Cardiac Kid

Last month’s North Country Trail 50K was a reversal in my usual race routine: I ran an ultra as a fun break in my regular training. This year I’m working on getting faster, and frankly it’s been a struggle after three years of training to “go long” so I looked forward to this 50K as …

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Recovery Rewards, and the Spartan Penalty

"Jeff, you look five years younger," Skip said to me as I walked onto the mat at Body Specs. "Your vacation must have agreed with you." It was my first day back from up north, and while I'd done some running and cycling, I'd also made myself get plenty of rest. Sleep does sometimes get shortchanged …

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