Category Archives: running nerves

Shock therapy does not reveal the cause of my leg problems

The nerve conduction velocity test I took Friday: Negative. The doc hooked these weird sensors up to my right leg and hit a button, and… @#$%$#@*& Zap!!! The nerves work just fine, thank you. You ever rub your feet on … Continue reading

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When the moment gets too big: Do golfers choke differently than, say, marathon runners?

Watching Rory McIlroy shoot an 80 on the final day of the Masters Sunday and basically choke away a four stroke lead got me wondering: Can we choke as runners? Can we get paralysis by analysis? I mean, I’ve written … Continue reading

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Marathon struggles: Maybe it is in my head

I’ve recovered from the Chicago disaster to once again be excited about running another marathon. During my training for the Austin Marathon, I’ve given a lot of thought as to why I can’t put a good marathon together, even though … Continue reading

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