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Challenges and Running

I was ready for a flat 3 miles as I came out of Edgewater Park following the Lake Erie coast. I had put 10 miles of the Cleveland Rite Aid Half Marathon behind me. I encountered something quite different. The Cleveland Shoreway climbed with every twist and turn. The final grueling mile crested the bridge over the Cuyahoga River. It rewarded me with a downhill run…

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7 reasons I run as a poor runner

Success in athletics is measured by the number of wins you chalk up. I learned this on the playground. School team sports amplified that message. I never excelled in athletics and never participated in an organized sport. It wasn’t until six years ago that I was able to move past my preconceptions of what an athlete is. Running, cycling and hiking are the norms in…

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2013 Greene Trails Cycling Classic

This past Wednesday I returned to Xenia and Greene County for the 2013 Greene Trails Cycling Classic (GTCC). Greene County has an amazing 62 mile network of paved multi-use trails that connect with trails in neighboring counties. This gives the Miami Valley a trail network of over 330 miles of paved trails. It is the perfect destination for the recreational off-road cyclist.