Catch That Sunrise

My feet flew as I barreled down the singletrack, trying to keep an eye on the runners ahead while dodging rocks and roots and stepping on slippery leaves. I’d never run this trail before, it was still a bit dark, and I was fully focused on trying not to become a casualty. Finally we reached …

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Do What? I Can’t Imagine. . .

If there's one thing being a runner is good for (*) it's getting a sense of perspective. This morning I was meeting with our company president, an aficionado of the latest and greatest in technology (you can read my "Gadget Man" post here). A message from one of his daughters had appeared on his Apple …

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Perspective Regained: Hills are Hard, But . . .

"I want you to push yourself on the hills," my Saturday running assignment read. "Dig deep and crest the hill before you let off the gas." Saturday's route would be a 14-miler that included several of the more punishing hills in the Ann Arbor area. In particular, the climb up to the Barton Hills Country …

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Cure for a DNF: Water, Shade, and Perspective

One week after the Glacier Ridge 50-miler DNF and feeling much better. Ran Saturday morning with PR Fitness, holding it to 8 miles per Coach's direction (OK, 8.3 miles, but she wasn't looking). About halfway out it began to rain. Some people grumbled, but I loved every minute of it. Man, could I have used some …

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