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Run in the Snow

First run in the snow earlier this week.  Running trails, now matter how many times you’ve run on them, still look, when photographed, like pathways into adventure and mystery. The changing seasons add to the richness of that mystery. Changing seasons … Continue reading

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Running and Being

Runner’s magazine recently ran a story on the re-issue of a book by someone I’d never heard of. This book is now moving to the top of my to-read list. Dr. George Sheehan was a kind of philosopher of running … Continue reading

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Race Day Jitters and Thoughts on Luck

This morning as I prepare to run this 13.2 I’m up early, and nervous! Or excited or something. I woke up far too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. Despite all my yammering about how I’m not competitive, I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Competition

I’m about to run a “race” tomorrow, but to be honest, I’m not very interested in being a competitive runner. I actually don’t think of it as a race as much as my own 13.2-mile run, the culmination of, and … Continue reading

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Gifts of Training Half-Marathon #3

I just finished the real work of training!  12 miles yesterday, and it’s all tapering and gentle maintenance until race day, Nov. 3.  Here are a few of my favorite parts of training for Rails to Trails, Fall, 2013. Getting … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Hooray! This weekend’s run was as fun and easy as last week’s was miserable and hard. I’m sure luck had something to do with it, including the luck of a gorgeous sunny day. But here were my other ingredients: Mixing … Continue reading

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Where is my inner runner?

BAAAAAD attitude for yesterday’s long run.  I was NOT a joy runner yesterday.  I ran nine miles, a repeat of last week’s length, because I was accidentally a week ahead on training.  Something just wasn’t working; I woke up tired, … Continue reading

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