Misadventures In Running Fast

Over the past year, on three separate occasions I’ve decided to start incorporating some speed work into my training regimen – nothing too crazy, just …

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Altra Olympus 4 Review

A couple of months ago I shared my initial impressions of the Altra Olympus 4. I’ve now run 177 miles in these shoes since early …

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Getting Ready to Conquer the Rock

I’ve registered to complete the Conquer the Rock double during the first weekend in March. The “double” consists of two races: a 50k race on …

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20 Mile Long Run on Gravel

I started my day by joining my friend Alex for a long run out at the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Two of Alex’ …

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Winter is for Easy Running

This morning I went on my first true winter run of the current winter season. It was a crisp 26 degrees (Fahrenheit, about -3 Celsius) …

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Why Ultrarunning is Not Hiking

My wife got me a shirt for Christmas that says: “Ultrarunning: basically hiking.” Which got me thinking: how is ultrarunning different from hiking? The truth …

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