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Quote of the Week

It never ceases to amaze me what I discover about myself each time I run another marathon.  What I’ve learned so far, is that running hasn’t given me strength, it’s helped me discover the strength I already possessed.   23 more words

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Flashback Friday: Running Off At The Mind

Imagining the worst is never best

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John “The Penguin” Bingham

Published

August 14, 2007

A few weeks ago, I was running on my brand spankin’ new  566 more words

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The Curse of Talent

Most days I love my job. I’m not always happy when I’m repacking a carry-on bag that I just unpacked, but for the most part traveling to races around the country, meeting runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities is very satisfying. 584 more words

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Flashback Friday: I am not a Jogger

I may waddle when I run, but I’m running all the same.

The late Dr. George Sheehan, beloved “Runner’s World” columnist and arguably the first running boom’s premier philosopher, once wrote that the difference between a runner and a jogger was a signature on a race application. 520 more words

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Friday Favorite: Stacking the Deck

Stacking the Deck

Imagine a marathon in shorts and a singlet in the shadow of a 10,000 year old glacier.

The 2001 Antarctic Marathon, or The Last Marathon as it is called, was exactly that way. 1,154 more words

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Friday Favorite: The Endurance Factor

At the Antarctica Marathon, you must sometimes deal with defeat before knowing if you’ve succeeded.

There’s a reason why Antarctica was the last continent on which a marathon was staged: The chance for success there is always overshadowed by the near certainty of failure. 568 more words

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