Category Archives: Running

Slow and Sweaty: The tale of a miserable runner

My runs have been total crap lately. Like serious, massive, steaming piles of garbage. 16-miler? Crap. 40 minute tempo run? Crap. 8-miler? Crap. My energy is zapped. My legs are heavy and sore and my pace is like that of … Continue reading

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Running tips for long distances

Running can be a difficult thing for anyone. There are people who love it, people who don’t love it, and then people who like it because it’s a good workout but actually hate it.

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With views like this, who needs to sleep in?

Last week I visited my sister in Colorado. If I wasn’t a runner, my first day there I would have slept in, then happily sat her couch drinking coffee. Instead, I got up at 5:45am and spent an hour running up … Continue reading

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Disconnected and it feels so good

Last week I went camping in the Adirondacks. I shut my phone off, shut my brain off, and disconnected completely. I fished, swam, went tubing, leisurely biked, ate, and drank to my heart’s content. It was awesome. I only had … Continue reading

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Running gear worth swooning over

A serious chunk of my expendable income goes to running. New clothes, water bottles, watches, tunes, sneakers, races, it adds up. If I told you how much I spent on these things, you’d judge me. So I’m not going to … Continue reading

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My marathon story

My name is Bill Brent. I live in Dover, Pennsylvania and I’m a runner. I am often asked one of two questions. 1) When did you start running? 2) Why do you run so much?

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When jet skis attack…my quads

I competed in my 7th marathon in May, placed first in my age group in a sprint triathlon last week, run 5-6 times a week and sprinkle in bike rides, swims, and kayak trips whenever I can. What I’m saying … Continue reading

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Stroller Moms Keep Pushing

I met the stroller moms while on a run on the rail trail. I was heading the opposite way as two ladies pushing strollers ran by… then another…then a few more, I finally stopped the last two women in the … Continue reading

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Running my first 5k – with Foxy of course

I let Mark convince me into signing up for a 5k at Pinchot Park last week. I’ve never run a race before in my life – never actually been in any kind of race – biking or otherwise – in my adult life. I was a little nervous. I was going to run the 5k and Mark was going to run the 10k.

I knew if I was going to do it, I would have to bring Foxy, so I was relieved to find out that dogs were allowed.

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The waaaaiting is the hardest part

The week before a race is always the hardest for me. The work is done. All that’s left to do is compete and see what you can do. But instead you’ve got to go to work, sleep, pull back on … Continue reading

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