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I have been purposefully absent from my wordpress world for most of this month due to personal issues I had to work through.  While I have been absent from my blog, I have still continued to push forward with my training goals for the year.  My two primary goals for this year involve preparation for […]

What did I get myself into?

Strava has been known for some time as a popular site for cyclists, but runners have often seemed a second thought in the sites design.  This year the popular competative workout tracking site shifted gears pushing runners as a major focus, first by signing some major named runners such as Kilian Jornet (a beast of […]

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Last week I had my highest mileage total ever, running 62 miles for the week.  My current running plan requires three weeks of high mileage workouts followed by a recovery week with reduced mileage.  After several weeks of steadily progressing mileage I finally came to a recovery week.  Instead of midweek twelve and fourteen mile […]

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Last year at this time Atlanta temperatures were below freezing, often leaving me wrapped up in a mass of layers when running.  This years weather has been all over the place, but this weekend it felt like fall with temperatures topping out in the upper sixties.  Like the weather from last year my running training […]

Transform

I know I have not directly stated my 2015 goals yet, I had a few things I was trying to clear up in my schedule before committing them to my blog.  Initially I had planned to cash in a free race entry for a race out in Portland,  but recent job instability has led me […]

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In Ultra and Trail running runners are guided through the trail course through a mixture of signs and hanging flags.  For long races this leaves an usightly mess of hanging remnants at the end of the race. In ultra running parlance, a ‘sweeper’ is basically a runner that follows at the back of the race […]

Mile 4, a small waterfall.

At the start of 2014 I kicked off New Year’s day with the Resolution Run 10k road race.  In 2013 I completed my first year as an athlete, completing three triathlons and numerous 5ks, 10ks and other distances as well as a half marathon to finish the year.  I had made some great running friends […]

Transform

In my last two posts I summerized my 2014 athletics season.  I deliberately omitted numbers and charts til this post as I wanted one post to just focus on what I achieved numbers wise.  One of the biggest trends of this year resulted in my focus transitioning from triathlon performance to ultra running distances.  At […]

Getting ready for a cold night run.

This is a  continuation from my last post which can be found here. The first part of 2014 provided the base for the rest of the year I had initially planned.  By the time summer started I was preparing for three international/Olympic distance triathlons and a potential marathon or longer running race.  I was still […]

Georgia became a snowy wonderland.

Way back in March of 2012 I got the scare of my life, I was told I had super high blood pressure and if I did not change things I would be in the ground before I was fifty. The previous year I was diagnosed with diabetes and with a bit of a better diet […]

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