Let There Be Snow! Bigfoot Snowshoe Race Recap

Yes! There was snow! And I made the papers! (See below.) If I'm going to drive four hours to compete in a snowshoe race, it would be a major bummer for there to be no snow. And while Traverse City was patchy in spots, at Timber Ridge Resort there was plenty left on the trails. …

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Fail at Hightail, and This Must Be Love

What one thing did I do last Friday night that caused these reactions? See if you can guess. Race director: "Oh, shit." Wife: "Do you want some company?" Daughter: "Oh, Daaaaad!!!" Daughter's fiancee: "Do you have any pictures?" ========================================== Give up? Here's a hint: For the next week or so, y'all can just call me …

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Putting the Fun in February

All right, this isn't going to be easy. February is like November, only bleaker, colder, and without Thanksgiving. And it's peak training month for those with spring marathons, which includes yours truly. And yet, it's been a pretty good month so far. Bear with me. For the first time in a month, I didn't have …

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Sorry, Conditions Are Too Good Today

RIDDLE FOR YOU: What goes up four times, but comes down only three times? ANSWER: The Winter Switchbacks, an evil little 5K on the trails near Chelsea, MI. The writeup makes it seem like the worst race ever Truth is, it's mainly cross-country runners from the nearby high schools, and also a fair number of …

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