Sleeping On It

Boy, it’s been an unpredictable September for me. At least in my athletic training world. Kind of like things happening in reverse order. My month kicked off, as I detailed in a previous post, at the Miakonda Trail Ultra, where, despite the head and an upset stomach, I ground out 52 miles, meeting my stretch …

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Just One

Hill repeats. My favorite. Not. But there it was on my training calendar. Six 90-second intervals at effort level 8 (out of 10) on a hill with a 7 to 9 percent grade. Followed by six 45-second intervals at effort level 9. I’d already had a robust strength training session at Body Specs, so in …

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Finding the Time

I was at my usual Thursday morning workout at Body Specs, lifting and spiking medicine balls, when a fellow glutton for punishment joined me. We were both Aikido students and share the same basic attitude about training. Sure, it’s tough, but we need it to stay fit and able to do the things we like …

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Ultra-good news, and More

It’s been quite the week in RCW land. Along with working at three events (Stegosaurus Tri, Island Lake Tri, and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run), I’ve gotten back into the swing of training – with all that comes with hard effort – and some family news, too. So here we go with three pieces of news. …

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