Peak Experiences

The last few weeks have been peak training time for my spring marathons and ultras. And let's just say I'm feeling it. So what does "peak training" mean? Extra miles per week, longer "long runs," and heavier weights and additional sets at strength training. And with hill-loving Coach Rob setting the routes, PR Fitness group …

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Enjoy the Journey: It May Be All There Is

Improvement is not measured by the distance between where you currently stand and the finish line, but by the distance between where you currently stand and your starting point. The Good Vader blog, "The Wounds of Failure" Something I've been musing about lately: And going even further: What if there is no destination? What if …

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Water, Water (and Trash) Everywhere

The 2011 Chicago Marathon, my first-ever 26.2, was sweaty, painful, taxing to my physical and mental limits - and one of the best days of my life. So much was wonderful; the weather, the energy of the other runners, and the cheers of the crowds lining the course. Yet there is one disturbing image that …

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