my eyebrows as I pressed my soaked legs forward. My run … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Tender Heel

  Marathon Training 38 min (4 mi), overcast & 72 degree My left and right foot have different gaits.  It is clear from the callouses on my soles and the wearing patterns on my shoes that I don’t run evenly.  … Continue reading

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Reblog: 5 Cold-Weather Running Myths

The official winter starts in three days (for northern hemisphere).  Whether you are hardcore runner or casual jogger, the five cold-weather running myths busters by MapMyRun provides useful tips. Tips like hydration, layering, starting  your running into the wind, so … Continue reading

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Run Report for Late October

The chill in the air gave me second thought about if I dressed warm enough.  You see I was prepared for my run today.  But the sun looked warm and inviting.  And I hated to be overdressed while running.  Not … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Cold Weather Running

5 mile easy, 45 degree Fahrenheit, cold. While no white smoke coming out of my mouth this morning, I felt what a cold, finger numbing run it was.  The run, I told myself, in a way could be a preview … Continue reading

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Marathon Under Two Hours?

Sounds incredible?  So was the 4 minute mile back in 1954 before Roger Bannister broke it.  Not to mention, runners have been progressively getting faster due to advancements in technology and training. Current world record for marathon is 2.02:57 (2 … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 14 – Running Gears

10/1/2016 – 8 AM run, light drizzle, 8 miles easy Originally planned 12 mile run today, but my left foot got a superficial cut from the minimal shoes strap which was wet from the weather.  It would definitely get bloodier … Continue reading

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