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The Rundown – Off to the Race(s)

Technically I'm only off to one race but just getting to Las Vegas this week will be a series of smaller races to pack, get some freelance jobs finished and spend as much time as possible with the boys before we leave. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Last week...

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The Rundown – My Mind Is Playing Tricks on Me

I can actually see it both ways. I'm playing tricks on my mind as much as it's messing with me. Lately I've hated seeing actual pace numbers in my training log so my coach starting putting in the RPE (rate of perceived exertion) scale instead. If I see the pace 6:11 I...

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What a Runner Eats #RunItWednesday

The title of this post should really be what THIS runner eats since, when it comes to eating and running, no two runners are alike in eating habits. Because of that, I will share what I eat as well as what five other highly successful and experienced runners eat, for...

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The Rundown – Resting Brick Face

This is my resting brick face. If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about, let me explain. In triathlon a "brick" session is when you perform two disciplines back to back in a workout like a run/swim or bike/run or swim/bike. You get the idea. I have been told on...

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The Rundown – Feeling Like A Master

It's not a good thing. When I say I'm "feeling like a master" I mean I feel old and every bit like I'm in the over 40 masters age group. Training always ebbs and flows but I'm feeling my age more than usual as I head into the final weeks before the Las Vegas Rock and...

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The Rundown – Running Toward Las Vegas

Every time I survive the flight to Las Vegas (or anywhere else), I think it's a miracle. So, any anxiety I may have about running the Las Vegas Rock and Roll half marathon on November 12, is not really new to me. In fact, I can tell you in all seriousness that I still...

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Women! Please Cut the Sh*t and Support Each Other

Full disclosure: I wrote this post about two weeks ago, before my site crashed, and I took that as a sign to not post it. However, in light of what happened in Las Vegas, a place that is near and dear to my heart and where I intend to run a half marathon (which begins...

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The Rundown – Another Hole in My Head

When I was a junior at Boston University in 1996, I got the first extra hole in my head at a hemp fest held in the commons. Twenty-one years later, I got the second at a tattoo place, completely sober and all by myself. I'm celebrating my live like you were dying year...

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The Rundown – Low Gear

Things shifted into low gear this past week, as expected, and I was fine with the cutback in training but not quite prepared for this website to go down in flames, a missing iPod at the worst possible moment or a cold that only seemed to appear at 3:00am for days....

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