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Winter Carnival Half Marathon

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Recap is a little late so I’ll keep the details to a minimum.  Going into the race, I wasn’t feeling great.  I was coming off a bad week of running where I felt extremely tired.  I tried to take a few days off so I would be rested.  My goal was to just get under […]

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Meet of Miles Recap

January 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

While it has been many months since the last post, today’s is also for a mile race. Last night was the Meet of Miles at the U of M Fieldhouse.  Going in, I was hoping I had retained enough speed from last summer to still get under 5:10 for the mile.  I have had little […]

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Belated Race Report (TC 1 Mile)

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Thursday night I ran that TC 1 Mile race downtown.  It was fun getting to run down Nicollet Mall.  The race itself got out to a quick start.  I was hoping to run under 5 minutes and I knew it would be close.  I started out about 3 rows back at the starting line which […]

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Minimalist Running Shoes

March 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today was the first real run in the new kicks. I’ve read a couple articles about getting closer to barefoot running to force better running form but it was the book, Brain Training by Matt Fitgerald, that made me finally make the plunge. With minimal cushioning in the heel you’re forced to land on the […]

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Quest for 100 Pushups

March 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week, I started up on the 100 pushups plan.  I’ve never been great at pushups and Sarah and I decided this was a simple plan to follow.  It’s been out there for a while and I’ve thought about doing it several times.  Now that I’ve got someone else also doing it, there’s a little […]

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2009 Race Schedule

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

One month into the year and I’m finally writing. Obviously I didn’t have any resolution to blog more. I’ve got at least a tentative race schedule planned for the year. It’s pretty much all over the place with stuff ranging from a mile on a track to a 50k trail race. I’d love to do […]

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Timberwolves Game Update

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Note: This was also posted at Randball. I finally got to go to my first game last Wednesday against the Suns since I had to miss the opening night. I was pretty psyched to go, even though my SELF was salivating at the thought of Steve Nash. I might have a strange thing for girls […]

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Learning From History

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading Chad’s blog about trying recreate a great race, it prompted me to review what led up to qualifying for Boston in 2005 and then breaking 3 hours at Boston.  Let’s review: Jun 2005 – 110.5 miles Jul 2005 –  123.2 miles Aug 2005 –  143.8 miles Sep 2005 –  155.5 miles Oct 2005 […]

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Duct Tape Bandits Unmasked for the Losers We Are

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Last night the Duct Tape Bandits lost something like 91-50.  Quick history lesson, this is a men’s league team that plays out in Burnsville.  Our team record is now 0-4, but we played with the hearts of champions.  I stole the name from this guy:   I’m like the Mark Madsen of the team.  I […]

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TC Marathon Update

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the marathon and I think I’m finally ready to recap it.  It started out as a pretty good day, weather-wise, with comfortable tempertures but dark clouds looming.  The race started out great.  Coral 1 was a little crowded but I didn’t mind since I was hoping to start out […]

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