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Three Week Update

Three Week Update

In my last blog I said that I would send out a weekly update, but that turned out to not happen. While at home, and for various reasons, I did not really have the will power to send out a blog. So now you get…

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.12km US Champs

.12km US Champs

On Sunday I headed to Alexandria, Virginia for the .US 12km National Championships. This was my culminating race of my fall season. At this same race two years ago, I had a break through performance placing 3rd. This year I came in with high hopes of…

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Training Log Nov 1-7

Training Log Nov 1-7

Week of Training November 1 – 7 Morning Afternoon Notes Sunday 19 Long Run, Surges Monday 8 6 Tuesday 11 6 8 x 20 sec, Drills Wednesday 12 Workout Thursday 13 Drills Friday 11 Climb Saturday 10 Week Total 96 I think Joe and I…

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La Flamme Exquise

La Flamme Exquise

On an October morning in 1985, a man named Steve Jones did something incredibly brave or remarkably stupid. He blasted through the halfway point of the Chicago Marathon all alone in 1:01:42, minutes ahead of the world-class field, light years ahead of world record pace….

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Swim Lanes and Soccer Games

Swim Lanes and Soccer Games

I had a very eventful week on several fronts. From a cross training perspective I was able to swim without a pull buoy and even hopped on a spin bike for a few sessions without pain. Although cycling doesn’t seem like much it was a…

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The Steel City

The Steel City

  On Friday I headed for my first visit to the Steel City. Having never been to Pittsburgh before I did not know what to expect. The vision I did have was of a typical former industrial town. One that has lost much of its…

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TC 10 Mile

TC 10 Mile

This weekend I headed to Minneapolis/St. Paul to race the USATF 10 Mile Championships. A year ago I made the same trip and walked (very slowly) away with my first national title. Coming into this time, I had thoughts of a similar result in my mind….

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My Last Week of Training (9/27 – 10/3)

My Last Week of Training (9/27 – 10/3)

I had another solid training week. Coming off of my wedding I had a planned day off so entering the Wednesday workout my legs felt well rested. The original plan was to do a segmented tempo run at Moses Cone but the High Country has…

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Now

Now

There is nothing else than now.  There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow.  How old must you be before you know that?  There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in…

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My Last Week of Training (8/16-8/22)

My Last Week of Training (8/16-8/22)

I had another solid week of training in the midst of preparing for the Appalachian Classic soccer tournament that I was in charge of running. As I mentioned last week Tyler and I had a solid long run in Todd on Sunday and then I…

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