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my own training plans and racing efforts, results, crashes and reports!

  The new normal…  

The new normal has no norms; it involves change, flux, and constant motion. Since my departure from my business of 13 years, I have been shuffling my thoughts, my patterns and my ideas. The one constant is that I am working, … Continue reading

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Winter running 101 … Aka: Keeping your hard-core on… with EH track bad-asses

Have a goal: write it down, tell your friends. Boston 2014. Central park March ½ marathon, Katie’s 5k in Spring. Whatever. Pen it. Post it. Plan it. The vision and goal will get your warm cuddly ass out of bed … Continue reading

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Wanna run faster? Longer? Injury free? Master efficient running first!

Have you ever wondered why you feel more like a lumbering rhinoceros when you run, rather than a gazelle? Have you ever watched the pro’s at the end of a race, finishing with a still smooth gait, while the mid- … Continue reading

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cross training, cross country (skiing)

..and with a forecast of a steady ZERO degrees (F), we were packed up and heading out into the wild west woods of Maine. The prior night, while driving the final miles near Kingfield, still in cell-phone contact with the … Continue reading

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The “secret day”

EHHS track 6am: I plod my way around the school perimeter under headlamp beam, picking up pairs of reflective eyes darting from my path. I gather my thoughts, thinking of family at home, winding thoughts and breaths and prayers together … Continue reading

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another kick in the hyner. coming back for more.

Devil of a drive to PA started the nerves going. Two weeks no beer, one week off wine, 10 days off coffee. The PVC’s had finally settled but the pre-race jitters were in full force. The traffic jams on the … Continue reading

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night riding the winter away

Full belly after Christmas? Pants a little too tight around the middle? Bike looking a little lonely in the basement as the winter days are short on light? Solution: winter rides at night! If you are like me and the … Continue reading

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Last leg(s) TR2011, stage 7 to Canmore, Alberta.

TR2011 Day 7. Rafter 6 Ranch to Canmore, Alberta.August 13, 2011. 42k, 1500m elevation..course preview here.. And off we went. High-fiving and fist bumping on the start line for the last time, Danny, Marty, Dennis and I tucked into the space … Continue reading

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The Queen stage: day 6: TR2011

TR2011: Day 6: Little Elbow to Rafter Six ranch: The Queen stage. 72km, 2600m elevation If today is the Queen stage, yesterday was the joker. Not supposed to be as grueling as it turned out, we were shattered by the … Continue reading

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Wilderness 101 day 4 TR2011

TR2011 day 4  FYI: Saddle sores aren’t really sores on your saddle. Six days in the saddle, 4 days racing. The nether regions are taking a bit of a beating, the “ass-tar” is out in full force. We start each … Continue reading

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