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Strategic Relocation

Sometimes, even motivation and dedication to beat a personal best and reach new heights isn’t quite enough. It’s possible that our environment itself may have a hand in holding us back from reaching another level.

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Nagging Injuries

It’s the middle of the summer, and two thirds of the way through a major race build up.  Then, out of seemingly nowhere, a new ache.  What gives?

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Taking a “True” Rest Day

In the life of a competitive athlete with a full time job, training eats into a sizable chunk of free time before and/or after the hours in the office.  When training for a marathon or long distance triathlon, free time allocated to training only increases further.

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Recent Articles


Downtime: The Key to Avoiding Burnout

If you’ve run for more than a few months, chances are good you’ve felt like I did this past Wednesday morning. Every step getting out of bed looked like the tin man trying to bend rusted joins. Muscles made of tight and brittle ropes rather than feeling lose and strong. No energy outside the shakes from one too many cups of coffee. Read more »


Eugene Marathon: Weeks 4 – 7

I can always tell when I’m just about to hit peak mileage training for a marathon, as no matter what day or time it is, my legs feel tired and I could use a nap.  At least until I get used to the distances again, that is. Read more »


Cardiff Kook 10k

Cardiff Kook 10k:  37:51, 20th Overall

The second race of 2018 went quite a bit better than the Carlsbad Half Marathon, but being more prepared certainly helps!
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Eugene Marathon: Weeks 1 – 3

As the clock struck midnight and the year rolled into 2018, there was exactly 17 weeks to go until race day for the 2018 Eugene Marathon. The countdown to my big spring race officially began, which meant no more subsistence 20ish miles per week with lukewarm dedication.  It was time to really ramp up. Read more »