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Stamford: Cummings to Cove Run

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Stamford: Cummings to Cove Run

Here’s a nice route I ran today from Cummings Park to Cove Island. Not only is it a scenic and fairly low-traffic route, it’s also very versatile. It can be as short as 4 miles (if you just run from the middle of one park to the middle of the next and back) or as […]

More Tips For Beginning Runners

May 12, 2010 by  
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More Tips For Beginning Runners

As promised, here’s the follow up to my last post, Five Tips for Beginning Runners. One issue that’s bound to come up with running is that it can be hard on the body and care needs to be taken to avoid injury or discomfort. Potential problems include Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, foot pain, shin splints, […]

Five Tips For Beginning Runners

April 21, 2010 by  
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Five Tips For Beginning Runners

Fitness has been a part of my life for decades, but I’m definitely a novice runner, as you might have already learned from reading I Call Myself a Runner. I’m really enjoying this new running lifestyle; I’m managing my weight and stress levels and getting outside. It also doesn’t hurt that running costs nothing and […]

Greenwich Point Park 10K Run

April 18, 2010 by  
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Greenwich Point Park 10K Run

To get in shape for the Norwalk Mother’s Day 10K, I’ve been trying to get in about 10 kilometers (about 6.2 miles) on my weekend run. Today I needed a change of pace from my usual downtown Stamford route and I found a really gorgeous one just over the town line in Greenwich. I parked […]

Moving From Treadmill to Street Running

April 13, 2010 by  
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Moving From Treadmill to Street Running

Spring has sprung and all of us who fancy ourselves runners are anxious to leave the treadmill behind and start logging some distance on the roads. But, beware, these seemingly simple transitions can often result in unwanted injuries and land you completely on the sidelines. There’s more to transitioning from indoors to outdoors than turning […]

Inspiration: I Call Myself a Runner

March 7, 2010 by  
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Inspiration: I Call Myself a Runner

I’d like to call myself a runner. But that’s probably a stretch. I frequently say things like, “I went for a great run last night,” when I really mean I shuffled around my neighborhood some until I got tired, then came home and tried not to look at the cookies in the cabinet. But I’m […]

Stamford: Mill River Fitness Run

March 7, 2010 by  
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Stamford: Mill River Fitness Run

This 5-mile run has it all: a jaunt through the park, a stretch just feet away from the Mill River, and a little bit of urban flavor. Plus, there are plenty of places to have lunch if you start/finish the run in the downtown area. I pointed out one of my favorites on the map, […]

Stamford: Cove 5-Mile Fitness Run

March 5, 2010 by  
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Stamford: Cove 5-Mile Fitness Run

Here’s a nice scenic run around the Cove area. As you’ll see by the map, it’s easily adjustable to become shorter or longer while still taking advantage of the great views. View Stamford: Cove 5-Miler in a larger map To do the 5-miler, start by running a lap on the paved path in the park […]