In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    The Importance of Running Shoes That Fit Your Feet

    The sales person at the running store seemed to think that I needed running shoes for over pronation. I’m pretty sure he’s wrong. As a matter of fact I’m 100% certain he’s wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever had any over-pronation problems. Over-Pronation “A certain amount of this is

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    8 Mile Walk in the Scorching Midday Heat!

    I was inspired by ultra marathoners who have raced the Badwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon Race recently. One of the greats is Scott Jurek, who has won several of the famous ultra marathons around the world. Now, I’m far from being any kind of ultra marathoner, let alone a beginning

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    Alternating Running Days with Rest Days

    Yesterday’s 4 mile run was good, but once again, what I thought was an overcast, cool run turned out to be a scorching hot run through the second half of the workout. It’s been pretty hot and humid here in San Diego. I’ve lived here almost all my life

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    Injury Prevention By Keeping A Training Log

    I’ve already covered the idea of a training log, but I wanted to further share some ideas and thoughts on this. I initially learned about training logs by reading about world class triathletes. It makes perfects sense, because triathletes have to juggle three different endurance sports, all rolled into

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    Running, Drumming and Being Careful With Your Knees

    When I was a much younger drummer, a much older drummer told me with a laugh, “you’re going to ruin your knees”. And it made me think, “as a drummer, am I eventually going to ruin my knees?” But, at the same time I don’t think this older drummer

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    Running Notes: A Nice and Easy 5 miles

    One of my mantras is the classic “train, don’t strain”. It’s far too easy to push and race every time. But it takes more discipline to stay in control and train properly, stay within your aerobic threshold, and focus on a training plan. I had a nice run around

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