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Vibrams versus barefoot….

Sep 4, 2009 | No Comments

First, I have to say I am a huge fan of Vibram Five Fingers shoes. I believe they are an excellent product! I personally own two pair of KSOs and plan on buying the new Treks when they become available. I highly recommend the shoe to anyone interested in going the minimalist route.

Having said that, I do believe there is a time and a place for ANY minimalist shoe. If you are interested in learning to Read More...

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100 mile training

Aug 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here’s a brief update on my training. I have 26 days left until Hallucination. The training has went well thus far- no injuries to report. My training mileage has been pretty good- 45, 65, 81, 31, and 71 over the last five weeks. This week will likely be somewhere in the ballpark of 50 miles as I start a gradual taper over the next four weeks.

Mt crew is coming along. This last week, about Read More...

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Why do you run? Thoughts on the "Running Man" Theory.

Aug 19, 2009 | One Comment

If you’ve run long enough, you will inevitably get this question. Personally, I find this question very difficult to answer. Yes, there are standard, canned answers… I run to stay healthy, to lose weight, as a means of relieving stress, I enjoy the outdoors, I enjoy the company of others, yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ve never liked these answers, though. They seem woefully incomplete. Sure, I like feeling healthy, and I really do love the connectedness Read More...

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Nervousness…

Aug 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

In forty-one days, I will toe the line for my second attempt at finishing a 100 mile race. That leaves me with five weeks of training which includes two taper weeks. I have been obsessively poring over my plans from my 100 mile attempt last year. I am looking for every problem that sprung up; searching for any variable I overlooked. I am constantly comparing this year’s plan to the previous plan. Am I making Read More...

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Fallsburg Marathon Update- My crazy-ass idea…

Aug 14, 2009 | One Comment

Tomorrow morning I will be running the Fallsburg Marathon in Lowell, MI. I had originally planned on running the Marquette 50 miler next weekend, but had to settle for the shorter, cheaper local race. While running a 10 1/2 mile run today, I decided to try running the course before the race. That will push my weekly miles to slightly above 90. This should be my most ambitious week. This is my plan:

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