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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...


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...


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...



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...


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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