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Running Right

The last time I ran 11 miles was nearly 5 months ago. That’s also the last time I blogged optimistically about running. Literally the day after that post, my leg was killing me and I ran about 15 miles over the next 15 days and under-performed at the UC Twilight 3200m. I ran 11 miles
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Pre UC Twilight 2017

Tonight is the annual Ursinus Twilight meet where alumni and current athletes race each other in a 3200m. A month ago I wrote this post about how great running was going. One line stands out: “My leg is no trouble at all!” Literally the next day I woke up and my leg hurt on every
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Brief Running Update

Just a little update since I’m riding high at the moment! Mileage After 5 weeks of 35 miles to just get back into it, I’ve done 47 and 57 mile weeks the past two weeks. I haven’t run 57+ miles in a week in 84 weeks. Workouts Tuesday – 4 x 1600 w/ 1:00 rest
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T&F World Champs – Some Thoughts

Upsets Upon Upsets Men’s 100m – Gatlin over Bolt Women’s Steeplechase – Coburn over the Kenyans / Jebet Men’s 200m – Guliyev over Wayde / Makwala Women’s 400m – Francis over Felix / Miller Men’s 5000m – Edris over Farah Women’s 100m – Bowie over Thompson Men’s 800m – Bosse over the field Men’s 4×100 – Great
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Shutting Down

The mile didn’t go well. I got out okay, about 68, 2:17, but I could tell I was in trouble. My arms were rigging with 600 left and there was just no extra gear. 4:39.18 which Brookes almost nailed exactly with 4:39.15 My taper seems to consistently fail. I run a good time in the
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One More Time – Guess My Mile Time and Win!

You know the drill, winner gets $10 and a hand written note! I’m racing the mile tomorrow night at West Chester Henderson and from what I hear there will be a good chunk of people between 4:20 – 4:30. My goal is sub 4:30. This is my last race of the season and I have
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My Top 10 Running Crushes

10. Emma Coburn Most would have Emma higher on the list. She’s a natural beauty and a great runner, but not quite my type. 9. Genevieve Lacaze Her social media is over the top and she’s not actually that good BUT she’s a babe. 8. Molly Huddle A very girl-next-door-y look. Super sweet AND insanely
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2017 T&F World Champs Story Lines

The 2017 Track and Field World Championships start today (day-by-day schedule here). Here are some things to look out for. Bolt’s Final Run Usain Bolt will presumably retire after this year. He’s undeniably the greatest sprinter of all time and has been the face of the sport for the last 10 years. He’s looking to
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Coming Up Short 3200m Later

The conditions were nearly perfect. I hit the mile in 4:52, slower than I hoped, but I still felt good and thought I’d negative split. Laps 5-6-7 all felt like I was surging but each lap split kept being in the 74 range. I closed well with a ~69 or so but ultimately fell short of
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Guess My 3200m Time and Win!!!

I’m racing a 3200m tonight and whoever guesses closest to my time wins $10 and a note from me. Some More Info I ran a 4:30.9 mile which was worth a few seconds faster than that. My plan is to go out in 4:47 – 4:48 and hopefully have something left to close with. I’d
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