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Running in the cold & surviving a dip into the red zone

Last Saturday, the weather said “feels like 5 degrees” Fahrenheit, and the weather app mentioned a “wind advisory.” Did that stop me from bundling up and meeting my Run Minnesota Polar Bear run group at 8 am to run 10 miles? Sure didn’t!  Run gear for the cold I followed the run gear chart that

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Open your heart

I’m wearing the ZIO XT heart monitor for the week and yesterday at the Chocoholic Frolic 10K, I left my newly discovered run-walk-run method of 45 seconds running, 15 seconds walking, in the dust. I ran with effort for more than 35 minutes without walking. Mile 1, I did in 11:14. Mile 2, I did

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Year of Running comes to a close + Kickstarter update

Finding a cardiologist who values running means I won’t have to give up running any time soon. It’s the end of October and I’ve completed the last of five long runs that I set as my goal to do in 2022.  I declared this year as my year of running and I selected three half

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Run-walk-run really works AND Kickstarter campaign info

A few weeks ago, I was in a pit of despair and thought I might have to give up running. This completely sucked because it’s only been the past few years that I’ve at long last fallen in love with running. It took me more than 15 years of regular running to finally discover that

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Soup season has arrived again

I love soup. In my world there really isn’t “soup season.” That’s because no matter the time of year, I eat soup almost every week. Granted when the seasons turn, which here in Minnesota they most certainly do, and the temperatures cool down as has happened this week, I find myself looking online and in

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Run disappointment strikes

I ran my third half marathon race of 2022 last Sunday, September 11th, the Jeff Winters City of Lakes Half Marathon, put on by Run Minnesota.  Time goal not met Much to my chagrin, I did not meet my time goal. In fact, starting at mile 7 all the way through until the end of

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