Trail Marathon: Chasing Ghosts

April 30 was a cold, gray day on the Potawatomi Trail – and the ghosts were out. Trail Marathon is the original and oldest race put on by RF Events, celebrating its 32nd running on April 29-30. “It’s so old,” says RF Events owner Randy Step, “that it doesn’t even have a fancy name. It’s …

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Breaking News from Mars: Boston Bound!

WELL, THE MARTIANS WENT HOME. It was too cold for them. So Earth is safe for another year. In other good news - I completed the marathon and qualified for Boston! Yes, I'm really pleased! But at the end of this post, you'll see another example of the sense of perspective that seems to accompany the …

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Preparing for the Invasion, Marathon-Style

The Martians invade Michigan on Saturday. This is NOT a rumor - I have evidence! My strategy? Run! 26.2 miles, to be exact. Hard to believe that this will be my first road marathon in four years. I've run thousands of miles since 2012, at every distance from 5K to 100K, except for the marathon. …

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