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Not With My Body, But With My Head and Heart: Boilermaker 2017

I’ve documented my love affair with the Utica Boilermaker extensively in these pages. I’ve written about my 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 runs in various posts, devoted entire posts to my participation in 2015, and 2016‘s races, and even written the locally viral 15(K) Reasons to … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Top Ten List to Celebrate My 100th Post

I’ve been blogging for over a decade now. My first attempt, which included the initial incarnation of the Brief Biography of God, appeared on my MySpace page around 2007. I immediately fell in love with the medium — it was … Continue reading

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Boilermaker 2016, or The End of the Streak

I don’t know for sure how Jamie Vardy felt around five PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015, but after running this year’s Boilermaker, I now have a pretty good idea. His team, Leicester City, had just demolished their opponents, Swansea, 3-0. … Continue reading

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Semper Currens V: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Week Four Training Wrap-Up Hard to believe, but I’m now a quarter of the way through the program and through the first really tough week. The one big negative of the week was a disastrous tempo run that I’ll talk … Continue reading

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Semper Currens III: Horses for Courses

Week Two Training Wrap-Up After running hard at the Boilermaker, I figured I would start the week gently, so I didn’t run run until Wednesday. Then I went long and slow on a very humid Saturday–one of my favorite routes … Continue reading

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Boilermaker 2015, or The Tale of the Traveling Chocolate GU

At the end of the Vermont City Marathon, I had one package of Chocolate Outrage GU left in my fanny pack. It stayed there for a couple of weeks until, one morning, Tessa decided to head out for a bicycle … Continue reading

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Semper Currens II: All About That Base

Week One Training Wrap-Up Only one week in, and already I’m going off script! But there’s a method to my madness.

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