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How to protect mass gathering from a vehicle attack

The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my attention. I have run many races of varying lengths and locations and not previously noticed this type of security measure. Tip: Use Municipal Vehicles to Increase Security at Temporary Mass Gatherings There are […]

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Health and Wellness

Race Report: EMS Week 2016 10K #EMSVRC

The EMS Appreciation Week 2016 5K/10K is a virtual running race hosted by the Virtual Running Club during EMS Week with a portion of each registration fee going to the National EMS Memorial Foundation. (read about the race on EMS1) I ran my 10K, which can be run any time during EMS week for medal eligibility, this […]

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Health and Wellness

2014 Chicago Marathon Finisher Certificate

2 months already since the Chicago Marathon. In that time I haven’t run 26.2 miles (or 3 hours) of running. But I have been running myself ragged (in a good way) with hockey and my new job as EMS1.com Editor-in-Chief.

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Race Recap: 2014 Chicago Marathon #ChiMarathon

2014 Chicago Marathon Quick Recap: I swung for the fences at the 2014 Chicago Marathon. I came to the start line Sunday morning with perfect weather conditions for distance running, Boston qualification ambitions, good health, lots of good training runs, and a plan to run at the limits of my capabilities. I ran hard for […]

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Product Reviews

Product Review: Best Go Anywhere and Keep Clean Water Bottle

The innovative Clean Bottle – with caps on the top and bottom – ensures I have a water bottle that is clean and easily washed. Note: I originally wrote/posted this review on website called HugDug which has been sold.  Easy to Clean As a marathon runner, cyclist, and water lover I always have a Clean […]

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Health and Wellness

Measure Distance with Google Maps

From any location, right click and select, “Measure Distance”

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Health and Wellness

Marathon: Observations from Starting in the Back of the Pack

A few weeks ago I started closer to the back of the pack than the front of the pack at the Cellcom Green Bay marathon (2014 race recap). I positioned myself there because I wanted to seed myself near other runners that would be running a 4 hour marathon and not wanting to cause any […]

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Health and Wellness

Race Report: Cellcom Green Bay Marathon 2014 #cgbm14

Quick Recap This morning I completed the 15th annual Cellcom Green Bay marathon in a time of 3:41:00. After a miserable winter of training through illness, injury, and severe weather I was exceptionally pleased with my result and the effectiveness of my race plan. Training Through the Polar Vortex of 2014 In the months of […]

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Health and Wellness

Exclusive EMS Offer from Road ID

My friends at Road ID are offering a great deal on emergency identification products for EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, and Police Officers. I wear my Road ID Slim almost everywhere I go and always when I head out the door to run or bike.

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Health and Wellness

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon in 2 Months

Two months from today I am running the Green Bay Marathon. The 2014 medal design was unveiled last week. I love the design and realization that this is the 15th anniversary.