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Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

the buildup I’ve been running in Mizuno shoes for years. Their Wave Evo line became my favorite shoes, and remains that to this day. The only problem with them is that Mizuno dropped the line, so once my last pair wears out, that’ll be it. I’ve tried a few other …

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Marathon Lookback

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane, coming home from Chicago the day after running my first marathon in this amazing city. I wasn’t sure how long I’d need to take after the race to write this since my mind is kind of spent, but also because I …

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newbodies Don’t Forget on Test Day

You know that feeling when you’ve been studying for a test, and despite how well-prepared you may be, you’re still nervous because you never know what you might forget when you’re actually in the test, or what you didn’t study and have no tools to handle when the teacher throws …

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Review: Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N1 v2

the buildup The Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris 2 is the best shoe I’ve ever run in. Wait, what? Isn’t this a review of a pair of Pearl Izumis? It is, but this all starts with the Wave Evo line. You see, I’m a forefoot-striking, splayed-toebox, light-shoe, zero-drop kinda guy. The …

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Is It Too Much for You?

There are times in my marathon training when I feel like it’s too much.  My legs hurt, my body is exhausted, and I’m mentally spent. There are times when I think about the kids and families at St. Jude and what they’re going through, and it’s too much.  My eyes …

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I’m a Hero for Real Heroes

I’m a Hero. With a capital H. No, I’m not being egotistical, this is a fact. That’s the name St. Jude gives to those who run on behalf of their charity in events like the Chicago and Boston Marathons. I’m doing Chicago this October, and as of this writing have …

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Mill of Dread

For the first few months of my time as a runner, I only ran on the treadmill. As someone who had a bad history with running, I was afraid to go outside and get stuck somewhere, unable to run anymore. I liked the safety and predictability of running on a …

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