Planting Seeds For The Future

"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson In what is starting to become a weekly routine, a group of runners headed east to run the hills yesterday for what will be one of the last tough workouts before the Fargo Marathon. Scott,…
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More Race Clarifications

The latest newsletter for the Fargo Marathon clarifies quite a few details about the race May 9. My previous posts raised some questions, and it seems like there are now answers to them. Please see below. As of Thursday, there were about 11,660 people signed up for all the events, except for the kids half…
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Course Map Fixed Online

I hadn’t planned on a second blog post today, but this is big enough to warrant it. The course map for the Fargo Marathon, changed after this spring’s flooding, had a lot of people scratching their heads. The last time I wrote about it, a reader pointed out a concern that I failed to mention…
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Keep Plugging Away

One of the reasons I like talking to runners is that, on a whole, I find them a pretty inspiring bunch. To get out there day after day – through the cold, heat, snow, rain and anything else that Mother Nature throws at them – says a lot about their determination. That’s one reason I’ve…
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Breaking In A New Pair Of Shoes

"Personally I have struggled massively with the dilemma of talent vs desire. Choosing desire may not always be the easiest thing to do. It may seem a waste to leave those natural talents behind and strike out in a new direction. But at least you’ll feel alive." – Meri Williams As the Fargo Marathon approaches,…
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Putting The Pieces In Place

With less than two weeks to go before the Fargo Marathon, I’ve set my eyes on the details of my taper. One of the most important pre-race details is setting a chiropractor appointment to make sure everything is aligned properly. After months of pounding the pavement, I always feel better with everything set back in…
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