A new season of running

Well, October has come and gone and November is a done deal; and here we are with a very mild December half way in the bag. I have to say that I feel really spoiled with such a mild winter underway — it’s made transitioning into pseudo maintenance runs and gradual long run building a breeze….

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My first half marathon—and it kicked my ass

I have been looking forward to this day for a long time, my very first half marathon — and I wanted desperately to say something to the effect of “…and it was sooooo awesome!” I really did, and I had all these hopes of reporting just how excellent of a run it was, finally achieving…

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So you want to start running? Here are some simple tips!

Everyone has to start somewhere — there’s a beginning for everything and a time when you’re either testing the waters or diving head-on into something new. Running is no different; you have to start somewhere. When I think back to when I first started running earlier this year, I had some idea of what I…

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A letter to that guy stuck on the couch

To that guy that was stuck on the couch, It’s been nearly seven months since you’ve started running back in March of 2015. The idea of running more than a mile and a half seemed quite painful to you and simply impossible — scratch that, a mountain that you really wanted to overcome but felt…

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Run@Work and a boat load of personal records

The training continues on and I’m back in the full swing of things with running after a must-needed week and a half off running to let my Achilles recover.  This past Friday I solidified this return with a relatively impromptu 5K that I ran with my good friend Jamison. A bunch of state employees and…

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Starting the half marathon training schedule

This morning marks the first day of my half marathon training, a twelve-week training plan that was in one of the recent issues of Runner’s World Magazine (August 2015).  Up to this point I had been working my way up to a 10K and feel that I’ve got that down sufficiently to run it with…

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Weekend round-up of single track and distance running

Oh man, what a whirlwind of a weekend — a fantastic weekend. I started out the weekend with a vigorous morning of single track mountain biking up at Elm Creek, which has become my new playground when it comes to biking.  I do enjoy the paved paths and all, but I enjoy road biking so much…

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