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Tragedy and Triumph at the 2016 Vermont Marathon

Race Report: Vermont City Marathon I’ve wanted to run this race for awhile now; I’ve always heard good things about its organization, and Burlington is just a nice little town perched on Lake Champlain surrounded by the Green Mountains. The … Continue reading

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Eagleman 2015 Race Report, by Ernest Hemingway (with contributions from Joseph Conrad)

Months before, the sleeping dragon, Eagleman 70.3 appeared not as the majestic bird of prey, but rather a placid feathered sparrow, calmly beckoning our siren trio to the lush marshes of Maryland. But as our good and true party of … Continue reading

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Dear Hollywood: Stop Taking the “Vegan Challenge”

An open letter (that none of them will read) to celebrities who think they want to go vegan: Please, please tell no one.

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Can I Be “F40-44” Forever?

I’m a little afraid to say how great 2013 turned out to be. I often kept thinking “is this my peak year?” and “what happens next year?” Well, that’s malarkey. I know that 2014 will be whatever I make of … Continue reading

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Race Report: Hambletonian Marathon (or Why I Might Be Ruined for Big-City Marathons)

Through late summer and early fall, I’d been semi-training for a marathon. I wasn’t too sure which one. There were several I was eyeballing. It was interesting doing this training-but-not-training thing. Instead of plotting out each and every weekend and … Continue reading

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Eating vegan in New Orleans: Not impossible!

This is the sort of article I wish I had found before heading to New Orleans for the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. Eating vegan in NOLA was going to be a challenge, and the info I found online … Continue reading

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Skinny today, fat forever

As I walk out of J.Crew with my size 4 bootleg cords (on sale for $36), I feel I’ve been hoodwinked: Clearly, size inflation is completely out of control. There is no way I wear a “real” size 4. We’ve … Continue reading

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