For No Purpose Whatever

Spring, as my friend put it, arrived on Sunday afternoon. Not actual spring, but de facto, with warm temps and bright sunshine. Naturally, the weekend events I worked took place before then. Last Saturday’s Pi Day 5K and Sunday’s Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K took place in perhaps this winter’s final fury. Both mornings started below …

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Catch That Sunrise

My feet flew as I barreled down the singletrack, trying to keep an eye on the runners ahead while dodging rocks and roots and stepping on slippery leaves. I’d never run this trail before, it was still a bit dark, and I was fully focused on trying not to become a casualty. Finally we reached …

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A Smaller Bigfoot, and Call for BHAG Ideas

I WUZ THIS CLOSE. All this year I’ve had it in my mind that 2020 was going to feature my first 200-mile race. And I had it picked out: the Bigfoot 200 in August, in Washington State. I’d already started the process; I told my wife and coach, and lined up a tentative crew with …

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This is Fun? Damn Right!

A COUPLE OF MILES into last Sunday’s trail marathon, as I wound my way along the Potawatomi Trail, a low roar of excited babble came from across the lake to the right. The guy in front of me glanced in that direction. “Sounds like the five-milers over there,” he said, referring to the shorter race …

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