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5.3 miles, 1:24.56 (16:02-141)

I went out for a run. I got a parade. As I walked through the parking lot to get to the start line, I wondered why anyone would be out in this heat other than disturbed runners. And then I … Continue reading

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5.4 miles, 1:22.35 (15:18-138)

I think the guy on twitter said it best. Sigue Jim Walmsley en cabeza de la ws100 en tiempos de record tras haber completado ya el primer tercio de carrera. Goooooooo!!!!! Running while following the Western States leaderboard is a … Continue reading

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4 miles, 1:04.06 (16:00-139)

Heat is funny. Today’s temperature was a blissful 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday, but it felt just as hot. Maybe once you go over 90 it’s all relative. Or maybe it’s my SpongeBob Fleece Workout Suit. Polito always said it’s … Continue reading

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rest

It seemed like a good idea. I’m working an earlier shift, so I could finish up, go home, prop my feet up for a minute, and then go out for a run around 11 p.m. This strategy worked flawlessly right … Continue reading

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3 miles, 47:53 (15:57-132)

I wore the hydration vest today. I came up with a theory that drinking could be a good thing on days when the starting temp is over 100. The vest allows me to carry two bottles and drink during the … Continue reading

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3 miles, 53:15 (17:20-125)

sort of silly hot. best thing about running when it’s 115 is that it’s easy to get heart rate into target zone. worst thing is constant impending death. life is a series of compromises. — 3 miles, 53:15 (17:20-125) mesa … Continue reading

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at least now I have someone to blame

“Even if I strike out miserably, let’s say I go to the Portland Track Festival and I run a 1:55 and I’m this old, fat has-been running around the track. I love it. I love that. That’s a beautiful way … Continue reading

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