Author - Ed Halper

Electronic Gadgetry – Run with or Run from?

I’ve always considered myself a “minimalist” or, maybe, “throwback” runner.

Thick cotton sweatshirts to insure a good sweat – no “Tech T’s.” My shoes are usually whatever was on sale at the discount outlet, and they’re worn way past the “300 to 500 mile” turnover date. I never listen to music when I run, either.

However, I recently inherited my son’s iPhone, …

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Running a Marathon at Age 69

Marlene Cimons, a 69-year old veteran marathoner and former columnist for Runner’s World, wrote an interesting article for the Washington Post entitled “Tale of an Ancient Marathoner.” Ms. Cimons had 12 marathons under her belt, and a best of 3:44.49 (in 1982), before toeing the line for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington this past October.

She had not run a marathon in 14 years, but was motivated by the loss of a beloved dog. She ran to raise money for two animal welfare organizations.…

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Donating Blood For Runners

By Ed Halper

 

Two or three times a year, I try to make a blood donation. I’ve read that donating a pint of blood can save up to three lives. Blood reserves are finite, too. In other words, the blood must be used in a certain amount of time to be beneficial to someone. So there is a constant need for donors, particularly in the summer months.…

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The Heart IS A Muscle

By Ed Halper

Finishing a good weight workout – you are “pumped!” Blood has rushed to your chest, biceps, triceps, or shoulders, and you can see and feel a difference in your body. It’s a good feeling! Following a hard cardio workout, you’re usually more drained, and the muscle that’s “pumped” is inside of you – your heart.…

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Six-Pack Abs for Runners

By, Ed Halper

Six-packs are a common discussions in health clubs – both the kinds you drink, and the ones that you develop through hard work, diet, and a little luck. The luck is your genes. Some people, genetically, have the propensity to develop ripped stomach muscles.…

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