LA: Outside The Lines

A pair of years-old sweat pants and paint-splattered Minnesota Wild sweater did little to take the chill out of the early morning air, a bit surprising considering the heat warnings issued by race officials. The weather forecast called for highs soaring into the 80s, but I stood in the corral outside Dodger Stadium looking as though I…
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Disrupting The Finish Line

Maybe they’re being clever, or simply coy, but Sunday’s planned protest at the Twin Cities Marathon certainly has a level of intrigue. Each October, Minnesota’s signature fall marathon attracts thousands of runners, including hundreds from the Fargo and Grand Forks areas. It’s among the nation’s best and receives exceptionally high marks for being well-organized and picturesque. The…
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Fast Enough

Three blocks goes by quickly when everything feels good. After a few miles at an easy pace, my cadence picked up and my strides felt smooth. The adjustments from a chiropractic appointment prior to last Saturday’s half marathon were still paying dividends — unexpected after my hamstrings screamed with disapproval over moving at race pace. For…
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How Will It End?

From my Facebook news feed, it looks like there’s been some pretty amazing efforts by runners. Congratulations to all the people who have finished races, including today’s Twin Cities Marathon. Here’s the website to search for TCM results. Also, I was reminded  about a great race every fall in north Moorhead – the Filthy 5K…
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