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Withheld information and Dr. Noakes podcast

Yesterday on the group run at Eisenhower, Tony said he’d been listening to the podcasts on Ben Greenfield’s website.  He said the nutrition ones were pretty interesting and useful.  I decided they’d be good background noise for all the squats … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at TNF 50

I had great plans to get up before class this morning and write something worthwhile, but the hotel bed was particularly soft and warm, so I stayed curled up under the comforter.  I’m teaching a neat group of students who … Continue reading

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Body scanned and en route

Hello from the Phoenix airport!  The people-watching is pretty good right now. There’s a 60 year-old guy to my left watching the Rocky Horror episode of Glee on his IPad.  And there are two  women across from me debating whether … Continue reading

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Uncaffeinated water, speed, and compassion

Good morning folks.  Thursday’s snuck up on me.  Weren’t we just unpacking the car from Thanksgiving?  (And by “we” I mean Eliot.  I just got out of the car when we pulled into the driveway and never looked back.)  I … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber and my Northface Endurance Challenge goals

So yesterday I was whining about the flatness of downtown Houston.  Nothing even resembling a hill to train on for the upcoming race.  But I forgot I still had a free seven-day pass to Lifetime Fitness.  It was one of … Continue reading

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Take a left at the barn that burned down in 1972

Those are the directions for one 5.6 mile section of TNF 50 mile course. OMG. The other 44.4 miles are broken down with similar detail. And here’s a picture of the course flagging. along with this helpful advice: I feel … Continue reading

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Sick

Asa has a fever.  The day’s been filled with apple juice, popsicles, soup, Tylenol, hours of “Frog and Toad” stories — and no running.   I called Eliot in a bit of a panic this afternoon.  “Asa’s sick and he … Continue reading

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Plane ticket: check

Eliot got home from his weeklong conference yesterday afternoon.  Whoop!!  He brought Asa a tiny Black Diamond lantern and I got a headlamp.  Score.  Asa spent the rest of the day shutting himself in dark rooms to use his present. … Continue reading

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35 on the treadmill

Well, I’m not going to set any world records by running 35 miles on the treadmill tonight.  Looks like the record belongs to a Hungarian lady.  153 miles in 24 hours.  (I didn’t do much rigorous research for that info, … Continue reading

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Stubbornness v. Perseverance

I was talking to my priest about running yesterday.  What!?  You don’t?  He’s not a runner and I’m sure he didn’t realize we were talking about running.  Or maybe he did.  He’s a smarty.  Anyway, he asked what the difference … Continue reading

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