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The Gratitude List

My plans for Thanksgiving are pretty low-key this year. I’m going to get up in the morning and run (shocking, huh?). Probably around 18-20 miles for this week’s long run since I’ll be spending my weekend logging all of my miles in a car and not with my feet. Sweaty/OUaL Roadtrip to Oregon Part 2 […] more



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The One with the Puppies

One of my friends ran a really awesome half marathon yesterday morning and wanted to celebrate with a few beers at a slightly inappropriate hour. Obviously I’m not one to refuse this kind of invitation, so I flitted straight down to one of our favorite beer bars to join him. Over our second beer, I […] more

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Dropping Beats

So you know how I thought I was being really disciplined about heart rate training for all of October? Turns out I was wrong. In my defense, the intention was there. I used the 180 formula to calculate my max aerobic heart rate and diligently kept nearly every mile under that number. I walked most […] more

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Back in the Saddle

Remember how I used to teach spin? Probably not. That was forever and 3000 miles ago. But I did. Back in DC, I had a 7am class on Friday mornings at my neighborhood YMCA. And before that, I taught all over Burlington while I was figuring out what to do with my life after my […] more

12 Day Test

A little bit ago, I filled you all in on the basics of metabolic efficiency and why I’m going to experiment with it this training cycle. (ICYMI, metabolic efficiency is the use of exercise and nutrition to become better at burning fat. Which in turn, can help you become a more efficient and stronger endurance […] more

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