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5K Challenge: A race that felt more like a club run

The North Adams Strides for Students 5K felt more like a club run than a race. Most of the 39 runners knew each other, and even though I’m from out of county, I’m starting to identify who’s who. I know … Continue reading

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Racing in the neutral zone

“Pro-America,” read the bumper on the car ahead of me at a traffic light one day last week. “Pro-Freedom!” I wished I had one just like it, only with a third line at the bottom: Anti-Trump! A T-shirt would be … Continue reading

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The W.O.O.F. 5.3 mile trail race

This bend in the trail is always pure mud. Normally we slow down here to look for the skinny tree on the edge that marks the best crossing point. But this time I’m being chased. And so I zip to … Continue reading

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The inner whiner and goal erosion

Usually I think of my battle with the Inner Whiner as being an in-the-moment kind of a thing – a question of resisting temptation, whether related to food or fitness, right here and right now. But now I see that … Continue reading

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The 40th running of the Swiss Days Race

Along with medals marking the 40th running of the Swiss Days Race, the committee thought it would be neat if the founders laced up their shoes and ran in it for the first time in decades. But it was not … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Swiss Days Race excitement!

By Colleen, age 10 We are really excited about the Swiss Days Race tomorrow. The shirts this year are a lot cooler than last year’s since it‘s the 40th race and everything. Grandpa brought ours home early and we’ve already … Continue reading

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