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Five Questions: Sage Canaday

  First things:  I have created a facebook page for the blog.  Please click “Like.”  Thanks!   Sage Canady has an awesome story.  He ran college at Cornell, joined the Hansons-Brooks distance team and qualified for the Olympic Trials a couple of times.  From 2009 to 2012, he ran road races under the Brooks-Hansons banner. […]

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Dear Clif Bar

An Open Letter to Clif Bar Dear Clif Bar, Recently I read that you dismissed 5 longtime athlete employees for undertaking risky behavior in their outdoor endeavors. I understand all sides here. I get it. You can’t condone climbers taking deadly risks while they can’t stop being the climbers that made them renown. This is […]

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Y’all Connect 2014: A Social Media Neophyte Attends a Social Media Conference

There’s a room full of people at the main ballroom at the Harbert Center in Birmingham, Alabama on a warm June Friday morning and I’m more than a little intimidated. Professionals with a clue mingled with each other and ate from the breakfast buffet in advance of the opening session of the 2014 version of […]

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A visit to the F.A.R.M.

  I’ve done a lot over the past few weeks.  Starting in late September, I raced the Birmingham Stage Race, hopped a plane and ran a half marathon in California, returned and two weeks later ran the Crusher Ridge 42K, then less than a week later I paced a friend at the Pinhoti 100, running […]

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Six is a magic number!

The Top 6 Lists of Top 6 Runner Exercises

In the spirit of top 6 lists, that have become ubiquitous to the point of making me ill whenever I see another one posted (I’m looking at you Runners World and Competitor!), and with tongue planted firmly in cheek, I thought I’d share the top 6 top 6 lists of best exercises for runners. 1. […]

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Perfect day for a trail run

The Gift of a D.N.F.

My dad taught me to always finish what I start.  When I was  8 and played pee wee football my team was undefeated.  The Center Point Rams lost two games in the team’s existence as it moved through the weight classes of youth football in the 1970s.  From 75 pounds to 125 pounds, the Rams […]

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Controversy at Chickamauga–Your thoughts??

You’ve likely seen this report about the women’s winner at Chickamauga this past weekend being DQd because her finish time was a virtual impossibility given her 13.1 split.  Read here and let me know what you think. This was my third marathon in 2010,  It is 2 loops around the Chickamauga Battlefield park, on a […]

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Please take my survey

I’ve put together a Running Shoe Brand Tag survey.  I got the idea after listening to a design podcast that discussed the development of brands, names, logos, and other things vital to creating a marketable product identity.  I thought it would be fun to do a survey about Running Shoe Brands.   Open the survey […]

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Where I’ve been…

  Took a couple of months off from this site to finish and revise a book manuscript (for my academic life) that had been languishing for several years after I became a Department Head.  I’ve submitted it to the press, secured a cover image, and acquired various rights and permission to use some formerly published […]

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Five: Monday, September 8

1. Nike has a training and treatment plane 2. I ran behind her for about a mile then she left me as we climbed an insane hill ( I suppose I should report on my last 2 races) 3. Sadly, “crop-fit” race was canceled. (HT to Running is Funny) (I’m waiting for the day when […]

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Five: Friday, September 5

1. Why so many themed races have failed lately 2. Elite field announced for Chicago 3. Great tips from Ultramarathon elites 4. Death valley puts an end to daytime races 5. Here’s a smile for Friday

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