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Ice Age 50K - 2015 Race Report

Ice Age 50K – 2015 Race Report

I am new to the sport of ultrarunning. I ran a 50K (31 miles) last fall on Chicago’s Lakefront, but aside from the distance, the race lacked the challenge of a trail ultramarathon. As simple as that sounds, I had to discover it myself. I love running on trails though I fear rolling or spraining […]

It is a sprint AND a marathon

It is a sprint AND a marathon

The August Panalopy

The August Panalopy

          As I slogged through a soupy nineteen mile run over the late August weekend (in preparation for October’s Milwaukee Marathon and, perhaps, a fall 50K), varied thoughts sloshed in my brain. I wondered at one point whether there is a way out of the marathon lifestyle (long ago having thought […]

Spring Break

Spring Break

        If you did it right, you are scrolling through this with sunscreen-coated fingers while sitting poolside, with one eye reading and the other trained on the cannonball contest your kids are putting on with that family from Minnesota you just met. I’ll gladly take that level of attention. Your absence makes my […]

What Can We Endure?

What Can We Endure?

I wasn’t in Boston on April 15, 2013 when the bombs went off, but I could have been. I was qualified to run, but chose not to go. If I had gone, chances are good I would have finished an hour or so before bombs changed the face of marathoning, maybe forever. But, here’s the […]