A Perfect Afternoon Run

The late afternoon sun glanced off my skin as I pushed east out of a downtown parking lot. Swiftly, footsteps covered the concrete below until I reached American Steel, where the path plunged beneath the downtown bridges. A breeze keeps the humidity at bay as I wound along the river. Thoughts swirled of tasks completed,…
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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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A Good Shakeout

Marathon week is always full of potential pitfalls. It helps to eliminate all of the distractions, even if it means putting life on hold for a few days. Managing emotions, stress and energy levels can make or break months of training. Several dozen runners met for a regular Tuesday night group run. My plan was to…
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