Tag Archives: woods/forest

Baseline Track Meet and Grindstone Trail

One way to establish a baseline for racing performance is to train little and prepare poorly for a particular event.  That is the way I approached Indoor Ultimate Runner, a meet that I wanted to compete in the moment I … Continue reading

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Runs of Consciousness

I sit here on the bank of a river, held by the crook of its arm, inside a bend, dreaming of all that its basin contains, wondering where it begins, hoping to see the fringes of its domain, hoping for … Continue reading

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Elba’s Deer: Mumford’s Light

I have a recent favorite YouTube trail running video. It’s not exactly a trail running video, but a music video. Of course, wouldn’t you know it…there is a deer in it. The song, the reason for the video, is Mumford … Continue reading

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Waldspringen

Running with deer scampering around me is more fun than most things that I do.  If I get lucky, I come to the right areas quietly enough that I don’t spook them, but they see me first, and from far … Continue reading

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As I Lay Dreaming

I have not written lately, but not for lack of things running through my mind. Indeed, writing about running, paddling, or nature seems unimportant most of the time. That’s not to say that those things are unimportant. I decided to … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation and Its Corruption

Does competing in races detract from the experience of running trails in the woods?  It’s not that I don’t have fun racing.  I really do enjoy racing, although I don’t know why. Additionally, I enjoy running paces to prepare for … Continue reading

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The Call of the Trail

I am missing the trails somewhat, since I have been doing some of my runs as commutes, either to work or to run major errands twice a week.  Although I can run on grass for many of those miles, the … Continue reading

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