Category Archives: Attempts at Humor

If Marathons Received Football-Style Coverage

It was past midnight but I was having a hard time getting to sleep. Although I was plenty tired from a long day capped off by a demanding evening track workout, neither my mind nor my body had calmed down … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Bring Cross Country to the Olympics

Slogging along Sunday afternoon in what was becoming a steady rain, I suddenly realized what must be done to bring the sport of cross country to the Olympics.

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The Rules for Running Logs

It’s a new year, and for many people the beginning of January offers an opportunity to spend some extra time thinking about the ol’ running log. Maybe you’re someone who likes to review the previous year’s training. Or maybe you’ve … Continue reading

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Nutcrackers

On Saturday, December 13th, four of my CSU teammates plundered the prize table at the “Assault on Mt. Hood” cross country race, held annually at the Mt. Hood Golf Course in Melrose. It has become a tradition for members of … Continue reading

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The Great Dairy Joy Run

The Beer Mile World Championships have come and gone, and the republic still stands — albeit a little unsteadily, and badly in need of a designated driver to get home safely. The competition at the BMWCs was fierce and, as … Continue reading

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Sloshing for Glory at the Beer Mile World Championships

“I hope you enjoy my pain.” – James Nielsen, Beer Mile world record holder Today, December 3rd 2014 in Austin, Texas, the first-ever Beer Mile World Championships will take place on the track at Yellow Jacket stadium. The event is … Continue reading

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Five Running Myths Exposed

Outside Magazine continues to be on the cutting edge of running research. A friend forwarded me a link to a recent article that sets out to debunk several myths about running, training, and overall health (10 Running Myths That Are … Continue reading

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Poll: How Often Should I Post?

I think you’ll agree that I’ve been doing a pretty good job of posting on a M-W-F schedule, but how long before I run out of things to say? And should I post less frequently but spend more time writing … Continue reading

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“I Hate that Guy!”

One of my hobbies is coming up with conversational games that are suitable for long runs or lunches with co-workers (two activities that otherwise have very little in common). In these games, the idea is to define a recognizable and … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of February

Denial Spring is just around the corner. February was snowy last year, so it won’t be snowy this year. There is no scientific evidence that a rodent can predict the duration of the seasons. Anger Oh, you went to Florida … Continue reading

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