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Training for a marathon walk is super exciting — NOT!

All right, it’s crazy time again. Time when I ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” I miss running so much, and it’s getting too cold for bicycling, so I am training for a marathon walk. No rational person trains … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do: Lesson learned about hydration

My transition to bicycling from running and walking as my main form of exercise has been mostly smooth … except for one thing. I am a bit less spent after a long bike ride than I ever was after a … Continue reading

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Chilly Hilly 2012: Hard climbs, fast descents, snow, sun and chili

The Puget Sound-area running community generally considers the Mercer Island Half-Marathon in late March the first big race of the year. For the bicycling community, it’s the Chilly Hilly, a 33-mile loop around Bainbridge Island. I’ve done the former eight … Continue reading

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7 differences between bicycle and running events (beyond the obvious)

After completing a second organized bicycle ride recently and having almost fully transitioned to this form of exercise from running and walking, it has become clear to me: I like bicycling. Bicycling is scenic, it’s social, and it’s something I can do … Continue reading

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So I had my ankle surgery — what’s next?

Many if not all of you are probably sick of reading about my ankle by now. So I will try to keep this short. I had my minor “scoping” surgery Friday, done on my left ankle by Dr. Anthony Lo … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks bike ride: I hated to hit the finish line

Wow, I can’t believe I wrote that headline. But that’s how I felt today in doing the 25-mile route of the 2011 Tour de Peaks ride through North Bend, Snoqualmie, and the Snoqualmie Valley. I was enjoying the ride and … Continue reading

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My final marathon is less than a month away

I’m seriously thinking about ankle-replacement surgery. My ankle is so stiff every morning that I have difficulty walking down steps and down my driveway to get the paper. I have my weekly contests to determine which is the better pain reliever — Advil … Continue reading

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