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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Done Lots of Sweating – Time to Burn!

BEEN A LITTLE WARM THIS SUMMER, hasn’t it. But it hasn’t stopped me from training. Even the VM150, with its two days of 90+ degree heat and blazing sun, was useful to me. What for? Well, in three weeks I head to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, for a small social gathering they call …

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