An Olympic Hopeful?

Fargo native Andrew Carlson appears to have a great chance at making the U.S. Olympic team that will head to Beijing in August. The Olympic trials, in Eugene, Ore., start in late June and Carlson has had a banner year so far in 2008. He won the half marathon in Fargo last year in 1:05:01,…
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Running With Riley

Many runners say one of their favorite ways to enjoy the sport is taking a dog out on a run. For some, it’s a way to give our canine friends some great exercise. Others like the company to deter strangers. For me, there are a few reasons I like to take Riley, a food-loving, fun-timing…
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Going To Grandma’s

Did anyone ever tell you, "Never say never." It’s one of those words I don’t like, and rarely use. But I thought it was pretty safe to say I’d never run a marathon. It just didn’t appeal to me, and besides, the amount of training it takes to complete one appeared to be far more…
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A Runner’s Life

"Excellence means asking more of yourself than others do." – The final entry in my 2008 desk calendar On a run earlier this month, my mind began to wander a bit and I started thinking about what I’ve learned on the road – or more concisely, how the sport has reminded me of a lesson…
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