Monthly Archives: February 2016

Review: Running without my flip belt feels like going naked

There was no real reason to wear my flip belt during last week’s Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon. There are tables for storing your supplies in all four corners of the track. You could pick up your earbuds or cell phone … Continue reading

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The Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon

My second marathon was disappointing. But it was definitely a learning experience. I’d been working on some mental as well as pacing strategies for the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon, which I completed in 5:31 back in 2014. Instead, given the … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Devising a mental strategy with 6 days to go

I hope there’s an old fashioned analog clock at the Goshen College indoor track for Saturday’s Maple Leaf Marathon, because I’m really getting into breaking up these mega-lap runs into half-hour segments. It makes a huge difference to focus on … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 6

The Chilly Chili Run was an awesome venue for a recovery run after Friday’s 20-miler. Conditions were perfect — sunny and cold but hardly any wind, with crispy mud and just a bit of ice on the trails at Ouabache … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training Week 5

OK, I’m starting to panic a little bit. On the one hand, based on last week’s 18-miler, I do feel like I ought to be able to finish the Maple Leaf Marathon on Feb. 20. But I hate the way … Continue reading

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Running with ultrarunning legend Scott Jurek

  Ultramarathoning superstar Scott Jurek was the keynote speaker Sunday for the Fort Wayne Track Club’s annual banquet, and while he was in town he led an untimed fun run at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Talk about a nice guy. Jurek … Continue reading

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