Category Archives: Running

Making the Most of Tapering

With a week and a half until my marathon I’m well into my taper, those few weeks before a race when you slash you mileage to let your body recover to get you to the start line rested and ready … Continue reading

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No Sweat, Literally: The final stretch

If you’ve been paying attention, you know the Race Against Racism/Splash of Color 5K is this weekend. Crazy, right? These five to six weeks of training have gone by so quickly, but I feel I’ve come a really long way. … Continue reading

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Still Feeling Like A Runner When You’re Injured

Hi all! As I talked about last week, I’m currently nursing a knee diagnosis of “Acute CMP” – a fancy term for inflamed cartilage under the kneecap. I’m currently rocking it out at Physical Therapy, doing my exercises at home … Continue reading

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Every runner has a story

I started interviewing local runners this January. I had known since last year I wanted to do a project that looked at athletes who ran the Boston Marathon last year. Specifically, I wanted to talk to runners who were going … Continue reading

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No Sweat, Literally: A girl’s got to eat

I underestimate the power of my stomach. It was a busy week for me. Throw in 5K training for the Race Against Racism/Splash of Color and I just felt like things weren’t slowing down. I’m getting married in a month, … Continue reading

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Give Blood for Boston

Looking for a positive way to honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings? Give blood with the York Road Runners and the American Red Cross for the first Boston Strong Memorial Blood drive. The drive runs 2-7:30 on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Air for my Armpits

Guys, it finally happened. The first tank top run of the year, a glorious day to be celebrated across the land! In a few months I will be begging for mercy from the heat, but right now I’m basking in … Continue reading

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No Sweat, Literally: Breaking barriers

I woke up last Wednesday, just a day after Tara Neff at YWCA York had given me the new interval challenge for the week, and I was dreading it. I went out for my first run for the week and … Continue reading

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New to hill repeats? Try these workouts

The neighborhoods surrounding York Suburban High School are perfect for Dan VanHouwe, the school’s track and field and cross-country coach, to have his athletes run  hill repeats. Hill workouts aren’t just for track stars though. Adding hills to your weekly … Continue reading

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Work B**ch

“The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.” Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner I get these quotes from Runner’s World every morning and honestly, I barely glance at them. I’m not really sentimental and … Continue reading

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