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Textured Tuesday #96

“A very good friend of mine Told me something the other day I’d like to pass it on to you ‘Cause I believe what he said to be true He said we’re here for a good time Not a long time” -Trooper  ‘We’re Here For a Good Time (Not a Long Time)’

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Not hanging my head

A marathon training plan is never a smooth trajectory up the slope of challenge. It is fraught with waves and ripples that rise and fall. It is littered with pebbles and grit to slip you up. It is sometimes cloudy and dark. Almost exactly a year after I bowed out of my goal of competing […]

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Showing signs of aging?

Right when I was beginning to really hit a groove again, I hit a rut. My left calf muscle has decided to seize up not only during the last two run outings but also while playing catch, walking on the beach, and basically sitting still. Evidence that I am old and can’t seem to handle […]

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Song of springtime

Early morning with the fog lifting, the birds singing their warning or mating songs (or both), the river steaming and churning, the spider’s web dripping, the hills slick with dew, my breathe heaving, my feet pushing, and not a car in ear shot. Music isn’t necessary during springtime running sessions since the world seems to […]

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Inner workings

I’d love to know the thoughts that run through the minds of the marathon professionals while racing. What causes wonder in Eliud Kipchoge’s mind while running? Maybe nothing? Does Lanni Marchant imagine her future while running? Is it bright?  Is it immediate? Whilst crushing a half marathon PB, does Eric Gillis think about the papardelle […]

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May showers

If my running were to be placed on a sliding scale of precipitation, as one does, then I’d be in the May showers zone. My run routine is beyond the trickle or mist of early morning springtime rain. It’s also much farther along the evolution of storm and includes an occasional downpour. Deluge. May showers […]

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Wet feet

While in my zone running early yesterday morning, I found myself reflecting on how exactly I got into this ridiculous (from the outside looking in) habit. I don’t think there was any one catalyst or moment of enlightenment where I thought “I’m going to do this and make it stick.” I really think that I […]

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