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Race Recap: Bobby Doyle 5 Miler

Considering that I've been running now for over 8 years, you'd think I'd have developed the ability to judge where my fitness is at at any given point of a season, but this past Sunday proved otherwise. The Bobby Doyle 5 Miler, held in Narragansett, Rhode Island, was a first…
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Marshal Your Ambition

“He wanted to impart some of the truths Bruce Denton had taught him, that you don't become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come…
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Rabbit Running Apparel: Born to Run Free

In a race, the rabbit is the one who sets the pace. The rabbit is the one who leads the way, the one that all other runners rely on and key off of. On the surface, it seems that the rabbit's job is simple: run the correct splits and bring the race…
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Handwritten Running Logs

Handwritten running logs are quickly becoming obsolete. With computer programs like Microsoft Word and Excel and online websites and platforms such as Strava and Running2Win, there are an increasing number of options available to runners of all levels. And, in this technological age where convenience and centralization are key, the…
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Never Settle

“Good things come to those who wait.” The following are snippets from actual email correspondence I had with the recruiting coordinator at a professional running group the summer after my senior year. Recruiter: "Hello my name is _____ and I am the recruiting coordinator at _____. We have a professional running group here…
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Roll Recovery: A Runner’s Best Friend

In my first post recapping my experiences out at the Trials, I mentioned that one of the highlights for John and I was getting the chance to interact with the creators of a number of exciting new performance running brands. Their products, made for runners, by runners, do an excellent…
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Bent But Not Broken

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung I'll be honest, the weekend after my disastrous race at the Stumptown Twilight meet, I was seriously regretting John and mine's decision to go watch the Olympic Trials. Obviously we still ended…
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Mr. and Mrs. Track Nerd

Beaches. Fine dining. Tours of ancient cities. Stays in exotic hotels. Luxury. Relaxation. These are things that most newlyweds encounter on their honeymoon. Sweaty runners. Bleacher seats. College dorm rooms. Throngs of people. Cafeteria food. The deafening roar of a crowd. These are the things that await John and I…
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