Yes, I Am Here

Yesterday I went out for my weekend long run, selecting the Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail running north out of the village of Chelsea. The temperature was 22 degrees and a stiff wind was blowing. A morning dusting of snow covered the path, which made things a touch slippery, but more exciting was the ice it covered …

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New Year, New Look, New Topics

Happy 2022, everyone! Time to bring y’all up to date on what’s going on with the RunCoffeeWrite family. Top of the list is my wife Joyce, battling cancer in her liver. Things are pretty good at the moment. The chemo is doing its job shrinking the tumors, and the supporting meds (anti-nausea, etc.) are helping …

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2021: A Year of Seconds, Loup Garou 3, and a New Look!

Well, I guess 2021 will go down as a year of “seconds” for me. Second Masters finisher in the Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K and the Singletrack Maniac 50K, and second place overall at the Grandmaster 100K and Loup Garou 60-miler. Like being the best man at four weddings, I suppose. No complaints, however. For us non-elites, …

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Loup Garou Two: Recovery and Guilt

I’ve heard some people experience a letdown after completing an ultra. There’s even a name for it: Post-Race Letdown, or PRLD. There’s no consensus on why, but one reason may come from an attitude that you trained hard for a goal, you achieved it, now what? And sometimes there are also feelings of guilt during …

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