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Routine Dawn

This is the dawning of the age of my new run routine. I have been heading out early in the morning, ya know, before non-run people even consider getting out of bed even for a pee because the sun is an hour away from its daily arrival and the air is cool and light is […]

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Vantage point

I need to stop looking back and lamenting the run form and fitness shape I had just a few months ago and begin to embrace where I am now so that I can look ahead to where I want to be next. It’s a matter of altering the point of view.

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Noodley Limbs

You know it’s been a tough run when afterward your legs feel like uncooked noodles and the next day your quads are still burning. That used to be the case for me after a 25-35 kilometre push or a serious hill session. Now, it’s every run. Getting back into running shape is bloody hard! Especially […]

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Hippity hop

I am not a rap or hip hop kind of guy. I’m not into Kayne or Drake or Kendrick. But sometimes just to push the run to a new gear or shake me out of a casual rhythm, I’ll be sure to have at least one old skool rap song on the playlist to inject […]

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Towering task

Getting back to the fitness level, running form, and that feeling like I could stomp a 50k race like crushing an empty beer can that I had at the peak of my training in April feels like a towering task. In fact, when I think of the hours and hours I spent honing the run […]

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runhappiness summer

August gold

I heart the Olympics. I could sit and watch the golden moments and the not so podium performances all day long. The athletic achievements are unbelievable and the limits of human speed and strength and skill are impressive, inspiring, at times incomprehensible. The golden moments this August will be awesome. The “failures” are epic, but […]

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Rural ride

Today was just the most perfect summer’s day. There were two soccer games, a lot of sun, a family bike ride, Olympics watching, a breeze to rustle the trees and take the humidity out of the air, painting the kid’s play house and their clothes and their feet, and an evening sitting on the front […]

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