Category Archives: Training and Racing

>Distance Training Theory

>Let’s Run was once a fantastic resource for serious distance runners. The home page is now a pretty good (if amateurish) place to follow professional and college track, but the “world-famous” message board has basically jumped the shark (and admittedly, … Continue reading

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>Searching for a Gym

>Over the last ten years I’ve apparently been spoiled when it comes to gyms. In the small college city where I used to live, there was the university’s rec center, a city-run rec center, and literally just two other gyms … Continue reading

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>Back Online

>Last week we packed up the camping gear and the Miller High Life and headed off to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Only a few track/running-related things to report; for one, a beautiful and challenging 12-mile run through Cades … Continue reading

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>New Personal Record

>Yesterday I did my long run for the week, a 3-hour jaunt. I farted around in the morning and didn’t get started until 9:00, at which time the bank sign downtown already said it was 84 degrees. I also relied … Continue reading

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>Bluffton University May Day 4-Miler

>This week’s Sports Illustrated has a great article on Bluffton University, its baseball team, and the deadly bus crash. Its emphasis is on how the university community dealt with the tragedy (extremely well) and how people all over the country … Continue reading

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>Wierd

>I didn’t notice this yesterday, so it didn’t make it into my post. After a New Year’s Eve 5k, I figured out where I was and that I need to be at sub-3:15 on May 20. So I plotted an … Continue reading

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>Half Marathon

>I don’t post much about my own running. There are plenty of training blogs out there, somw quite good, but I really don’t like writing about myself all the time. Still, I find being a competitor part and parcel of … Continue reading

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