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Dispatches From The Road: Day 2

In which Katie faces problems with percolating, pronunciation, paying fees and potential prairie predators.

I woke up in my backseat cardboard cocoon this morning at around 6:30, amazed to feel fully rested and almost too warm and cozy in my mummy bag.… Read the rest

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Musings Running Travel

Routine Reimagined: Being a Tourist in Familiar Places

Earlier this evening, I followed a particular routine that has proven ever-present since the second week of May. It usually starts every night around 5:27 when I look at the clock and let my jaw drop.… Read the rest

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On Finishing Weak, Rejecting Post-Race Recovery and Other “Sins”

It has been four and a half days since I ran a 17-mile virtual trail race on the Metacomet Trail in northwestern Connecticut. In all honesty, I’ve been seriously slacking of race-running and recovery since around mile 13.… Read the rest

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Up to the Invisible Starting Line: Running a Trail Race Virtually

The first major life event I notched in 2020 was registering for the Rut Mountain Run 28K in Big Sky, Montana. The 17.5 miles, 7800 feet of elevation change, months of training and relatively expensive registration fee, all of which normal people might call roadblocks, seemed like perfect springboards for launching myself towards glory…the glory of being an intermediate mid-distance trail runner in remote mountains a mile above sea level, testing my physical boundaries and setting goals that push my limits.… Read the rest