In Search of That Mental Edge

Let's just take a minute to recap my previous marathon experiences:  I train my a$$ off - logging the miles and the quality of workouts that are necessary to BQ.  Come race day, I feel like I am physically ready.  With the exception of the first marathon (where I naturally had doubts about even covering …

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Born to Run: The Naked Tour

It was a beautiful, sunny, hot day for the Naked Run that I said I was gonna do.  It was part of the Born to Run, Naked Tour to promote Chris McDougall's book.  I heard Chris speak last Fall and loved everything he said - very motivating, inspiring and fun.  Today's event was very different …

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My WTF Moment

Little Rock will be my 6th marathon.  One thing that I've noticed happen in all 6 of my marathon training cycles is that I reach a point where I'm tired of the training, tired of the miles, tired of thinking about the miles,  wondering WTF I'm doing this craziness for, and wonder HTF I will …

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Need Mojo?

If any of you runners (or even non-runners) need mojo, find out where Chris McDougall is speaking and go hear him!  Instant mojo.   He is energizing, hilarious, attractive (in the older man, balding sort of way) and inspiring. Chris was speaking at Gear West in Long Lake at an event sponsored by The Bookcase of …

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