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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

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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5 Random Things from the Weekend

March…in like a lion? Or out like a lamb? Does bitter cold count as a lamb? 1. Our U8 hockey team played in its first full ice tournament. Let’s just say we learned a lot of life lessons on our way to losing 13-0, 10-0, and 2-1. The final game included an exhilarating penalty shot […]

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Health and Wellness

Insanity High Intensity Training: Three Things Tuesday

I just completed day 2 of week 2 of the (Amazon link) high intensity training program. This is a stark departure from my usual routines of long distance running and cycling. Why Insanity?  Last summer and fall (2012) my wife trained for and completed her first marathon. She did great! This summer, looking for something new […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Tracy Chawgo

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Fire Chief and Paramedic Tracy Chawgo. […]

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Health and Wellness

Spectator Report: Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Last Sunday my wife made her marathon debut at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. Her training was great and she ran a smart race that exceeded all expectations. At the finish line she simply said, “That was great.” You don’t hear to many marathon runners describe running 26.2 miles as great with a toothy smile from […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Training for Active Shooter Incidents

New column posted at EMS1.com – 2 Types of training for active shooter incidents. Make sure you watch this video – Run.Hide. Fight. Read more: Take an Active Role in Mass Attacks from the New York Times

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Health and Wellness

Running: 2 Responses I Detest #Marathon

Tomorrow I am running the Community First Fox Cities Marathon (track my time). I first ran this marathon in 2006 (it was my first marathon – results). Since then I have run the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon two times, the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon, Whistlestop Marathon in Ashland, the Twin Cities Marathon, and most recently the […]

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Reader Question: First Marathon and Heart Rate

Reader Question about heart rate and marathon running A reader, flight paramedic, and first time marathon runner wrote this week, “I have my first marathon this Fall. About 2 weeks ago I got a heart rate monitor watch. My question is “What HR should I run this marathon at?” My goal is to finish – […]

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Health and Wellness

Heart Rate Monitor and Marathon Training

At the Facebook EMS Fitness Group Nick asked me if I had any heart rate training strategies to share after he saw me running the Badgerland Strider Half with a heart rate monitor strap around my chest. Understanding HR I just started running with a heart rate monitor at the start of the 2012 running […]