Author Archives: The Art of Running

2017 Mission Accomplished

Last week I achieved my 2017 mileage goal of 1000 miles and it feels good. When I set that goal a year ago I felt it was attainable but would take effort and consistency. It was not an easy goal … Continue reading

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A Sprint to the Finish

I’m cutting it a little close this year. Wednesday is November 1 so I have two months to meet my goal of running 1,000 miles in 2017. With holidays, travel and other commitments these remaining nine weeks will go by quickly. Through … Continue reading

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Race for the Conditions

When I decided to run a late September half-marathon I didn’t think there was any risk of it getting canceled due to high temperatures. But that’s what almost happened at this year’s Brooksie Way in Rochester, MI. Instead of running … Continue reading

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Faster Time. Worse Finish.

Last year I placed first of the 48 men in my age group at the Cruise in Shoes 5k. It’s a nice, well-organized race that kicks off the Woodward Dream Cruise, a rolling 10 mile celebration of classic cars. My pace … Continue reading

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Hills and Cows, or Woodward Ave. and Cars?

Recently, I spent a few days in central Wisconsin attending my niece’s wedding. The wedding was great and it was fun to connect with family gathered from many states. It was also fun to get to run in a different … Continue reading

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How Quickly Things Change.

It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was putting on layers of clothes and a hat and gloves to go out on my morning run in single digit temperatures. And this week I’ve been dripping with sweat … Continue reading

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40 Years Running

It was the first race I remember running. The Oak Apple Run in downtown Royal Oak, MI, in the summer of 1977. I didn’t run in high school but my freshman year of college I had started running with some friends from the … Continue reading

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