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Brian Eastwood
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Analyst, Chilmark Research
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Why I Do Long Runs By Myself
Every weekend in the winter and spring, hundreds of runners hit the Boston Marathon course for long runs. Along the way, they receive an inspiring amount of support--signs, impromptu water stops, cheering crowds and even cooperative cars. I used to envy the...

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7 tips for running in the rain
Saturday's long run took place in a slow but steady and cold rain. It reminded me of the Hartford Marathon , which occurred under similar circumstances (minus the snowbanks and ice). The morning of that race, I sat in my car, refusing to disrobe and check m...

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13 Things Smart Runners Do
In the midst of the Heartbreak Hill Half , as I plodded up another hill and did my best to keep the wheels from falling off, I got to thinking that running three races in 26 hours may not have been the smartest thing I’ve ever done. That, in turn, got me th...

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On Road Races That Aren't
Generally, I’m a running purist. I prefer running outdoors, I view my watch as a necessary evil and I choose races based on distance and location more so than who’s running or who’s sponsoring the post-race beer tent. I increasingly find myself in a minorit...

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Beating the Blah: 6 Ways to Conquer a Running Rut
There comes a point in every marathon training cycle when I stop, think and ask myself, “What the hell am I doing?” It usually happens when I reschedule key workouts because of weekend plans and/or insufficient sleep and find myself doing a long run on, say...

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Remember, Every Day Is a Gift
I haven't posted in a while. It's not for lack of effort -- I have four half-finished posts sitting in Google Drive -- but for lack of passion. Blame the heat and humidity, or the fatigue of the first weeks of marathon training, or the need to get over a pr...

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Why is CMS unwilling to admit that meaningful use in 2014 is not off to a good start?

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Advanced analytics are evolving rapidly as capabilities expand and organizations make analytics central to their business decision-making process. It's no longer about just understanding the past, it's about anticipating the future and taking action to optimize results.

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