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The Zero-Thought Weekly Workout Schedule

Between my standard post-marathon daze and caring for a new baby that doesn’t adequately understand training needs, the month of October and early November floated by uninspired. I got my mileage in, worked in mini long-runs and a few intervals, … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learning from the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

I’d like to think I learn something from every race I run. The big ones in particular. When you’ve spent three plus months with your eyes on a specific goal, it’s nice to feel like you have a few takeaways. … Continue reading

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April Fools Prep

I take on my second race of the season at tomorrow’s April Fools 5k in Appleton. It’s kind of a great little run for at least five reasons: It’s at 6 p.m. on a Friday, so I can run it … Continue reading

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St. Pats Day 17k

In March of 2012, I was running shirtless through the Arboretum in Madison, blasting mile repeats on the snowless UW track and transitioning to my new running home in the Fox Cities. Between a job search that lasted from December … Continue reading

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Finding the Time

I’ve spent the last five months immersed in the morose certainty of my  inevitable decline as a runner.  And as much as I’d love to complain about the utter lack of adequate running routes in Appleton or near my work in Green Bay, … Continue reading

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Door County Half Thoughts

It’s hard to be disappointed with a race where I finished just seconds off my PR, but Saturday’s 5th annual running of the Door County Half Marathon left me feeling like there was work left unfinished. I ran 1:14:35 through the hills … Continue reading

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Another Self-Indulgent Crazylegs 8k Report (2012)

Madison’s Crazylegs 8k attracts a quality collection of some of the state’s better runners.   Running against faster runners not only gives the race the excitement of real competition (a competition I’ll never win but which is fun regardless), it pushes … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Beer Runner Endorsement: Mug Clubs

How jealous I was every time I walked into a brewpub to see the happy locals drinking from their local mugs and sitting on their local stools.  They were the regulars.  The dedicated bar patrons.  And as a demonstration of … Continue reading

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Tales from the Trails: Summer, 2009

The summer of 2009 damn near broke me. Having moved to Washington, D.C. in early 2005, I’d become well acquainted, if not even remotely acclimated, to its boiling, humidity-clogged, unbearable summers.  I found no pleasure in June through August during … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Half Marathon Race Recap

The weekend in racing and life went pretty much exactly as I had hoped. I ran the first of a three race-series this past Saturday at the Parkinson’s Half Marathon in Cottage Grove, WI.  While the upcoming race schedule is … Continue reading

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