3 days ago ... Trying to find something to say about my pending race, because I feel like there should be words here for it. 50 miles is a long way, longĀ ...

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  • Some thoughts about Hardrock

    baristing.blogspot.com 12 Jul '14, 8pm

    Kilian comfortably broke a record that could not be broken, joked that he was tired the last 2 kilometers, then spent some time showing the RD pictures he had taken on his phone, mid race. According to Anna Frost, one of his pacers, he had taken it very easy until mile 70 (iRunfar has...

  • Things I have done and am not doing.

    baristing.blogspot.com 25 Jun '14, 3am

    Our office carpet is being replaced, and the adhesive which was under it ground away with some industrial... thing. Like sandpaper, only it spins, and is attached to a three foot tall engine. The refuse is yellow and fine. It smells noxious and as if it could, if ingested in sufficien...

  • Slowly, Surely

    baristing.blogspot.com 26 May '14, 9pm

    We're getting there. Slowly, I say, but I know better. At least, I know that "slowly" is a relative term, and it could certainly be slower. Could certainly have been a bone sticking out of my leg, blood everywhere, surgery to follow, with months to get back. It ain't that. So, I try n...

  • Eisenhower Marathon Race Report and General Bitching

    baristing.blogspot.com 12 Apr '14, 8pm

    I'm not mad. I'm just disappointed. I don't believe my parents ever said this exact thing, but it does float around our collective social vocabulary. And it fits, in this case. To get it out the way, 3:21:something. I don't care to wait until I get an official time, so this will suffi...

  • Baristing: Words on Run

    Words on Run

    baristing.blogspot.com 25 May '14, 12am

    I wrote a review for this book, which you can read here . The link being to Amazon, you can, of course, buy the book there as well. I think that would be a good investment on your part, especially if you enjoy either running-centered narratives or young adult lit. The latter, admitted...

  • This Post is About Music You Will Hate, Skip Accordingly

    baristing.blogspot.com 21 Mar '14, 4am

    Because someone texted me, asking what the picture at the top of this blog is: Probably don't actually click play, though, since you'll probably hate it. Most people do. Anyway, it's the cover to Wodensthrone's Loss , an atmospheric black metal album from England. It's the sort of thi...

  • Choking on Wind

    baristing.blogspot.com 17 Jan '14, 11pm

    It was at mile 12 that I swallowed the wind, that it choked me, that I would have laughed, if I could, but only leaned gamely forward, tilting at such an angle that I could not have stood, much less run, if not for the force pressing back the other way. Thirty five miles an hour, spel...

  • Repeats are neither novel nor sprints

    baristing.blogspot.com 20 Feb '14, 12am

    Another note, regarding my visit to the track last night, which itself requires a preface, of sorts. This, already, is too much setup for a rather nothing post. So. I returned to my gym, post-track, because I ran from there in the first place. Nominally, this was so I could do some ge...