Upcoming Races

There are at least three races in the area this Saturday, but the region apparently loses one of its signature events. There are 5K runs in Milnor, N.D., and Hawley, Minn., for those looking for a little small town charm. The Hawley race is part of the town’s week-long rodeo events. There also is a…
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Safety Precaution

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Duluth, so my trip there in two weeks for Grandma’s Marathon is long overdue. It’s been a city that I’ve always loved, and I guess it helps explain my lifelong love of the water and watercraft. It is a magnificent city with a great view, and…
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States Of Running?

Maybe Runner’s World online ran out of things to talk about, but I have to give them some creative credit. They decided to crunch some numbers to find out, by looking at Web site tracking, how many visits they have to their Web site per thousand residents in each state. It appears Minnesota and North…
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The Signs Says…

When you have a big decision to make, what do you do to clear your head? For all the benefits of running, I wish I could say that’s when I do my best thinking. For some people, that is the case. Instead, I just let my mind wander. On my long run Saturday, I came…
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A Text Alert

After working out some glitches, it appears Grandma’s Marathon and Verizon Wireless have launched their innovative runner tracking system for this year’s race, less than three weeks away. Supposedly, it’s the first-of-its-kind marathon (and half marathon) tracking system. Last month, the marathon and wireless company collaborated to announce that people could sign up to have…
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Where Did It Go?

It turned out to be a great day for a run, as I’m sure those who went to the Lindenwood 10K found out, but the temperature sure heated up in a hurry. Heading out on my 21-miler today, the thermometer showed 60 degrees. An hour later, it had jumped to 65 and I’m guessing it…
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