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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Finding the Time

I was at my usual Thursday morning workout at Body Specs, lifting and spiking medicine balls, when a fellow glutton for punishment joined me. We were both Aikido students and share the same basic attitude about training. Sure, it’s tough, but we need it to stay fit and able to do the things we like …

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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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Streaking Again!

It’s August, and still no big races to be had for the foreseeable future. There are two ways a stir-crazy endurance athlete like me can handle the situation: (#1) drown my sorrows with chocolate, (#2) take on another 31-day streak of at least one mile per day. Since they're not mutually exclusive, I’m doing both. …

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