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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