The Path Forward

Sometimes the path forward isn’t always clear. That’s true in life and running. After running Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, that’s certainly the case for me. There was good reason to feel confident heading into the race; training had gone exceptionally well, especially since the Fargo Marathon, and most of the details leading up to the…
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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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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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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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