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4th Annual Dodge Q125 5K: Back in the Saddle Again?

July 2, 2011 – I’m saying this right now, the Lincoln Marathon broke me!  Going back to my last post almost 2 months ago, I think I made it sound like a good day.  It wasn’t.  I left the road beaten down and worn out.  Month of preparation, hundreds of hours and miles of training and thought behind me and a perfect race day built up my expectation of a sub 4 hour marathon.  I REALLY WANTED THIS ONE!  It didn’t happen.  The race beat me.  I was broken. In the weeks since the May 1st race, I have avoided

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2011 Lincoln Marathon: Results are In!

It was setting up as one of the best race days of the year.  A very cool start, cloud cover for most of the race and a light breeze blowing out for most of the course.  With 10,000 runners ready to go at 7:00am and an enormous crowd that would support the run from beginning to end, it was looking to be a good day of running.  I had hoped it would be a day that brought that sub 4 hour marathon time that I have been training to complete, but it would not be this day! The conditions did

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The Race That Never Was? Eagle Fun Run 5/10K and Some Thoughts Before The Lincoln Marathon

It was only fitting, that on the eve of the Lincoln Marathon, I receive a package in the mail.  It was from the organizers of the 3rd Annual Eagle Fun Run that contained the race t-shirt and my numbers from the race.  The race was two weeks ago and had been on my calendar as a prep race for Lincoln, but it was very cold and windy that day and for the first time ever, I opted to stay home instead of run.  It felt kind of strange to not show that day, but none the less, I missed it.

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5th Annual Ni-Bthaska-Ke Trail Run 4M/12K: Results and Photo Links

Here are some quick links for those who are looking Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ni-Bthaska-Ke-Trail-Run/176146602425914 Results: http://www.teamnebraska.com/new/?page_id=33 Race Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teamnebraska/   April 2, 2011 – Tough course!  Hands down hard!  I thought it was going to be a hilly run, but nothing could get you ready for this.  Nice course selection Ivan.  You killed us! The day started out with a goal of doing 12 to 13 training miles that were on the schedule.  Last week’s 19 were but a distant memory and next week’s 22 are looming, but for this week, a step-back week (marathon training term), there was just a half

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2011 State Farm 10 Mile and 5K. Commentary and Results

March 26, 2011 – The 13th edition of the State Farm 10M / 5K / 1M was today in Lincoln.  I have been to this race twice now in the last two years and both years have brought terrible weather.  Last year was wet and muddy (See the post here) and a bit cold.  This year it was even colder with threats of snow flurries and a stiff head wind on the way out.  It snowed most of the second half of the race! This year, I used the race to get in a 20 mile long run in prep

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