Martian Recap: The Little Athlete and the Little Monster

Last Saturday was the Martian Invasion of Races, and man, was it a beautiful day. Temperatures started in the forties but warmed up quickly to the sixties, and the sun was out the whole time - a complete contrast from the wet and cold race days the past two years. As for my race . …

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Fueling Around

My first long race of the year - the Dances with Dirt Green Swamp 50K - is just two weeks away, and I can hardly wait. Not only is it my first-ever spring ultra, it's in Florida, where I hear the weather is actually above freezing. I'm currently running around 30 miles per week, Saturday's …

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Countdown to Woodstock: 50 Miles, Ready or Not

ONE WEEK TO RUN WOODSTOCK and my first 50-mile ultramarathon. This weekend is my final long-mileage prep. Saturday was a 59-mile bike ride at an easy pace, and Sunday will be one more long-ish run of 13 to 15 miles. Then it's a few days of rest and carbo-loading with just a couple of short, …

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Improving by “Halves”: Lessons Learned from Dexter-Ann Arbor 2013

ASK ME TO DESCRIBE MY OUTLOOK ON LIFE IN ONE WORD, and I would answer, "Improvement". New and/or better stuff is fascinating to me, and helping improve things is what I do for a living. Improving myself is certainly part of that. Something didn't go well? Sure, I get bummed out. But next time will …

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