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Utrata Makes Potty Stop, Takes Number One

Utrata Makes Potty Stop, Takes Number One

See what I did there? That should have been the headline for this article on the 2010 Colfax Marathon in Denver: Heather Utrata is grateful the Colfax Marathon follows an out-and-back course with a turnaround at the midway point in Lakewood. That U-turn helped her make a critical strategy decision en route to victory Sunday. Attempting to defend the title she won a year ago, the 28-year-old Englewood resident could see she had enough of a lead over the next female runner to make a potty s

May 20, 2010 No Comments Full Story

And Still He Dreams of 5K…

And Still He Dreams of 5K...

I went to the gym today, aiming to just do an easy 4-5 miles on the treadmill. After all, my legs and hips were pretty much shot from the long run on Sunday, plus some easy mileage on Monday combined with a CrossFit interval training session. I ached; I hurt. You say "toe-MAY-toe." I say "my legs want to just die." Let's call the whole thing off. But, no, onward I went (sort of, since I was technically running in place).  I did an easy mile warm-up, and then bumped things up t

April 20, 2010 No Comments Full Story

Top 100 Fitness Tips

Top 100 Fitness Tips

Men's Health magazine has posted their "Top 100 Best Fitness Tips." Please note that these should take the place of last year's Top 100 Best Fitness Tips, and will probably be superseded by next year's Top 100 Best Fitness Tips. And so on.

April 18, 2010 No Comments Full Story

He’s Going the Distance!

He's Going the Distance!

He's going for speed! And, to be honest, failing rather spectacularly, judging by his finish time. Say what? Say this! Back on January 31, 2010, I ran the ING Miami Marathon with a couple of high school friends. And 18,000 other people, although some 14,000 of them couldn't nut it up, opting for the wussy half-marathon instead. Ah well, more pavement for the rest of us.  Suckers! (us? them?) But how did I, a guy who was moderately portly (mmm, beer) and out-of-shape (mmm,

April 14, 2010 No Comments Full Story

Third Time’s a Charm. Maybe.

Third Time's a Charm. Maybe.

Hi again. It's me. How have you been? Nifty. Glad to hear it. So, anyway, a couple of years ago when I bought this domain name, I had high hopes for what I might do with it. I liked the name, because it read with a certain arrogance, but a simple change in inflection altered the meaning considerably - that is, it wasn't about ME being better than YOU, but about all of us being better than we ARE. I had intended it to be dedicated to the goal of self-improvement, and I would br

April 14, 2010 No Comments Full Story