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The HUFF 50K Trail Run

Crammed into a heated tent with 300+ ultrarunners minutes before the start of the HUFF 50K, my sister and I couldn’t help gawking at all the fancy shoes and gear. Though Traci had bought a new outfit and insoles for … Continue reading

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Test-running the HUFF 50K course

So Traci and I finally test-ran one 15-mile loop of the HUFF 50K course over the weekend at Chain O’Lakes State Park. Wow, is it beautiful. And hilly. And seemingly endless. “It made me want to cry,” my sister said … Continue reading

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Rebuilding 50K confidence ‘from the ground up’

When my sister and I line up this coming Saturday for the HUFF 50K, I’m going to be thinking of Temple Grandin – a 67-year-old autistic professor who as far as I know has no connection whatsoever to running, unless … Continue reading

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Am I allergic to cold weather racing?

I’m sure I’m not the only runner on the planet this happens to, but sometimes it feels that way: Why is it that my sinuses get so destroyed after cold weather races? I was psyched to try a new trail … Continue reading

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When the best running fuel is frustration

Over the six years we’ve been running together, my sister and I had purposely gotten away from what I used to derisively call “Ladies Who Lunch” runs — where the run simply serves as a vehicle for conversation. In our … Continue reading

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How do you know it’s time for new insoles?

When the screws you put on your trail shoes for better traction start poking your feet on a run. I’m into frugal fitness. Most of my running outfits came from Goodwill or are hand-me-downs from overly fussy daughters. When it … Continue reading

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This year’s ridiculous running goal

  January’s coming to a close and I still haven’t written up my running goals for the year. Mostly that’s because I was so focused on last year’s breakout goals – running my first marathon and running the HUFF 50k … Continue reading

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Where did my mega-lap mojo go? #Janathon 12-13

I keep checking to see if the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon registration is still open, and so far it is.  The question is: Am I up for running 208 laps again this year? The answer, based on yesterday’s 32-lap, 3 … Continue reading

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Cold run in screw shoes and other Janathon fun

Friday I got a text from a friend who was trying to set up a night trail run on a day when the temperature was supposed to dip to minus-8 with a windchill of 25-below. “Are you nuts – or … Continue reading

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My 5 favorite runs of 2014

I’m not a compiler of statistics. I never seem to know exactly how many miles I run in a year, though I can usually cobble together an approximation if called upon. My favorite runs are those that have a storyline … Continue reading

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