Dogging The Run

It’s all about the dogs. Fargo Marathon Race Director Mark Knutson was on to something when he expanded marathon week events to include a dog run. When this year’s race reached the 500-dog maximum capacity, he opened up registration to allow more entries. For weeks, I debated whether to have Cooper’s first race come at…
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Like A Runner, Again

Near the end of a high-mileage week, at the end of April, I returned¬†home from work and laced up the shoes. Expecting to slog through a workout, my main motivation to get out the door was to avoid feeling guilty¬†for not running. But something strange happened along the way. It actually felt good. In the…
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Just One Run

It’s easy to put too much pressure on ourselves as runners. After all, we get up early to grind out miles, subject ourselves to not-so-please weather, push the pace and effort in special workouts to tune up for events that can take hours to complete. And then, when race day comes, put so much meaning…
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The Dam Good Run

It’s 5 weeks to the Fargo Marathon. Simultaneously it seems like the time has crawled along and before I know it, another week has passed on the calendar. The rollercoaster weeks of training mean that I’m not ready. There’s not even a whisper of hope in that statement. And I won’t be ready when Grandma’s…
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Feel The Surge

It was there. Maybe not in the waning moments of today’s 18-miler, but exactly when I needed it. The alarm had not yet sounded it’s annoying tone. But I was ready for this early morning run with a surge of energy. And plenty of motivation. Arriving just in time to listen to Dick Beardsley address…
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