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Boston 2015: The Redo

Boston 2015: The Redo

This week’s entry will be short and sweet. I’m now in the home stretch (again) of this marathon cycle with Boston only a week away. My body is feeling healthy and prepared to race. My workouts the last month have been really good. I feel…

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Lions Tigers and Squares

Lions Tigers and Squares

Staggering around like a drunken sailor in a bad storm, it took me a good ten minutes to finally admit defeat and limp into the Gate River 15k finish line medical tent.  Through chapped lips I kept telling my team mates and friends I would be alright,…

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Boston Course Run

Boston Course Run

Last week was very intense training wise. After making the decision to not run L.A. Pete had penciled in this week as the stretch to really see if I would be ready for Boston. The plan was to do 2 hard sessions in 3 days…

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Raleigh Relays Recap

Raleigh Relays Recap

Its been a month since my last blog.  Between this time much has taken place.  Zapsters have returned to the high country from pleasant Greenville SC, hacky sacks and hammocks have returned to Boone along with the with the warm weather, and outdoor track has…

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A Winterless Winter/Fighting the Cold War/Perseverance is my Middle Name

A Winterless Winter/Fighting the Cold War/Perseverance is my Middle Name

Fade In: Winter Training camp began with a nice long drive from ZAP to Tallahassee, FL.  The drive can only be measured by things like the number of times you hear Taylor Swift’s Blank Space or the number of padiddles you saw from oncoming traffic.  For the…

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Mile 14 and the Wild Child

Mile 14 and the Wild Child

Imagine that an artist spends three months designing a beautiful glass swan. Meticulous and passionate, he spends hours every day etching the finest details into the glass, perfecting each feather, smoothing the surface of the slender neck until it shines luminously. After endless weeks of…

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Isla del Encanto

Isla del Encanto

Back in January, Pete had suggested that maybe I run the World’s Best 10k as my opener for the season. I was all for the idea. It is a world class race in the Caribbean, who was to complain about that? As the race drew nearer I…

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Europe and Back Part 3 of 3

Europe and Back Part 3 of 3

Back to 68 Lepelstraat. The flat of all flats in downtown Leuven, a place muddled with clothing stores, overpriced restaurants, and some of the most beautiful architecture I have ever seen in my life. More than anything I was just happy to be back in…

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Expressions of a Long Distance Runner

Expressions of a Long Distance Runner

Why is blogging so difficult?  I have been on my laptop in this dungeon-esque coffee shop for nearly a half hour scribbling dissatisfying sentences one after another.  This problem frequently happens.  The reason why I think blogging can get the best of me is because…

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I’m Not A Tree

I’m Not A Tree

How would being a tree be.  Over there, that tree.  I’m not a tree.   Maybe it would be nice to be one.  To stand there in the wind, or maybe  Not, on a windless day.   You don’t have to eat, Rather you soak…

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