Long Run Redemption

“We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.” Martin Buber ~ Run long enough and bad runs are bound to surface. They’re certainly not subtle when they do. Last Saturday I had one of the worst runs of this training cycle, thus far. My schedule called for 20 miles; I […]

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Visualization: Like An Athlete

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.” Edgar Allan Poe ~ Sweat is rolling. I’m inward-focused and forging the last hill. My body is paradoxically energized and depleted. The day before, I ran 17 miles in 87 degrees. Now I’m in spin class. I […]

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Sharpening The Axe: Training Begins

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln ~ I spent much of yesterday contemplating Lincoln’s quote. His words evoke an image of deliberate and unhurried preparation. My mind conjures an introspective Lincoln, honing the blade with which he’ll approach his arduous […]

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