Another Olympic Qualifier For Loeffler

Even as a master’s division runner, Eric Loeffler continues to impress by showing his talent, endurance and commitment as a runner. Now 40, theĀ former North Dakota State University trackster, and longtime Fargo resident, Eric lives and trains in Minneapolis. He returned to one of his favorite races, the California International Marathon, this past weekend, where…
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The Journey Ahead

Anyone who’s missed training time, no matter the reason, can attest to feelings of self doubt. It’s natural for runners to worry about goals and expectations after an extended break, especially when our bodies give us instantaneous feedback through labored breathing and tiring muscles. If we needed any more reinforcement at the direct relationship between…
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Marathon Reprise

The challenge is getting to the starting line. The reward is the race. The celebration is crossing the finish line. Those thoughts struck me while standing at the starting line for 2010 Grandma’s Marathon. Two years earlier, I worried about completing my first 26.2-mile race, and wondered whether I could make it the entire distance,…
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Blow Out The Carbon

An ominous forecast gave little hope for a drama-free 5K. Nonetheless, after work, I zipped home and put on my running clothes, and anything short of lightning was not going to prevent a quick 3.1-mile spin to get some leg turnover before Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday. A nice crowd showed up, and I liked the…
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