run at

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run at (someone or something)

1. To run directly toward someone or something, especially in an aggressive manner. The police officer ran at the gunman and wrested the pistol from his hands. The dog began running at the mailman with his fangs bared.
2. To flee or retreat because of someone or something. You don't want someone who's going to run at the first sign of danger. Everyone in the street ran at the sound of gunfire.
See also: run

run at someone or something

to run toward someone or something; to charge someone or something. The bull started to run at us, but changed its mindthank heavens. The huge crocodile ran at the goat, but the goat leapt away.
See also: run
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Although Covert admits to having slowed since he was a NCAA Division II cross country champion at Cal State Fullerton, he still averages more than seven miles a day, and had run at least three miles a day for more than 36 years before surgery on his knee limited him to a mile per day for a week.
If you were to actually perform a 15-minute run at this pace as a test, you would not be running at MHR the entire time.
The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare your body to run at race pace.
Glendale had the tying run at the plate with one out and the bases loaded in the seventh.
Run at a 5K effort, build the number of repetitions, and run downhill as well as up.
I don't compete anymore and am reasonably satisfied to run at a slower pace, but even that has been hard lately.
ASU got to within a run at 9-8 in the fourth, and still had the Trojans well within sight after six innings, trailing, 11-8.
I would love to run at higher altitudes without the miserable side effects.
Like O'Brien, Franco maintains that the beauty of training without company is not having to run at someone else's pace.
including Troy Glaus of Chatsworth and UCLA, and USC's Jacque Jones - while Japan's Nobuhiko Matsunaka made a little history for himself in hitting the first upper-deck home run at the stadium in 25 years.