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Today marks three weeks and two days until the Bay to Breakers race. To me, that means we are close to when my "taper" should start.
If you are new to running or if you aren't that familiar with training for races, this might be an unfamiliar term. Tapering before a race means to reduce the training load so that you feel relatively fresh on the day of a race. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Tapering your training
On Monday, over 30,000 people will show up in Hopkinton, Mass. for a little excursion into the big city known as the Boston Marathon. I reported on the results last year, when Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the race since Greg Meyer in 1983. He'll wear bib number 1 this year, a special honor that is reserved for a race's winner from the previous year, and hopes to repeat. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: The Boston Marathon
Since I started the conversation about training for Bay to Breakers in last week's blog post, I want to focus on one piece of that training puzzle this week: tempo runs. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Training tempo runs
Today marks just over six weeks until one of my favorite races: Bay to Breakers, which is on May 17. Last year, I wrote a couple of blog posts about it, but was a bit too late to offer much advice for training for it. This year, I want to change that by starting now. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Training for Bay to Breakers
Do you like to run up and down steep hills? Then have I got a run for you!
This week, let's go to the southern end of Tilden Park. One of the most fun attractions in this park for children (OK, for lots of grownups, too) is to ride the steam train. It's quite a set-up they have there, and it is indeed a fun activity. But just a short distance away are a couple of great running trails that are part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail system. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Tilden Park
This week, we visit yet another East Bay park that makes a terrific running venue, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. This is not the biggest park in the park system, but with the dense network of trails, you could practically run all day long. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline