This is Not About Pickles

I HAVE THESE URGES, YOU SEE. They started years ago when I began regular fitness training, and especially once I started running races. They are what get me out of bed and onto the road on a winter morning, into the gym on a hot afternoon, or on the bike for a “quick 25 miles” …

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Peak Training and Power Loss

WELL, WHAT A WEEK IT’S BEEN. From fatigue to power outages, to working Zero Waste at a frigid 5K on Sunday, it’s been an eventful March! Last year’s winter training was the toughest I’d ever been through, as I prepared for a Boston qualifying marathon in April, and my first 100-mile race in June. “This …

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As Nature Intended

Near the end of my Monday workout at Body Specs, one of the trainers and I began talking dirt. Mud, more correctly. As I was catching my breath after a particularly strenuous set, she (Rachel) asked me how I got into running. I explained how I’d started with occasional short runs, which eventually led to …

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Are You “Spartan Fit”? Would You Want to Be?

NOTE: The following is a review of a dangerous book. If you're happy with your life in every way, I advise you to avoid this post. And if you think you're some kind of stud/ripping bitch athlete, the Surgeon General has determined that reading this book will be hazardous to your ego. ======================= YOU HAVE …

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