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What did we just do?

I think the insanity has spread all over the town. Today was the signup event for the Umstead 100 Ultramarathon event. It is pretty exciting as the event has limited spots available, and many runners like to use this event as their first 50, 100 events. Like it was for me back in 2019. Their signing process works by releasing …

Running Shoes

Running Short: Running shoe mileage (part 2)

I have been running for a little while now, which means I have been logging my miles in a log and tracking the mileage for the running shoes I am using. Hopefully, you are too. Earlier I posted about logging the miles and when to replace the running shoes. I usually have about 3 to 4 running shoes in rotation, …

Insane Running Experiences

Running Experiences: Butterfly running

Once in a while when you are in the middle of a run, especially during a long run, you space out, and the running turn into a smooth automatic movement that can last for a long time. But sometimes you start to pay attention and notice things around you. Many times during the year I run at one of my …

Running Shorts: Running shoe mileage (part 1)

Alright, let’s start by saying the obvious, I do not run 100 plus miles a week, but I do run often enough so I would put 40-50 miles per week on average. A few months ago in one of the forums I normally stop by, there were a few questions about running shoes and how to go about getting a …

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Running Shorts: RunningPoet Podcast

Last week I had the privilege to be a guest at the PoetRunner radio podcast. It was a fantastic and unique experience for me. I have to say, that I do not envy all the people that do live radio/podcasts. One thing is just talking with others about running, or during a group run, but having it broadcast live and …

VO2Max VO2Peak test feature blog post

Running Shorts: VO2Max or VO2Peak

Last year in May I was fortunate to be part of a Health UNC Study about diabetes and exercise. They were looking for volunteers to take on a multi-week test in which they were going to take different body and health measurements, analyses, and data during a series of specific exercises. The first thing they asked me to do was …