Journal

Motivation. Poop.

I’m losing it, big time.  It takes all I’ve got to drag myself out of the house for training this week.  Maybe I’m tired from the abusive travel Slovakia put me through on the way home.  We all had to

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Slovakian Fizzle

No, its not a type of Eastern European beverage.  A Slovakian Fizzle is what I did on the track during my 1500 yesterday. It wasn’t the finish necessarily.  Though while we’re on the subject… I held my ground over the

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The Last 1500 Meter Session

The last session I had to do before leaving for my 1500meter race in Slovakia was a handful of 400’s and a 300 at race pace, but it was to be done by time on a road, like a fartlek,

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Irish Immersion Therapy

Three days in Ireland, and already I feel completely immersed.  All it took was one run in weather that belonged in the month of January, some quality time hanging with cows in a pasture, a Guinness on draft, and going

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London: Weirdest Race of the Year

Previously Unpublished Pre-Race Silliness: Three days ago, I was working on a blog about how I was feeling in the days leading up to London, but I never finished it.  The meet hotel internet went down (due to a couple

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Job Done

I want to write about how great my trip to Stockholm was.  How fun it was to spend time getting pedicures with Maggie; how nice it was to meet my new teammate Bridget for the first time and know after

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Stockholm Day 1.

I left Leuven, Belgium this morning, having spent the past three days sharing a hotel with my good friend Georgina Clarke from Australia.  Leuven is a special place for me, with lots of great memories from previous European trips.  It

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A Rabbiting Debate

I’m definitely doing it: rabbiting a World Record attempt for Defar in four days. The basic idea of a rabbit, for the rookies out there, is to have someone take the lead in a race at a designated pace for

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Sagrada Familia

For 10 years I’ve wanted to see this architectural marvel, Gaudi’s “Sagrada Familia.” Its pretty much the main reason I didn’t get the hell out of this place three days ago. So like any majorly anticipated bucket list item, I

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Sant Cugat Turnaround, and Blogging Truthfully.

Turns out Sant Cugat is actually pretty cool.  I’ve had a good track session, found some decent trails and bike paths, and have found enough of a daily groove to survive the week before heading to Stockholm. I feel bad

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