Running without A Tracker is More Fun!

I run to stay healthy, to keep my insomnia under control and because it’s an easy exercise when I travel. I’ve always run without trackers: I map out my runs online and I know my average speed because I look at my start and stop times. And sometime I participate in runs and they will […]

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Running in New York

It was pitch dark and freezing cold when I left my hotel at 5.30am in the morning after donning running gear. I was staying in a hotel close to Columbus and as I only was in New York for 2 days, I was determined to run in Central Park. It had snowed the day before […]

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Running in Amsterdam

copyright Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s small enough to walk everywhere and there is history around every corner. So I never miss an opportunity to visit. If you expect that I run along the canals in Amsterdam, you’re bound to be disappointed. Though exceptionally beautiful, I won’t recommend running in […]

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Running in Vegas

I’m back in Vegas for a conference. And to help my body adjust to the change in time zones, I run in the early morning even though it’s already warm. If you slow down your regular pace a bit, it’s a fun run. I usually run here around 6am when the temperature is still comfortable. […]

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Running Olympic Barcelona

Whenever I am traveling for business, I try to map my runs in such a way that I see at least some of the sights. And when I traveled to Barcelona, I was set on running around the Olympic venue. I had seen that my hotel was not too far from there, but it was […]

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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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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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