The Rundown – The Other Side

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The Rundown – The Other Side
It’s fantastic to be on the other side of the holidays! Even though my kids were home for almost three weeks straight, my dog continues to cause ridiculous amounts of stress and a warm day is anything that is a positive number, I’m still grateful to be firmly in January of a new year. Adios […]
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The Rundown – It Was The Year Of…

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The Rundown – It Was The Year Of…
December demands reflection. Before the calendar flips to another year, I want to take some time to reflect on 2017. It was a terrible racing year for me but it was a fantastic year of living! The year had no particular theme so I will recall the many themes of my 2017 and try not […]
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The Rundown – Happy Pills

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The Rundown – Happy Pills
  Don’t worry, this is not a post confessing my addiction to opioids (although I don’t think anyone would blame me) it’s more about taking supplements that have changed my training life. I’ve also come to realize that now, more than ever, my daily activity is my dose of happiness and sanity. So, get your […]
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The Rundown – Hot Mess

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The Rundown – Hot Mess
Those two words pretty much sum up how I feel after the Thanksgiving holiday — a hot mess. I have a holiday hangover, only a few short weeks to get all the shopping, wrapping, photo card, giving and party planning done and the boys had half days for what seemed like an eternity. It is […]
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The Rundown – Another Hole in My Head

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The Rundown – Another Hole in My Head
When I was a junior at Boston University in 1996, I got the first extra hole in my head at a hemp fest held in the commons. Twenty-one years later, I got the second at a tattoo place, completely sober and all by myself. I’m celebrating my live like you were dying year and, quite […]
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The Rundown – Running Toward Las Vegas

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The Rundown – Running Toward Las Vegas
Every time I survive the flight to Las Vegas (or anywhere else), I think it’s a miracle. So, any anxiety I may have about running the Las Vegas Rock and Roll half marathon on November 12, is not really new to me. In fact, I can tell you in all seriousness that I still fear […]
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The Rundown – Feeling Like A Master

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The Rundown – Feeling Like A Master
It’s not a good thing. When I say I’m “feeling like a master” I mean I feel old and every bit like I’m in the over 40 masters age group. Training always ebbs and flows but I’m feeling my age more than usual as I head into the final weeks before the Las Vegas Rock […]
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The Rundown – Las Vegas RNR Half Marathon Stripped Down

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The Rundown – Las Vegas RNR Half Marathon Stripped Down
I have never run a race like the one I did in Las Vegas last week. With what seemed like the better part of the Las Vegas police force armed with assault rifles, lookouts with binoculars on top of buildings and parking structures and police helicopters screaming overhead, myself and 40,000 other runners assembled outside of […]
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The Rundown – Off to the Race(s)

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The Rundown – Off to the Race(s)
Technically I’m only off to one race but just getting to Las Vegas this week will be a series of smaller races to pack, get some freelance jobs finished and spend as much time as possible with the boys before we leave. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Last week was a great week […]
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The Rundown – My Mind Is Playing Tricks on Me

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The Rundown – My Mind Is Playing Tricks on Me
I can actually see it both ways. I’m playing tricks on my mind as much as it’s messing with me. Lately I’ve hated seeing actual pace numbers in my training log so my coach starting putting in the RPE (rate of perceived exertion) scale instead. If I see the pace 6:11 I find it’s hard […]
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The Rundown – Resting Brick Face

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The Rundown – Resting Brick Face
This is my resting brick face. If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, let me explain. In triathlon a “brick” session is when you perform two disciplines back to back in a workout like a run/swim or bike/run or swim/bike. You get the idea. I have been told on more than one occasion […]
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