The Goose Run

As the last to arrive, last-minute preparations went quickly as I contemplated whether to go with road or trail shoes for the planned Memorial Day run. Leaving from Goose’s house would offer a new route, including gravel, and a wrong choice could make a long run seem even longer. We pushed off and quickly found…
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Post Marathon Recap

It seems the Fargo Marathon has upstaged itself. With ideal racing weather — it was 47 degrees at the start and just an 8 mph breeze from the northeast — marathon morning promised perfect conditions for runners. Lining up near the back of the marathon coral, runners appeared serious — but optimistic and energetic. Months…
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It Takes Commitment

It takes commitment to run a race. Not the half-hearted kind. But the real stuff — determination, doggedness, single-minded focus and preparation. Barring injury, going through the motions is a waste of talent, opportunity and time. It takes far longer to prepare for a race than it takes to complete it. At every moment of…
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Define Your Destiny

The pre-race ritual before nearly every Fargo Marathon weekend has been pretty much the same. Sitting quietly on the floor of the Fargodome concourse, the headphones slip over my ears. Methodically, gear is adjusted until each piece fits perfectly, as though it really isn’t there. A small snack. My eyes close as I review the course in my…
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