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Easy on the knees

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After spending more than a week in Germany, running everyday, and standing all day long at a conference, Ann returned home with pain in her left knee.

I had spent the previous weekend in Indiana, without a long run, and was still battling an awful chest cold after two weeks.


It was time for an (for me, yet another) "easy" long run. We needed time together, on the trails, but low on the climbing, downhill, and directions/turns. I dug this one up from the archives, and we didn't push ourselves on the hills.

And we saw the first trillium of the year!




Holman - ww: .76
ww - alder: 3.5
alder - leif: .84
leif - maple: 2.7
maple - leif : 2.73
leif - saltzman : .23
saltzman - ww: .50
ww - holman : 10
holman - 53rd : .76 

total: 22.02

Rennen (und Trinken) im Berlin

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I spent the last week in Berlin for a work conference, of course I was going to run before work but I really wanted to make sure I got in a workout because I knew I was going to be drinking / trying a lot of German beers. I picked a hotel close to Tiergarten rather than the conference center so I would have an interesting place to run every morning, rather than a treadmill or waiting on stop lights. 











Tiergarten is around 520 acres located close to the Brandenburg Gate. It has paved paths and trails for running. There are a lot of monuments located in the park, if it wasn't so cold every morning, I would of stopped and took pictures and read about the monuments. There are tons of ponds and different types of gardens. Everyday that I ran in the park I saw something new, which is pretty neat after running in the same place for a week. 






At least one morning after enjoying too many beers the night before, I didn't want to brave the cold and rain and stuck to the treadmill. Sometimes …

Bandera 25/50k - Or how Gretchen got her groove back

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When Susan and I ran Miwok last May, my sister, Gretchen, came out to help crew us and watch Susan’s son. At the time Gretchen was about to give up on her own running. After years of running half marathons, she ran her first full the year before. Unfortunately a falling-out with her running partner now made it tough for her to imagine running solo. But there was something about the whole Miwok experience that made Gretchen excited about running again, and by the end of the weekend she was on ultrasignup to find a good first 50k, and already had a coach in mind.

Fast forward 8 months. Susan and I found ourselves flying to Austin, TX to head to the Bandera 50k. But we weren’t the ones running the 50k-- Gretchen was. We were there to help crew and cheer Gretchen on-- oh and to run the 25k, because why not? Gretchen flew from Dallas to Austin; we met her at her gate, grabbed our rental car and headed off to Bandera, “The Cowboy Capital of the World.”

After several hours of driving and liste…