Steve Smith’s Blog

Become a Life-Bender: Volunteer

There are some people who can bend life to their own will. They can shape the universe to their own liking and they have the ability to shape your life as well. There have been many such people, these life-benders. You don’t have to look very far to find them. They are among us; take a look. You have been …

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Reflections on the 2017 LA Marathon

Today was the 21st year the Pacers Running Club ran the Los Angeles Marathon. I really don’t know how many …

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Does exercise contribute to arthritis? Research says no.

An interesting read from Harvard Medical School. If you’re putting off getting into a regular exercise routine because you’re worried …

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Taper Madness

You are about two weeks away from the Big Race. It has been months of early rising, suiting up in …

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A Friend in Deed

“I have a pain in my knee, what should I do?” I overheard a runner ask his friend last week. …

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Around the Dinner Table: Be Industrious

I pass under a little bridge on my way to and from work nearly every day. It’s a strange little …

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Running Downhill (Part 2 of 2)

Downhill Racing

There is an old maxim of athletic training: “Training should always be sports specific.” So, if you want to be …

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Downhill Racing, I’m Going To Kill It On This one! (Part 1 of 2)

Downhill Racing

Revel Canyon is on our race calendar and its time to start training. It’s a big downhill race, big for …

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Nutrition For Runners

Nutrition for Runners

Most runners eventually conclude that good nutrition is a vital part of their quest to improve performance. In the spirit …

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Pasadena Pacers LA Marathon: Cheer on!

LA Marathon

Fellow Pacers, Last weekend was the 20th year the Pasadena Pacers has participated and cheered for the runners of the …

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Does Caffeine really Help Running Performance?

Coffee

Getting the most out of your training runs is something you learn over time. After many years of training and …

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