Ten Years of Distance Running: A Brief Reflection

I was at a recycling station earlier this week, dropping off stuff from working Zero Waste at the Ann Arbor Marathon. A woman there noticed the stickers on my Jeep’s hatch and beckoned to me. “Excuse me,” she said. “Did you really run a hundred miles?” I confirmed I had – several, in fact – …

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A “Humorous” Run

Today at my club’s usual Wednesday “6@6” run – 6 miles at 6 a.m. – it was just me and one other runner. The other Wednesday regulars were either preparing for a marathon, or recovering from one, or nursing various injuries. Along the way my companion, an instructor at the University of Michigan, told me …

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Recovery, and Recovery from Recovery

It’s been eight weeks since I finished the Burning River 100, and overall, my recovery is mixed. The first four weeks went well – deceptively well, I told my coach. What do I mean by “deceptively,” I hear you ask? I mean that physically, my body was telling me I was ready to get back …

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