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Running in the 'Meda: Redwood Regional Park

To celebrate one year of blogging for The Alamedan, and for my third installment of the "Great Places to Run in the East Bay" series, let's go to Redwood Regional Park. This is a huge park up in the Oakland hills that has, not surprisingly, lots of beautiful redwood trees. There are 38 miles of trails in the park, most of which I have run on at one time or another. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Redwood Regional Park

Running in the 'Meda: A runner's report card

I like to track my fitness. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I focused mostly on how fast I was running, typically comparing my times for road and track races. When I got into my 40s, though, as with approximately 100 percent of humans, I couldn't run as fast as I used to, so I started to look at my year-to-year fitness in different ways. Sometimes it involved miles of running (e.g., how many compared to the previous five years), or combined workouts of running, walking, cycling, and swimming. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: A runner's report card

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