Spring 2018 Races: A Season of Firsts

I’M DEEP IN IT NOW. In my first post of 2018 I hinted about my planned races for the year. Since then I’ve discussed options with my coach, made my selections, and signed up. I’m committed for the next several months! (Many of you think I should have been committed years ago, but here we …

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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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Recovery: Fast, Slow, and Hungry

Now that the Lighthouse 100 is in the books, people ask me two questions. The first, naturally enough, is: how does one recover from a 100-mile race? The TL;DR answer: Carefully. . . (Feel free to Like this post and move on…J) . Now for those of you who’d like a little detail - in …

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Lighthouse 100 Recap, Part 1

I ran the first-ever Lighthouse 100 race last weekend. This is not really a race review, but a series of vignettes about my experience. I'll give my thoughts on the course and race organization in Part 2. Hope you enjoy! I sprawled in the driver’s seat of a stranger’s car, air conditioning blowing on my …

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