Category Archives: Running Related

Running and training related posts that come from stories and experiences

A year later

Yesterday, as I popped over to letsrun.com to check out the NCAA Track & Field Championships results, I saw a link to results for the Portland Track Festival.  It was as though I had forgotten this meet was even being … Continue reading

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Summer Running in AZ Brings Distractions and Weather-Focused Anger

Summer is here. It reared it’s nasty, hideous head last week in the form of mid to high 90 degree temperatures that just kept rising and promise only to keep rising well past 100. I’d be lying if I said … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Run… Or Something Like That

So there I am, sitting in a restaurant in San Diego with my co-worker, June, when my phone lights up and I see a text from my sister.  I hadn’t talked to her in a few days, so I checked … Continue reading

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Thank you, McGuire.

My friend and former University of Michigan teammate, Rachel, is one of the most talented, unabashed and honest writers I have ever had not just the pleasure to meet, but compete with for four years.  She wrote an amazing article … Continue reading

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Un-booted!

It turns out I run something of a hotel for runners out of my place and I kind of like it!  I’ve had long-term guests, overnight guests and week-long guests and most of them have been runners who were in … Continue reading

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A swift kick to the rear

This is an Olympic year; it’s big.  You’re an athlete and we’re going to do this. This was what my coach said to me this past weekend when I was on the verge of a pity party due to having … Continue reading

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What’s another 4 letter word for fail? BONK

So it turns out that when I bonk, I bonk HARD.  I had my first steeple of the season at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, CA and I was feeling ready.  I had a time goal in mind, … Continue reading

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