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Hi! I really liked the microblogging from last week, so here I am again. There are two topics I wanted to address: Why do running shoe companies change their shoes in adverse ways? I know “adverse” is subjective, but I

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CIM 2016: Training Recap & Looking Ahead

OK, last post about CIM and then I’m moving on. I wanted to write a quick run-down of my training – basic numbers, what was good, and what was bad. Then, I’ll write a quick blurb about what’s ahead. First,

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CIM 2016: Race Logistics

Here are all of the little details that might be useful to those interested in running CIM. If you’re interested in my race recap, you can find it here. Organizers: Sacramento Running Association (race website) Cost: The day after the

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Race Recap: 2016 California International Marathon

30-second version: Race day conditions were perfect and I felt good at the start. I took it out a bit more aggressively than in previous marathons, but I kept my effort easy. The first 10K flew by and I felt

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CIM Week 11.5 of 12: Race Preview

Let’s face it: it’s super awkward to post workouts from the last week of marathon training after the race, so I thought I’d lump the beginning of Week 12 with a little race preview, to get my pre-CIM rambling on.

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CIM Training Week 11 of 12: Almost Game Time

Less than a week to go until CIM!! It seems so surreal. I’ll draft a race preview sometime later this week, but in the meantime, here are some random thoughts: My right ankle has been bugging me since the Berkeley

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Race Recap: Berkeley Half Marathon

While planning my long runs for CIM, I considered signing up for the Berkeley Half Marathon. On the list of Pros: 2 weeks before CIM, when I had a fast finish long run on the schedule anyway local race easy

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CIM Training Week 10 of 12: Peak Week?

“Peak Week 1” LOLZ. I don’t know if I’m peaking, or just feel “peak-ed”. With Thanksgiving upon us, I can’t help but get in the mindset of feeling grateful for a lot of things in my life. In terms of

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CIM Training Week 8 of 12: Unplanned Step Back Week

Well, there’s usually at least a couple of hiccups during any marathon training cycle, and mine arrived Thursday in the form of a sore throat. As (what I hope to be) a mild head cold moves through my system, I

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CIM Training Week 7 of 12 + OktobeRun Pacing Recap

Wow, it felt really good to type out “Week 7 of 12” in the title. This past week, I had a crazy anxiety dream about CIM. (I know reading about other people’s dreams can be boring, but just bear with

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