Monthly Archives: January 2009

  • Super Sunday

    Posted on January 31, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    As you sit down to watch the Super Bowl with millions of others just remember that the game is just a battle of wills between two teams.  It is not about millions of fans to them, it is about being the better man that day.  There will be millions of watchers that day and I […]

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  • Long run weekend

    Posted on January 30, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So I am feeling pretty confident again and ready to go this weekend.  The clock is winding down on this training for the ultra.  Every run right now feels extra important.  I have been spending some time thinking about the pace I want to run for the ultra.  I can try to choose but I […]

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  • Don’t look down

    Posted on January 29, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I recall when watching a program on TV where someone is up really high they are always told “don’t look down!”  That is when the fear comes.  I think the same thing can apply when training for a 50 miler.  Don’t look ahead and don’t think about the 50!  At the end of my 20 miles […]

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  • Cold running

    Posted on January 28, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    In the past few days it has been getting better around here with the weather.  Watching the temps up North and in Canada I almost feel guilty talking about the weather and it being cold.  That being said, it is all relative.  I would encourage you to still get out and run in the cold.  […]

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  • Long run on 1/25

    Posted on January 27, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I did get my 20 mile run in over the weekend.  It went ok.  I went to fast which is usually my problem.  Put is this way I finished and thought, “you must be kidding me what was I thinking?  I will have to do 30 more miles!”  My head is better today.  As I said I […]

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  • Quote for today

    Posted on January 26, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    Gotta love a good “PRE” quote.  “A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.” Steve Prefontaine

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  • So what is next

    Posted on January 22, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    Right now next for me is the Mississippi 50 mile trail run on March 7th.  I will be keeping up with my thoughts and training as I continue to prepare for it.  I have my different days with getting ready for this one.  There are the days and moments I feel very confident, and then […]

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  • Article on Runners World

    Posted on January 20, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    Interesting article on runners world web site.  Worth a read, what kind of runner are you? http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244–13007-0,00.html

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  • Disney Marathon – The Finish

    Posted on January 19, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    If you go out today and run .2 miles you would think nothing of it.  Drive .2 miles and before you blink it is gone.  However tack that .2 miles on the end of a 26 miles marathon, and it is quite a different story.  Finishing a marathon is almost like sensory overload.  There are so […]

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  • Disney marathon part 5

    Posted on January 18, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So we reach the Hollywood Studios and not a second too soon.  When you enter one of the first stops is for candy!  Chocolate!  Which I was unwrapping when I looked to my right and saw a young fellow on all fours losing everything that had been in his stomach.  I decided I just lost […]

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