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Another week. Another Tempo Run that has went wrong. Was it the cold? Was it trying to go too fast too early? Or was it my continued attempt to lose weight? Another week. Another Tempo Run that had me feeling like I had no power. The rest of my running has been fine and has […]

The recently tight jeans are showing significant give now. My stride feels generally lighter too. Unfortunately however any would-be augmentation in my running speed has yet to manifest. The truth of the matter is that I have plateaued in recent tempo runs. A heartbreaking realization in terms of marathon prognostication. In the meantime I continue […]

We had a game plan today. To ready ourselves for our spring marathons my crew entered a local 10k race. We had a game plan today of holding our respective marathon goal paces for the duration of the 10k — after doing an 18k warmup. On tired legs we reached the start line. On even […]

A cozy warmth pervades the local café as I sip my morning brew. I gaze languidly out the shop window, a still sleepy smile breeching my muffled reflection. After yesterday’s swirling snows and gusty conditions the city has settled into a relative calm. It’s actually a nice day for a run. But I’m not running […]

In many regards I would describe myself as a very simple man. I’m quite happy with a quiet existence. I’m an introvert, not an extrovert. A supporting player, not the star. I would even say that in many regards I don’t aspire to more either. At least not in the metric that western society employs […]

I stared out the window into the swirling snow globe that lay beyond the single pane of glass. As the coffee percolated I silently thanked the earlier version of my own self that was saavy enough to pack my trail shoes, affording me more traction in slick conditions such as these. Overnight, winter had arrived. […]