Woodstock, Day 2: Muddy Shoes and Iron Legs

"SO WHAT TIME ARE YOU TRYING FOR?" some people asked me on Friday, referring to my 50K run the next day. This being my first ultra, I had no idea. But adjusting my average marathon time  for another 6 miles, I came up with a SWAG (*). "Oh, around five hours," I said. Oh, the naivete …

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Run Woodstock 2012, Day One – Far Out, Man

I LOVE RECOVERY DAYS. No agenda, no distance requirement, no target pace, just a 16 mile easy cruise on the bike after work, squeezing every drop out of another beautiful warm evening. I won't run until the weekend, but there will be some Aikido classes and a session at Body Specs to keep me going. …

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Woodstock Weekend Complete!

RUN WOODSTOCK 2012 IS DONE, and I have successfully completed the Weekend Challenge! What does that mean? Basically, it means I completed the four events that made up the Weekend Challenge, including a 50K ultramarathon on Saturday. But Run Woodstock was about a lot more that just that - let's just say it was aptly …

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