Category Archives: Running

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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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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Sunday is Race Day!

Anxious and excited.  That’s the feeling this week for thousands of runners as they wait for Sunday and the Detroit Free Press Marathon.  The months of training, the miles and miles and hours and hours of running will soon pay off.  … Continue reading

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How to Race with 10,000 Runners

The Crim 10 Mile Race in Flint Michigan is a great event.  It is well-organized, has an interesting course lined with appreciative fans and caring volunteers.  It also had over 10,000 runners!  And that makes for a very congested, slow … Continue reading

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Adjust For The Humidity, But Don’t Use It As An Excuse

Judging from the national weather maps, much of the country has the same hot and humid weather we have in Michigan right now.  Even at 6:30AM I’m dripping with sweat after my first mile.  When it’s that humid I do adjust my … Continue reading

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Volkslaufe Celebrates 35 Years! In Many Ways It’s The Same, In Many It’s Different.

One of the most popular races in Michigan turned 35 this year.  Since 1976, July 4th has meant it’s Volkslaufe time in Frankenmuth.  Volkslaufe is German for “People’s race” and that’s what it is.  This race is for the people of Frankenmuth, … Continue reading

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Solstice Run Was Hilly But Fun

Great Tech shirt from a great event. I will definitely do this race again.  Today was the 2010 Solstice Run in downtown Northville, MI.  I’ve heard of this run for years but never made it a point to try it.  After today, … Continue reading

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