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2014 Quad Cities Marathon Race Report

2014 Quad Cities Marathon: A River Runs Through It September 28, 2014 Travel It was a family venture out to the flat Midwest from hilly East Tennessee. I should create a blog post of the few days prior to the … Continue reading

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Guess My Time, Win Crap – Quad Cities Edition

Can you FEEL it? It’s time to win some fab crap from me. It’s simple, all you have to do is submit your guess at my finishing time (official Net Time listed on official Race Website) for my upcoming race . If … Continue reading

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Musings on my Quad Cities Marathon Training

I had initially intended to do a weekly update on my marathon training and report on how I was progressing. I found the accountability of recording my Sugar Detox this Spring very empowering to motivate me to blog. I had hoped … Continue reading

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Quad Cities Marathon Insights

The Quad Cities Marathon has been on my bucket list for a while now. It was my first choice in pursuit of 50 States (i.e. running 1 marathon in each of the 50 states +DC) for Illinois, but the reasons are much … Continue reading

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2014 Panerathon Expo 10k Race Report

2014 Panerathon Expo 10k 05/24/2014 This was my 11th Expo race, the 10th consecutive one for the 10k flavor. My very first Expo in 1998 was the 5k distance when I was but a noob runner. I had only started … Continue reading

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14 Day Sugar Detox – Day 9

I will shed a little light on why I needed to do this Sugar “reset”. I am very much a chocoholic and this intervention, while I won’t abstain from chocolate in the future, will give me some proof that I don’t … Continue reading

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2014 Pistol Ultra Race Report

Jan 4, 2014 Maryville, TN Pre-Race It was a cold morning, something around 16F, which was about the temperature at the start of Flying Monkey. The Start/Finish of the race was on the property of Alcoa Middle School which allowed … Continue reading

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Guess My Time, Win Crap – Pistol Ultra Edition

It’s Back (RUN, RUN AWAY!) the GUESS MY TIME, WIN CRAP contest. The premise is straightforward, be the person with the closest guess of my official finishing time and win random stuff crap. Guesses can be left here on the blog, … Continue reading

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2013 Running Yearly Recap

I don’t believe that I have shared my annual running totals in a couple of years but I am including my Running Numbers for 2013 Using my running history from 1999-2012, 2013 was an average year Average Mileage (1999-2012): 467.9 … Continue reading

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2013 Flying Monkey Marathon Race Report

“MONKEY!” – Race Director Trent Rosenbloom (Monkey Trent, Bib # -1) starting the race instead of firing a starter’s pistol. It’s a long wait from the beginning of August, finding out that you won the lottery, to donning an official … Continue reading

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