Unchartered Territory

"By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be." – Mark Victor Hansen It’s a fitting time to say thanks to all those who read this blog, which began as a training diary leading up to last year’s Grandma’s Marathon in…
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The Final Countdown

This morning brought a bonus for runners heading outdoors today, with cool but pleasant temps and a light wind. If marathon morning resembles today, it will be a good day to race. And while the weather forecast for the weekend looked bleak, it seems the WDAY meteorologist team got it right. Congrats to Dan Cook,…
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Preparing For The New Course

"No one said it would be easy, no one said it would be this hard." – The Scientist, by Coldplay The official Fargo Marathon course map shows the races – either the half or full – won’t be easy. Racing presents its own demands – an opportunity to push past the pain and challenge oneself…
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Running For The Hills

It was another nature run Wednesday, this time driving solo to find another rural route. Torn between hills and intervals, I stumbled across the perfect path. My plan was to run hills again, and drove out to a spot that I thought would offer up some decent uphills and downhills – but nothing too drastic.…
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Eyes On The Prize

"Never part with your dreams. When they’re gone, you might still exist, but you cease to live." – Unknown Last night, I started looking through one of my favorite running books – it’s something I always do in the days and weeks leading up to a big race. The book serves as a template for…
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Some Words To Run By

"Running to him was real; the way he did it the realest thing he knew. It was all joy and woe, hard as diamond; it make him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free." – Once a Runner, John L. Parker Jr. Not too long ago, someone requested that I provide some "rules…
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