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Escape From Alcatraz: Part V

If I don’t get eaten by sharks in the swim or crash on the bike, I will just have to run 8 miles.

(In San Francisco?)


(A city notorious for its hill?)


(But you hate hills)


(I don’t understand)

My friend Peter Shankman says live outside your comfort zone b/c nothing grows there.

Running hills is a challenge & I thrive on challenging myself.

(The hills of San Francisco are notorious for their steep inclines.)

This is why on Sunday mornings, I can be seen running up and down Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

(Once again, why hills?)

Whether the race is flat or hilly, running hills is helpful. Running hills engages your vastus medialis oblique (VMO).

(Aren’t the MVO’s an MTV Music award????)

You are thinking of the VMAs. The VMO are the secondary muscles of your QUAD, your thigh muscles.

(How long have you been training like this?)

In January, I started running 10 miles once a week outside.

(Not in the house on own private hamster wheel?)

I know many people who do, but I hate treadmills.

(Even in the cold?)

Even when the temp dropped to 10, I was out there

(Oh, you were out there)

What is that supposed to mean?

(Aren’t you the man who ran in a snowstorm…for two straight hours?)

Doesn’t everyone who trains for a race?

David Roher is a USAT Certified Level 1 Marathon & Triathlon coach.

He can be reached at [email protected]

By David Roher

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