Category Archives: Running a Marathon

Our Golden Girl, Alexis Faulknor

Dr. Paul, I want to take this time to say thank you for playing such a significant role in my life and the life of my daughter, Alexis.  For many years you have played a key role in our success … Continue reading

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Best Running Shoes for 2013

Where did all the strength and longevity in running shoes go?  I can remember shoes lasting 500-600 miles 15 years ago.  Nowadays, if you get more than 300 miles, you probably weigh 125 pounds or have excellent running mechanics.   All … Continue reading

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Hitting V02 Max with RunKeeper on the Bump

I ran “The Bump and Grind” at noon today at 90 degrees in between some monsoonal rain showers; reminded me of Hawaii.  Ironically, it was almost as difficult as a typical 105-degree desert evening “Bump” run.  Hard to believe I was the … Continue reading

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How to Increase your VO2 Max Running

The most important measuring stick of optimal physical fitness and human performance is VO2 Max.  VO2 Max is basically the maximum ability or heart rate for someone doing an aerobic activity, i.e. running or riding a bike as fast as … Continue reading

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Pleasures of the Golden Years

Started 2013 with a terrific 5K race experience in what I initially thought would be just a small local event for the Palm Desert Charter Middle School’s Science Department with a few hundred 12-14 year olds and their parents.  At … Continue reading

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