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Running in the 'Meda: Tapering your training

Today marks three weeks and two days until the Bay to Breakers race. To me, that means we are close to when my "taper" should start.

If you are new to running or if you aren't that familiar with training for races, this might be an unfamiliar term. Tapering before a race means to reduce the training load so that you feel relatively fresh on the day of a race. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Tapering your training

Amblin' Alameda: Little Free Libraries

Have you noticed the book exchanges popping up around Alameda? The Little Free Library movement is scarcely five years old, and new libraries are popping up all over the world. In Alameda, we've visited (and exchanged books with) at least a half dozen libraries, and more seem to be appearing every day.

The libraries are simply boxes on a post - roughly the size of an old newspaper box, but artfully handcrafted. They hold 20 or 30 books each on a rough average and have little doors to protect the books from the elements. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Little Free Libraries

Running in the 'Meda: The Boston Marathon

On Monday, over 30,000 people will show up in Hopkinton, Mass. for a little excursion into the big city known as the Boston Marathon. I reported on the results last year, when Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the race since Greg Meyer in 1983. He'll wear bib number 1 this year, a special honor that is reserved for a race's winner from the previous year, and hopes to repeat. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: The Boston Marathon

Amblin' Alameda: Everything is relative

This past weekend, my sweetie and I drove up to Chico. The trip entailed three hours of driving through mostly rural scenery. The Sacramento River Valley is flat and broad and hot and the road is lined with grove after grove of nut trees. It offers very different scenery and a different vibe from the Bay Area.

So, what would induce us to take this trip? Babies! Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Everything is relative

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Photo by James Astwood.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence local news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a vegetation fire that occurred on the 2100 block of Shore Line Drive on Saturday evening, Alameda Fire Capt. Jim Colburn said this weekend. A reader sent us these pictures. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

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