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Let’s go outside this, shall we.

This week, just a brief post about a particular “zone.”

I’m not talking about “time zones,” those things that drive us insane with jet lag when flying cross-country.

Nor am I talking about “The Twilight Zone,” that crazy place stemming from the marvelous mind of Rod Serling and the reason why you should always have two pairs of reading glasses… just in case of the apocalypse (TZ fans know what I’m talking about).

Nope, today I’m talking about a much more popular and destructive zone… The Comfort Zone. Read the rest of this entry


Today's post is brought to you by the letter "W."

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “W.”

Yesterday I broached a bit of a controversial subject as I started discussing the “W” word. “W” as in walking.

To some runners, walking during a race is no big deal and even a good thing. Others, however, might consider it a sign of running inadequacy.

You can check out “The ‘W’ Word, Part 1” here.

I ended yesterday’s post with a “Check in tomorrow,” as I teased that walking can actually make you a faster runner.

Say what?

You heard me right. Walking can indeed help you improve your race times. And this is no internet hocus-pocus where they promise results if you do exactly the opposite of what makes sense.

How can you get faster by going slower?

The answer is simple… employ a run/walk ratio.

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