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Singletrack Maniac 50k

I’m calling this “The Experiment.” If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you probably know that I’ve had some significant trouble finishing my ultramarathons in the past couple years. I have a tendency to become severely dehydrated on … Continue reading

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Monument Ave. 10k

And the quest for sub-40 continues. Ever since┬ámy first real shot at breaking that barrier in 2012, it’s been my goal to beat 40 minutes in a 10k. The subplot shifted this winter when I hired a coach and dedicated … Continue reading

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Frostbite 15k

For the first time in a long time, I finished a race this weekend and was genuinely proud and satisfied with the results. My return to shorter-distance road racing kicked off with a 1:03:27 at the Frostbite 15k, a Richmond … Continue reading

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2013 recap; 2014 preview

It’s time once again to both take a look back and attempt to peer forward at the year to come. Overall, 2013 was an excellent year for my running. But there were a few major low points as well, to … Continue reading

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Seashore 50k (DNF)

I had big goals for the Seashore 50k, but the weather had other plans. After a fantastic fall of training, which included pacing a 3:45 marathon and two successful solo runs of 27 and 29 miles, I felt so ready … Continue reading

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Richmond Marathon (3:45 pacer)

I want to start this report off with a little honesty: The idea of attempting a fast marathon still scares me after my experience at Shamrock in the spring of 2012. I had big goals and really put myself out … Continue reading

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50 (uh, 37) for Freedom

On Sunday I set out to run 50 miles, but, as most of you know by now, I only made it through 37 of them. Even though there’s a slight taste of disappointment in having fallen short, I do feel … Continue reading

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