Back, and There Again

I GUESS IT’S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY: You can’t go home again. You can’t even go back to where you’ve been. Last weekend I worked a race at a cider mill near Charlotte, MI. I’d had lunch there many years ago during a long bike trip, and looked forward to seeing it again. My route …

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Sorry, Conditions Are Too Good Today

RIDDLE FOR YOU: What goes up four times, but comes down only three times? ANSWER: The Winter Switchbacks, an evil little 5K on the trails near Chelsea, MI. The writeup makes it seem like the worst race ever Truth is, it's mainly cross-country runners from the nearby high schools, and also a fair number of …

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The Perils of Pacing: Race Recap, ShamRock ‘n Roll

KARMIC RETRIBUTION. That must be it. As payback for my perfect-weather Dances With Dirt race last week in Florida, Nature turned the polar vortex back on for this morning's ShamRock 'n Roll 10K. In another tweak of cruel irony, the race is part of the Kona Running series - hardly a name that evokes sub-zero …

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