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Does ‘mileage memory’ count for anything?

If I hadn’t locked my keys in the car at the gas pump on Friday, this would’ve been my first 40+-mile week since my marathon training at the beginning of the year. By the time I got that situation ironed … Continue reading

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1st marathon in the books

The atmosphere and camaraderie at Sunday’s marathon was awesome. I expected to be intimidated, especially after I learned I was the only rookie in the field, but everybody was extremely supportive. Telling example: The guy who won was still hanging … Continue reading

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Hats off to the ‘6-pack’ marathoners

When you’re getting ready for your first marathon, and there are only 35 runners in the whole darn race, and you’re not exactly a speed demon to begin with, this thought goes through your head: Will I be last? I’m … Continue reading

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40-mile fail — or 50-mile feat?

Traci and I fell 40 miles short in our quest to complete a 90-mile run/walk on Saturday. Those last five miles I was hobbling on a swollen ankle* and Traci could no longer straighten her knee. Fretting about a possible … Continue reading

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A volunteer’s view of the Indiana Trail 100

I showed up to the Indiana Trail 100 at Chain O’ Lakes State Park near Albion, Ind., hoping to run a lap as a pacer. I left realizing I was barely qualified to cook ramen noodles for those headlamp-wearing, heroic … Continue reading

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Indiana Trail 100 coming up, ready or not

My, how time flies when you’re not training for a hundred-mile race. I’d told Chad, the “well-padded guy” I met at my first triathlon — who turned out to be a running veteran and a race director, to boot — … Continue reading

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