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Category: Nutrition

  • Marathon Training Begins

    Marathon Training Begins

    Probably the worse run of my life was the 2003 Boston Marathon. I had never run a marathon and was woefully under trained. I had jumped at an opportunity without much thought and had no concept of what I was about to do. The two things I had going for me were youth (38 years-old)…

  • How to Prep for your First 5K

    How to Prep for your First 5K

    In January I wrote How to choose your first 5K and How to choose a running watch. I was expanding on the information from the info-graphic below. In this post I discuss the other points in the info-graphic. I don’t have a dog, so I can’t give any advise from my own experience there. I’ll…

  • CoffeeBar


    I first met the founders of New Grounds Food at a Meetup in Somerville. Johnny Fayad and Ali Kothari were students at Northeastern University at the time. They told the group about the CoffeeBar they had developed which was organic, vegan, gluten-free and delicious. They were still deep in the trenches of start-up mode and…

  • Training Day with Ryan Hall

    Training Day with Ryan Hall

    Yesterday I posted a brief video of Kara Goucher giving some training advice. Training Day with Ryan Hall Today I have a 15 minute video that follows a March 2011 training day with Ryan Hall. Ryan was running a 15 mile tempo run in Flagstaff, AZ. He was in Flagstaff training for the 2011 Boston Marathon…

  • Super Sunday Long Run Part II

    Super Sunday Long Run Each year our club volunteers for the “Victorian Fair” in Melrose. Melrose has many Victorian style homes that are just amazing. I have been told that many of these homes were built by railroad owners and executives. It’s a big street fair with vendors and local civic organizations. The Melrose Running Club…

  • Brubar review

    Back in 2014 I was buying brewing supplies at Modern Homebrew Emporium and saw a display for Brubars at the check out counter. I’m pretty sure this product is no longer available, but I still think it’s a cool idea. I had never seen a Brubar before, but the guy at the store said they…, pub-4167727599129474, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0