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Life Gets in the Way (Part One)

If April, as the great poet T. S. Eliot maintained, is the cruelest month, then March, for me, was its polar opposite–blessed, munificent, generous to a fault. But as that other great poet, Bruce Springsteen, has observed, “you can’t walk … Continue reading

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Return to Burlington: The Road Goes Ever On

I was late getting to the start line. Very late. Tables and chairs had already been stacked up underneath tents. The last empty gel packets and banana peels had been picked up and thrown into the garbage bags, which were … Continue reading

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No Easy Miles: The 2015 Flower City Half Marathon

If Montgomery Burns designed a half marathon course, I imagine it would look a little like the¬†Flower City Half Marathon: two nasty hills a little past the halfway point with a short section of cobblestones on the second to mess … Continue reading

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Redemption Song (First Verse)

Just two weeks after Burlington, I let Tessa talk me into riding 100 km in the Rochester Tour de Cure, my first-ever long-distance bicycle ride. So it was back on the bicycle, which served the dual purpose of keeping my … Continue reading

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Hanson’s Training, Week 12

I am exhausted. Worse, I’m now 2/3rds of the way through the Hanson’s program, and I still have no idea if I am going to pull off this ambitious escapade.

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Empire State of Mind

Week 2 of the Hanson’s training has now been logged. It’s been mostly easy 5Ks and 4 milers to date, but I am under no illusion that this program is going to be a walk in the park. I am … Continue reading

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