Running Route Review: Grimes Mill Loop

Grimes Mill Loop AKA The Toughest 10 Miler in Town This time of year many of you are training for a spring marathon or half marathon. Some might even be getting ready to do an ultra distance race. Since many of our more popular local long distance races involve a […]

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Running in Mexico City

Running in Mexico City Photo courtesy of Echelon Baxter, Wikimedia Commons Mexico City is the Western Hemisphere’s megalopolis. It’s bigger in most measures than any city in the Americas. It has the most museums and the longest history. Despite these superlatives it has a hard time living down its (mostly […]

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Eating and Running in Lexington

Anyone who’s hung around John’s enough knows that our conversations don’t go on very long without returning to food. Everyone likes eating, not the least runners. Serious runners need lots of calories to sustain their training regimen, recreational runners sometimes run to justify eating more. I’m in the middle of […]

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Running Route Review Figg Lane

Lexington-area Route Reviews Maybe you inferred from my last entry but I love travel. That being said, the amount of time, money and energy that I invest in traveling belies the fact that I love Kentucky. The more I travel, the more I feel compelled to witness to Kentucky’s under-sung […]

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Top 5 Running Trails in Central Kentucky

Occasionally we get a customer who comes in and asks about trail running in our area. Unfortunately Lexington isn’t exactly Boulder or Chattanooga when it comes to trail running. That said there are a few places you can go that aren’t completely terrible. Here is my list of the Top […]

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Ego and Competition

The ego is like a really high maintenance toddler. It’s self-centered, overly sensitive and it requires frequent placation. It’s penchant for aggression and self-deception has earned it a top spot on the hit list of most religions worldwide. And its true that no matter how modest the pursuit, success is […]

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University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab

I had a chance recently to visit the University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab, sometimes referred to as the U.K. Running Lab. They recently moved into their brand new facility on Rose St and the lab founder, Dr. Brian Noehren along with the lab coordinator, Chelsea Beegan were on hand to […]

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The Essentials of Run Commuting

It’s a well-publicized piece of running lore: Former marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie honed his ability (and idiosyncratic form) at an early age by running ten kilometers to and from school each day. This tale, with rural Ethiopia as its backdrop, is easy to dramatize as perseverance triumphing over adversity. […]

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