Race Reports: Great New Year’s Eve Run (5K) and Frigid Five Miler

I know, I know. Combining two race reports is a little cheap. But it’s hard to get gung-ho about rewriting a report after WordPress eats it. So here we go. December 31, 2011 – Great New Year’s Eve Run (Ohio) On New Year’s Eve 2011 I ran my last race of the year with NB, […]

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That “new shoes” feeling

I often save a post about new shoes until the verdict is in: I’ve run in them (at least once; just once is fine if it’s a particularly magical run because of particularly magical shoes), but this time, I just can’t stand waiting. When I first started running, I ran in whatever gym shoes I […]

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Taper taper taper pack

How do you go about tapering for a race when, for the last few weeks, you’ve been staving off injuries? Well, only time will tell, I’m afraid. After a failed cutback long run on Sunday (hoped it would be 8 miles, but cut it short at about half a mile), and instead road the bike […]

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Loss

The racing world lost an amazing woman yesterday. Sally Meyerhoff died in a bicycle accident in Maricopa, Ariz. yesterday; she was 27. She was an accomplished runner and triathlete. In January, she won the Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon in 2:37.36. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends […]

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