Category Archives: Advice, tips and tricks

Advice, tips and tricks for runners in Gainesville.

Run Gainesville Gives Birth to Run Miami

Admittedly, I’m a little late with this update.  So sue me!  (No, please don’t.  I have no money for you to take, anyway.) Run Gainesville is not dead.  Ho! Far from it. Rather, like a cuddly brown bear, Run Gainesville … Continue reading

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Back Up and Running

It’s been a busy couple of months. Since January, I’ve visited Israel, driven through and/or stayed in every state between Florida and New York – twice – spent five days in New Orleans and a weekend back in Gainesville.  All … Continue reading

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Running Through the Holidays – Don’t Fall!

It seems as though just about everyone struggles to maintain a workout regimen throughout the holidays, myself included. Whether it’s the weather, the food or the family that’s keeping you from fitness during the holidays, I want to tell you … Continue reading

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10 Things I’ve Learned From Three Years of Running

1.  Trail running can lead to secluded fantasy-inducing encounters with sexy, and often sweat soaked, women or men. 2.  Sadly, he or she may have a different take on the matter. 3.  You will have to poop on some of … Continue reading

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Five Fun Ways to Warm Up For Your Run

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?!” For many runners, warming up for a run is a lot like eating your veggies (or meat, … Continue reading

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Running with Music: The Art of the Playlist

University of Florida student, aspiring music producer and runner Brandyn Sullins, like many runners, enjoys listening to music while out for a jog. But Sullins doesn’t just throw a handful of his favorite songs into his iTunes playlist before heading … Continue reading

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Get Your Hill Workout On: Six Gainesville Hills Great For Running

Love it or hate it, Gainesville is, for the most part, F-L-A-T flat. After all, we live and play in The Swamp.  Not Rocky Top.  Not Mountaineer Field. The Swamp. But that doesn’t mean runners can’t get their hill workouts … Continue reading

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Runnin’ in the Rain

Well, so far it seems that Hurricane Irene is skirting right past us here in Gainesville.  I’ll take it! But something tells me we’re in for at least a few scattered storms from Irene’s outer bands this weekend. Don’t let … Continue reading

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Local Gainesville Running Links

*Scene from the upcoming BBC special: “Planet Earth: The University”* The end of August marks one of the great migrations this world has ever seen. Students – thousands of them – return from a summer-long hibernation. It may take days … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Shaded Trails in Gainesville

If you’ve done any running in Gainesville, you’ve probably noticed there’s ample runner-friendly streets, paths and trails at your disposal.  You’ve probably also noticed, as I have, that shade in these areas can be hard to come by. There are, … Continue reading

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