UPDATED: The Upside Of A New Course

Updated with course information below original post While there might be some disappointment among runners about a course change for the Fargo Marathon next month, there are some upsides to the move. And it’s not like this is the first time in the race’s five years that the course has changed due to flooding –…
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Final Decision

"One race represented months of training; each step the product of many miles of preparation. They would have thought of this race countless times, some of them running it in bits and pieces during interval training or overdistance." – Once a Runner, by John L. Parker Jr. After much thought and anticipation, today brings a…
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Updates On ND Roadways

The following updates on roads in North Dakota have been announced the state’s Department of Transportation. ND Hwy 200 A north of Washburn now open   Traffic speeds reduced on I-94 east of Steele due to water on roadway   I-29 Southbound roadway south of Harwood and ND 200 by Goodrich have water on roadway…
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Two To Go

Waking up Sunday morning, I tried to keep things in perspective: A 20-miler on the schedule and most of the day to figure out a way to complete it. During my training for the Fargo Marathon, which began in early January, I built up to 18-mile runs pretty quickly. That’s in large part because I…
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Dragon Fire Walk Cancelled

Next Saturday’s Dragon Fire Walk at MSUM has been cancelled due to issues surrounding this spring’s flood. It’s an unfortunate casualty in the craziness we’ve come to know as the 2009 spring. It was the last local race still on the calendar before the Fargo Marathon – now less than 4 weeks away. With the…
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A Decision Looms

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." – Abraham Lincoln Today’s run was a quick 3-miler, something I don’t do too often. During the bulk of marathon training, I aim for a long run on the weekends, a short recovery run the day after, and a…
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