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Western States 100: Metabolomics Study

Western States offers runners the opportunity to participate in a couple of medical studies that vary by year. This year, one of the studies was on metabolomics (the study of the set of metabolites present within an organism, cell, or … Continue reading

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10 Things I Did Wrong at Western States

As I recounted in my three previous posts, my Western States race included 71 really good miles and 29 (or at least 20) unbelievably bad miles. So what went wrong? I’m not exactly sure, but I do have some ideas. … Continue reading

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Western States Race Report (Part 3 of 3)

“Sometimes when you are not careful trying to set off fireworks, you light yourself on fire.” – Jim Walmsley, after he dropped at Western States I was never going to run 14 hours or break any records. That is a … Continue reading

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Western States Race Report (Part 2 of 3)

If you read Part 1 of my race report, you know things were going really well. I had reached mile 70.7 in 33rd place. I had passed runners like Mike Wardian and Kaci Lickteig, and I was going back and forth with … Continue reading

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Western States Race Report (Part 1 of 3)

I’m breaking down my race report from Western States into three parts. Part 1 will be the start to 70 miles. Part 2 will be 70 miles to the finish. Part 3 will be my reflections on the race. With … Continue reading

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Cayuga Trails Marathon Race Report

The Cayuga Trails Marathon was Saturday. It was my last race until Western States, which is in 20 days. My training has been a rollercoaster since I fell at Traprock. I DNF’d that day and I DNF’d a few weeks … Continue reading

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Update: Winter, Syracuse Half Marathon, Oil Creek 100 and Western States

Winter is finally here! It has been freezing the last few days, and this week, we are expected to get at least a foot of snow. I think the seasons are definitely confused! Training Update My training is going very … Continue reading

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