Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

Fitness week recap – 8/19/2019

Week Starting 8/19/2019 Running: 19.0 miles Biking: 65.2 miles Steps: 97,710 (48.42 miles –  29.42 walking) Impression: Back to recovery week. My legs were feeling pretty trashed after Marquette, so this week was minimal running to try and keep things on the mend. I got in a mid-week run with the wife, and then on Saturday met up with […]

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Race Report: Marquette 50K

It’s about time I put pen to paper and wrote this report, while I still have the memories in my head. This is the third year that I’ve signed up for the Marquette 50K. The previous two times that I’ve registered, I’ve ended up not running it. Either I wasn’t in shape for it, or […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/12/2019

Week Starting 8/12/2019 Running: 36.6 miles Biking: 23.4 miles Steps: 127,019 (60.14 miles –  23.54 walking) Impression: Another race week! I got so wrapped up in the return travel that I completely forgot to post my weekly recap. So I’m doing it a couple days late, in lieu of my weekly “review” post. This Saturday I did the Marquette […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/5/2019

Week Starting 8/5/2019 Running: 12.3 miles Biking: 34.1 miles Steps: 77,168 (37.05 miles –  24.75 walking) Impression: Recovery week! I kept it really low key this week for two reasons. One, I had just run 62 miles. The second reason being that I have another race, the Marquette 50K, next weekend. These two weeks are going to be nice […]

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Race Report: Badger 100K

A couple years ago I heard about the Ten Junk Miles podcast. This is a fun show out of Chicago that bills itself as a “runners” podcast, not a “running” podcast. They talk about running all the time, but the focus isn’t on elites, or trying to make you a better runner. It’s about hanging […]

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Brewery Review: New Glarus

Most Minnesotan’s are very familiar with the New Glarus name. It’s a Wisconsin craft beer company that is only available in Wisconsin. It’s a part of their identity, and for many years people would flock over the border to get New Glarus, in particular their Spotted Cow ale. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of […]

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Fitness week recap – 7/29/2019

Week Starting 7/29/2019 Running: 67.9 miles Biking: 3.6 miles Steps: 195,536 (95.67 miles –  27.77 walking) Impression: Race week! This week was two small runs, a quick bike commute to the train station, and then the big race. I completed my first every 100K. I felt tremendously ready for this race, and everything was going great till about mile […]

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Taking the plunge at Tuscobia

I’ve gotten very involved in the winter ultramarathon scene, including putting on our own winter ultra. One of the reasons I started a small 40 mile race is because I wasn’t sure if I could handle doing the longer distances myself, and I figured there were others out there in the same boat. However, being […]

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