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Tolerating Imperfection and Embracing Advantages

Tolerating Imperfection and Embracing Advantages

“man…I used to be talented!”   These are the words that crossed through my head as I skimmed through my training log from High School and College.  For many reasons this sentence makes no sense, and for many reasons I know why the thought still…

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Keep Running In Moses Cone! (Plus Marathon Long Run)

Keep Running In Moses Cone! (Plus Marathon Long Run)

St. Mark’s Trail in Tallahassee. Paved, straight, and fast. Last week I did my first marathon specific long run at St. Mark’s Trail in Tallahassee. I know I’ve talked about St. Mark’s before but to refresh some reader’s memories it is a flat, straight, and…

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Europe: There and Back Again.

Europe: There and Back Again.

So…. Got a little behind on the blog…. My dog ate my computer? I was attempting to save the world through the demand of a secret government organization? I was going under the knife for extensive knuckle plastic surgery to replace my child hands? I…

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Sticks and Steel

Sticks and Steel

About ten years ago, in Hockinson, Washington, the unthinkable happened. Our family, and every neighbor as far as the eye could see, awoke one summer morning to the violating realization of a mailbox smashed in by teenage hooligans. In a middle-class community of a few…

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Houston Recap

Houston Recap

When Griff, Sarah, and I arrived in Houston on Friday in advance of the USA Half Marathon Championships I was ready for the opportunity. Last year, I got my Olympic Trials qualifier out of the way in my first attempt (1:04:36) but was cautious and…

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Taking a “Risk”

Taking a “Risk”

The last month of 2014 served as a very positive sign off to the year.  Training has been going well all fall, and the Zap Crew was rewarded with a feel good victory at Club XC Nationals in Bethlehem Pa.  We won by 42 points…

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Going Fast and Taking It Slow

Going Fast and Taking It Slow

On an unseasonably warm late September 2011 day in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania I’m trying to prove myself.  A mile into the Paul Short Invite gold 8k race, I navigate slime slicked grassy spots, the course softened by prior races as if masticated by some giant possessing…

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Oh, Just Another “Pop”….

Oh, Just Another “Pop”….

 Left: Anthony Famighetti and I after our local wins in the Charlotte Runway 5k in October! Right: Carolyn Mae and I having some good conversation at the Thunder Road Half Marathon in November:) Well here we go again!!,…..As far as running is concerned, I am…

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Buck Up

Buck Up

When Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, I believe he was referring to cross-country running. Cross is a rather brutal sport. Marathoners and milers converge in the grass and mud to trade speed and guts for…

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For Once… A Runner Update!

For Once… A Runner Update!

As promised, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to my recent block of training.  I have received positive feedback from the nutrition blog which inspires me to revisit the topic in the future, but for this month I’m going to write a more running related…

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