Turnaround

Yesterday I went out to Chelsea for my assigned tempo run. Being winter in Michigan, it was cold, and I ran the first half uphill into a stiff headwind. It had the makings of a real suck. But the sky was blue and the sun was shining after weeks of miserable gray, and when I …

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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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Winter Warriors: Yankee Springs Winter Challenge Recap

4:45 a.m. on a January Saturday is when sensible people are nestled snug in warm beds. I was outside in single-degree temps, trudging through 100 yards of snow toward frigid vault toilets. It was my own fault. I'd signed up for the Yankee Springs Winter Challenge 50K, and the Long Lake Outdoor Center has no …

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