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Reflections on a training cycle

Whoa. How the hell am I tapering for an Ironman already? How is it late August? How is it almost my birthday? What. the. fuck. Man, the past few months have been rough. I barely even feel like I have … Continue reading

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The Buddhist says…

“There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.” … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Marathon: Shit Happens

With my race strategy in hand, race day came fast. A late start time (8AM) meant sleeping in race morning. 5:45AM alarms for a race day are a glorious experience and must be savored. Squirrels, though, got the best of … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Marathon: A post-race pre-race plan

I wanted to write up a pre-race blurb about my expectations of this race, but work and travel got the best of me. So let’s recreate that blurb post-race: 2012 has been a terrible year of both training and racing … Continue reading

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i cannot believe they make this product

I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks pretty much non-stop (SAN=>SEA=>SAN=>MEM=>TUP=>MEM=>SAN), which I will happily use as an excuse for my inability to finish the four posts I have partially written. That being said, this one just cannot wait. … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon: April 16, 2012

I ran this race because my air travel was free, my housing was free, and I had already paid the race entry. Basically, I flew across the country to get another long sleeve shirt. Why not, right? And then Boston … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon: October 9, 2011

Man, I wish it was 5 degrees cooler for this race. Unlike Chicago 2010 when it was hot hot, this race was more sneaky hot. If the suns out and it’s only a little warm, the back half of this race … Continue reading

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