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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 the perfect … 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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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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