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Jim Nielsen’s life journey a long run to China and back

Recently I received an email form a former Luther College teammate that lives in China. Jim Nielsen and I were cross country runners beginning our freshman year. But we also shared a love of table tennis and despite having tired … Continue reading

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Dan Johnson is in it for the long run

Dan Johnson is a runner from Minnesota who attended Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa, where he ran cross country and track. As with many former teammates, I’ve kept up with Dan in a variety of ways, and became aware of … Continue reading

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It’s time to wake up. Or not.

One of the most difficult decisions any endurance athlete must face on a daily basis is when to wake up and when to get more sleep. You know the feeling don’t you? Lying there in a warm bed on a … Continue reading

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The wonders of finding a new coach

by Steven Scholz Today’s We Run and Ride features a guest column by marathoner Steven Scholz, whose insightful piece “New Coach” chronicles both the excitement and challenge of committing to a training program for the marathon. He takes on that … Continue reading

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Can you tell me all the things I did wrong in this marathon?

A week before the Twin Cities Marathon, it hit me that I really hadn’t gotten in as many long runs as I’d like. The fall racing season had gone fairly well. 32:00 for 10k. A 14:57 5K.  So the sharpness … Continue reading

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