Richmond 13.1: The Other 60 Percent

One week before the Nov. 14 American Family Fitness half marathon in Richmond, I went out for my regular Saturday group run. Since I was tapering, I kept it to ten miles at a moderate pace. On Sunday I knew I was in trouble. The run had taken more out of me than usual. I …

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Eyes on the Prize – But What’s the Prize?

A recent posting on the Seeds4Life blog has me thinking. When You Have One Eye on the Goal, You Have Only One Eye on the Path – Zen Master Here a student asks the Zen master how long it will take him to achieve enlightenment. The master's response basically tells the student not to worry …

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DXA2 and Me: Five Years and Still an Item!

Recently I celebrated a special anniversary. Five years ago I ran my first half marathon - the 2010 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. I've run many more since then, on roads and trails, but that first one will always be memorable to me. Dark, heavy clouds were overhead that day and a storm had knocked a tree …

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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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