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Taper Goals for Marathon Training

“Make the best of what’s around” While most Fargo Marathon runners began their taper last week, I was enjoying my peak week. Pacing Get in Gear the weekend prior required an adjustment to my overall training schedule. Normally, diverting from … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Your First Half Marathon

“13.1 – You know, only half crazy” Last week, I introduce my blog world to Travis. An ordinary guy who’s about to do something extraordinary – go from non-runner to half-marathoner. If you missed that blog, don’t fear, it’s right … Continue reading

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Countdown to Race Day – What To Do Before The Marathon

“The waiting is the hardest part” …or a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 mile, relay…(this applies to any race of any size so, all runners, read on!). To my fellow runner friends in, near and coming to Fargo, the countdown … Continue reading

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One Of My Not-So-Favorite Things – The Marathon Taper

“There are many things challenging about marathon training, none of which top the taper.”  First, best of luck to all the runners who are just days away from the Boston Marathon! You’ve all earned your place there and should be … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Taper

“It’s difficult to train for a marathon. It’s even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.” Today marks, for me, the worst part of marathon training. More daunting than a 20+ mile run. More dreaded than … Continue reading

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