Not So Frightful! Winter Running

We’re in the middle of one of the coldest winters in recent memory. Walking around outside has not been much fun. But what about running? Do I still go out there and get the miles in? Maybe even actually do some races? You bet your balaclava! In fact, I’ve already completed my first two races …

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Drat That Good Weather! Winter Switchbacks Race Recap

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FLYING when a high school runner steps aside to let you by. The snow came back to Michigan one day too late for Saturday's Winter Switchbacks 5K. So we had a reasonably clear and dry trail, much to the disappointment of the race organizers - and me, too. The Switchback Runs take …

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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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Watch for Puking Mules: The Winter Switchbacks 5K

SO IMAGINE YOU'RE PERUSING A RUNNING WEBSITE, and you come across the following race promo: No pre-race registration, no bathroom facilities, no food or water, and the only award you might get is frostbite. And when you get there, you hear this from the race organizer: "The race ends at the top of the hill. …

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