Mama Said There’ll Be Days Like This

Some days running is wonderful and some days it’s more like a chore. Today was one of those days. I had to run earlier than usual because I had a dinner date. I loaded some great new songs on my iPod that turned out not to be right (sorry Katy Perry, but Rise just doesn’t […]

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What is the Perfect Running Distance?

The short answer? Whatever you want it to be! (or maybe not – see the update below…) Running should be fun and not a chore. I love 5k runs even though I have run longer distances. My friends and I decided to participate in a couple of 10k runs for charity and so I trained […]

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Never Stop Running

There are some people in this world who have to overcome multiple obstacles on a daily base and still succeed in setting a shining example for all of us. This inspirational story highlights the journey of Amaris Tyynismaa and how she runs through everything. Whenever I am on a run and I don’t feel like I […]

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One-Legged Standing for Better Sleep

I know what you are thinking: how can one-legged standing improve sleep? Seriously, what are you thinking? Trust me, that was my first thought too when I stumbled upon this method. But since I was suffering from insomnia and desperate for sleep I decided this was a really cheap find, so why not? The method is […]

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180bpm Playlist

Since I wrote about how increasing my pace to 180 bpm made me a better runner, I received several questions about my playlist. It’s a bit of a mixed bag with some retro added. Here it is in alphabetical order: Above the Timberline – Five for Fighting Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison […]

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Running at 180bpm

When I started running I did not care too much about the pace, I set my own and that worked well for me. One day, I read an article about distance running coach Jack Daniels and how he analyzed the pace of elite runners. He found that most of them took 180 steps per minute. […]

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Running in Boston

Boston is one of my favourite cities in the world. Every time I get to visit, I try to add a couple of days to my trip. I like that I can walk many places and that there is history around every corner. Last time I was there I stayed in a hotel near the […]

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Running in Zakynthos

Recently I went on a well-deserved break to one of the Greek isles: Zakynthos. It’s not very big and you are nowhere allowed to drive faster than 50km/hr so definitely relaxing! We stayed in an off the beaten track apartment in the north of the island and we had a great time. And of course, after […]

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When The Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Ever since I took up running I’ve run in Asics. The size is right and I like the cushioning. For many years I bought their GT2000 shoes and they served me well. Until my old ones had to be replaced and I went to the store to pick up a new pair. I didn’t give […]

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Running in Dubai

I went to Dubai to speak at a conference and it was a really quick trip. When I arrived it was already dark. The taxi driver who drove me to the hotel pointed out a few of the sights but I mostly remember construction sites. It was late, but the temperature was nice and there […]

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