Monthly Archives: June 2007

National Mountain Running Championships

I went back to New Hampshire one more time to take on the country’s toughest mountain runners in the national championships at Mt. Cranmore in North Conway, NH. Unlike the Mt. Washington road race which was entirely uphill, this race featured extreme uphill and downhill sections. Continue reading

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Adirondack Adventure

After a grueling race up Mt. Washington, my family thought it would be a good idea for me to get away and relax at our camp in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. It’s a trip back in time as I explore a magical region of the country that still embraces many of the ideals and styles of the 19th century. Continue reading

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Only One Hill – The Mount Washington Road Race

The 47th running of the Mount Washington Road Race drew 1000 of the toughest and fittest athletes from around the world. Mountain runners, marathoners, triathletes and cyclists come to test themselves on the highest peak in the northeastern United States. A mountain that has a reputation for being one of the deadliest in North America, and for having the world’s worst weather. Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts on Deep Vein Thrombosis

Have you ever heard of blood clots forming in passenger’s legs during long flights? Is it a myth or reality? Well, one of my subscribers sent me to a website that has caused me some concern . Check it out for yourself. Continue reading

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Last Hard Workout Before U.S. Mtn. Championships

With the abundance of running trails within minutes of my house, I hardly ever head into Hollywood to run in the parks there. The parks in the Hollywood Hills (Santa Monica Mountains) are not only some of the largest city … Continue reading

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Southern California Masters Track Championships

More than two decades have passed since my last high school track meet, but it’s never too late to be a kid again. This was a day full of surprises and inspirational performances. I watched world record holders and grand parents alike proving that you are only as old as you feel. Continue reading

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Rollerblading to Prevent Injury

My warmup for the Southern California Masters Track Championships starts the day before the event. Instead of overdoing it on the road or trails, I incorporate some cross-training in the form of rollerblading. Yes, I said rollerblading. It’s a great way to reduce impact and repetitive stress injuries and build cardiovascular endurance and leg strength. Continue reading

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