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Category: Running

Running update

I’ve done done nine runs in the last sixteen days. Up until now, I feel like it’s all been shaking down my body, making sure everything works right.

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Chris Abraham Running Renaissance Summer 2018

My first run since I was sick in January 2017!

I took the first run of the rest of my life after being sick back in January 2017 this morning. Call my form Japanese Slow Jogging or Zombie Shuffle–the Cliff Young Ultra Shuffle?–but this is where it starts.

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 running shoes

Christening my new pair of Nike Pegasus running shoes

Back when I was a runner in my 20s and 30s, I either bought Saucony Jazz or Nike Pegasus running shoes. They never cost more than $85 at the time, which was a real deal even then.

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Albert Ernest Clifford "Cliff" Young, OAM was an Australian potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest, Victoria, best known for his unexpected win of the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983 at 61 years of age.

I’ve been doing the Cliff Young Ultra Shuffle

In the 2013 movie Cliffy, they must have been faithful to his running gait and pace. And they were! In fact, the Young Shuffle is a thing, also called the Ultra Shuffle.

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NordicTrack C 2950 treadmill

The best treadmills for runners, joggers, and walkers at home

I just received an email from Mei telling me about an article that she wrote for Reviews.com about the best treadmills after reading my article on this site, Hiit: 3 Minutes Of Anything Is Hard. I thought I would share excerpts of it with you since the only treadmill I use on a daily basis is my […]

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Rowing pneumonia

Last week, I felt like crap. Finally, the day before Thanksgiving, I huffed and puffed to my motorcycle and puttered down the clinic. Diagnosis: walking pneumonia. So, I am dosed with antibiotics and other drugs but missed the first day of the 2016 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.  Maybe I’ll do some really light meters tonight starting tonight, Black Friday, […]

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My last 5k in the series was my fastest by half-a-minute!

I took part in the 5-week series of 5ks called the Crystal City 5k Fridays, as you may know, and my first race took me 46:17, my second race took me 46:11, my 4th race took me 46:01 (I missed week three), and my final race took me 32-seconds fewer at 45:33!  So, I feel […]

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Running: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

Activity: Crystal City 5k Fridays Race 5 Distance: 3.29 mi Duration: 00:45:33 Average Speed: 3.7 mph Average Pace: 13:51 min/mi Calories Burned: 891 Heart Rate: 142 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/778205779 Start Time: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

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Chris Abraham after running 5k

Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays

After nursing my aching lumbago and missing race 3 of the Crystal City 5k Fridays series of races, I stopped exercising for two whole weeks and returned for week 4. I ran what I thought was a fast race, for me, but when I finished my girlfriend remembered a 45-something-minute time instead of my races times […]

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Still not dead last and I gained a wee bit in both pace and time

Last night I ran the second of five Friday night 5k runs in what’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays series sponsored by Pacers Running. Long and short of it: I shaved six seconds from my time last week: 46:17 vesus 46:11. Then, in terms of rank, 488th out of 497 men, this week it’s 510th […]

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