Sleeping On It

Boy, it’s been an unpredictable September for me. At least in my athletic training world. Kind of like things happening in reverse order. My month kicked off, as I detailed in a previous post, at the Miakonda Trail Ultra, where, despite the head and an upset stomach, I ground out 52 miles, meeting my stretch …

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Overachiever

I was 45 miles in at last Saturday’s Miakonda Trail Ultra, well after dark, and green glow sticks marked the borders of the curving dirt path through the trees. It looked pretty cool, but I was struggling with gut pain, and mindful appreciation of my surroundings had been replaced by a desire to tough it …

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Just One

Hill repeats. My favorite. Not. But there it was on my training calendar. Six 90-second intervals at effort level 8 (out of 10) on a hill with a 7 to 9 percent grade. Followed by six 45-second intervals at effort level 9. I’d already had a robust strength training session at Body Specs, so in …

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Ultra-good news, and More

It’s been quite the week in RCW land. Along with working at three events (Stegosaurus Tri, Island Lake Tri, and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run), I’ve gotten back into the swing of training – with all that comes with hard effort – and some family news, too. So here we go with three pieces of news. …

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