The Run Around
Eleven running columns that I wrote during the 2000 season that were published in the Gazette
By Matt Carpenter
The Starting Line 2/29/2000
Bill Radfords great introductory piece on starting a new running program. This story also introduced The Run Around.
Eight-week training program 2/29/2000
A training program to get you off the couch and into your first 5K.
Column #1: Introduction 3/2/2000
Welcome to The Run Around, a new column dedicated to the sport of running. Running can be done just
about anywhere, anytime by anybody.
Column #2: Effective workout plan is all about balance 3/16/2000
Running, like a house, needs a good foundation. My running foundation is shaped like a triangle.
Column #3: Little voice helps runners avoid injury 3/30/2000
It seems runners are among the healthiest group of sick people there are. Before or after every run or race
you can hear the battle cry of the running wounded.
Column #4: Take a run at goal step by step 4/13/2000
El Paso Boulevard. For me, the day after a long run is one of the hardest to get through, and today things are feeling a little worse than normal.
Column #5: Spring into speed training 5/04/2000
This is the time of year when runners take advantage of longer days and warmer weather and head to the track.
Column #6: Thoughts take flight during a run 5/18/2000
It seems I always get asked: what do you think about when you run? The answer depends on what type of running Im doing.
Column #7: Safest race-day strategy? 6/1/2000
As runners, we always are looking for ways to improve our race-day performances. Its odd, but my list of things to do on race day looks more like a list of things NOT to do.
Column #8: Are you a noser? Open up your breathing 6/15/2000
Today it happened again. I ran next to someone who was making a labored sound while breathing.
Column #9: Sometimes, runners can be own worst enemy 6/29/2000
Its kind of ironic, but the conclusion a runner draws after a good race or a bad race is often the same: I must do more.
Column #10: 20-minute workout helps runners 7/13/2000
Its a simple enough concept: To race fast, we must train fast. The hard part is figuring out what workout to do for the fast training.
Column #11: Sometimes you just need a timeout 8/3/2000
That was the case for me not too long ago. I was in the middle of what should have been an easy run and it was quickly becoming a grind.