Track Thursday

Next weekend (after Memorial Day), I’ll be heading to Knoxville, Tenn., to visit my guy – he’s spending May and June there working at Oak Ridge National Lab (because he’s a badass), and he’s been really enjoying the Knoxville running scene. As luck would have it, he found a local 5K (that looks to be […]

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Race Report: Mutt Strutt “5K”

This race came on rather suddenly. My dear friend EP invited me to run it with her and our friend Tanya about a month ago. I penciled it in my mental calendar but procrastinated on registering. Then a weekend visit to my hometown got moved up a week, and I thought it conflicted with the […]

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Race Report: Energizer Night Race Vancouver 5K

I know what you must be thinking. “…what? A race report? I thought you were on vacation!” Well, folks, I have to say: I have never done anything that spontaneous, and I don’t regret it at all. But let me back up a bit. As you already know, last week I was in Vancouver. On […]

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Race Report: Montour Trail 5K

I know, I’m behind. I’ve had some pain/pre-injury issues, a lot of skipped workouts, and a 5K PR two weeks ago at Run Around the Square (noted later). But this race was the most encouraging moment of the season, so I’ll focus on that. My knee was making me very, very nervous. After SEVERAL skipped […]

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Week Eight: Cutbacks, class acts, and Dean Karnazes

For some reason in my “catching up” post I skipped the last couple days of training week seven: well, Saturday was a rest day, per usual, and Sunday was a 10 mile long run, which I did at “home” (in Ohio, where I grew up) since I was visiting friends and seeing Les Miserables.  It […]

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