Tag Archives: marathon

2017: Year in Review

It’s been about four months since I posted here – oops! We are almost a month into 2018, and I haven’t quite closed the door on 2017 – oops again! To be honest, it wasn’t a great year with regard … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of This And That

This post is going to highlight some news that caught my eye this week: A World Record! Noah Bliss, a 10-year-old from Kenosha, Wisconsin, set a new age-group world record in the half marathon. He finished the Wisconsin [Half] Marathon … Continue reading

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To Be(ard), Or Not To Be(ard), That Is The Question.

The Cayuga Trails 50 is now twenty-five days away and I have a big decision to make: beard or no beard. As you can see in the picture above, I had a beard for the one ultra that I’ve done. … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Mystery: Why Didn’t Anyone Beat Meb?: A Response

On May 1, the Wall Street Journal had an article titled Boston Marathon Mystery: Why Didn’t Anyone Beat Meb? In the article, the WSJ entertained the possibility of some type of conspiracy that allowed an American to win. In support … Continue reading

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The Taper (and the mini-taper)

The key to effective marathon tapering is to reduce mileage while still training at the same intensity. Reducing mileage lowers accumulated fatigue, which will help with marathon performance. However, continuing to do tempo workouts, speed workouts and strides will maintain … Continue reading

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HOKA Bondi 3 Review

This is the first pair of HOKAs I’ve ever tried – and it was an interesting experience! The HOKA Bondi 3 has a 35mm heel and a 30mm forefoot – a 5mm drop. The size 10 registered at 12.6 oz … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Marathon

The Two Oceans Marathon is a 56km (34.8 miles) ultramarathon around the Cape Peninsula in South Africa.¬†It has been run since 1970. This year, the event takes place on April 19. You are probably wondering – why am I writing … Continue reading

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