Running wild

Footloose: How to keep striding and smiling with proper foot care

September 9, 2014
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Every journey begins with one step. Hopefully, we are striding toward our goal without foot pain. In a mile (5,280 feet) a person takes approximately 2,000 steps depending upon their…

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Be a beast

August 8, 2014
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No matter where you end up, run for speed and think like an animal. MIKE HALKO

 These track workouts will help you find your inner animal “Every day the hungry lion wakes up on the savannah and must run faster than the slowest gazelle, and each…

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Smart striding

July 4, 2014
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Running tip No. 1: Always run faster than at least the slowest guy and have a running plan to stick to for better racing results. Courtesy Mike Halko

These race tips and tactics can make a difference It’s time for some self-disclosure: We all are a just a little competitive with our running. The foe may be our…

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Running with potatoes–or not

May 9, 2014
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Carry a sack of potatoes with you on your next run to gain an appreciation of just how hard it is to lug extra pounds when running. MIKE HALKO

Now’s the time to start shedding those winter carbs Each winter, though we try our best to juggle work, family and social commitments in order to carve out time for…

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Dare to Dream

April 16, 2014
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Mike Halko ran the Boston Marathon in 1994, finishing in a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes and 3 seconds, placing him 1,872nd of 8,105 entries. He then participated in the 100th running of the Boston Marathon as part of Team Alaska in 1996 – an idea he had contemplated for two years. He ran again in 2002, while he was living in Dillngham, finishing in 3:15:08.

Boston Marathon can be a reality with a little planning   Earning an entry to the Boston Marathon is a formidable task that 60 Alaskans have achieved this year. The…

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Running on love

February 12, 2014
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Shane Gharling proposes to Julia Khvasecho at the Louisiana Marathon in January, 2012. By Mike Halko

When it comes to romance, there is no finish line Running can set one’s heart racing on both physical and emotional levels.  Every time you lace up your shoes to…

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