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The Gambler

I got home from Lake Tahoe last Sunday early enough to get a decent long run in.  You might remember from my last post that I was determined to get back on the base building horse and knock out a

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Base Building, Training Plan, and Fundraising for the Big Basin 50K!

As I mentioned earlier this year, my big goal for 2015 is to run my first ultramarathon: the Big Basin 50K.  Even though the race seems far, far away, I’m starting my official 16-week training plan in early April –

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Inadvertent Recovery Week

Good news and bad news.  The good news is that I survived my first full week of work.  Yay!  The “bad” news is that I only ran ~8 miles this week, despite my best intentions.  Here’s a breakdown of my

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Glass Half Full

Some runners get really depressed when they can’t run.  I admit that I got a little blue at the prospect of taking a little break from my favorite means of acquiring endorphins.  However, there have been some good things that

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My First DNS

I wish that my run this morning went so well and so painlessly that instead of writing the following post, I was writing a race preview for Big Basin Marathon.  Unfortunately, after 6 days off from running, multiple sessions of

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Recovery: A Tale of Two Marathons

Earlier in the year, when I first realized that I’d only have 5 weeks between the Oakland and Big Sur Marathons, I was a little scared.  Would I be recovered and ready run another marathon in a relatively short amount

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Lessons Learned From Big Sur & What’s Next

I always like to write a post about lessons I learned from a marathon for future reference, so Big Sur shall be no different!  Here’s a collection of random thoughts, in no particular order: Racing vs. running: As I mentioned

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