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Greg Hickman
Attended Collinsville High School
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Sage advice...
Whether you're running your first trail ultra or your 50th, use these tips to race better this year
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Nice, good luck!  +Greg Hickman 
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Yesterday I finished my last long training run before my 50K out at Smith Rock on May 9th. I should have wrapped up the long runs last weekend, but my training has been so... scattered... that I wanted to get one more long run in to build my confidence. I d...
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Yesterday I finished my last long training run before my 50K out at Smith Rock on May 9th. I should have wrapped up the long runs last weekend, but my training has been so... scattered... that I wanted to get one more long ru...
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It was quite the odyssey through Forest Park today... Lots of ups and downs, plenty of trilliums, mud, rain and hail (ow!) to keep it interesting. I was shooting for 25 or 26 but made do with 22 since my left knee was hurting me - it hurt the whole run, so I was just happy to make it that far on it! Smith Rock is four weeks from today... I think I need one more long run before the race! I'm not feeling very prepared, but then again, I never felt prepared for my marathons either!

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Today's long run was up on the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park... 19.9 miles (my Garmin undercut the mileage again, but I checked the trail maps for the accurate distance) of beautiful single track made soft, but not too muddy, by the recent rain. Balch Creek was full of water, and the Trilliums - always a sure sign of Spring in Portland - were blooming all along the Wildwood. What a perfect day for trail running!
http://smashrun.com/greg.hickman/run/2068665
  #forestpark   #wildwood   #trailrunning   #smashrun  
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GPS and wet canopy are natural enemies. Nice shots.!
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Greg Hickman

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I personally hate gels and I'm always suspicious that something created in a lab is gonna end up causing cancer!
Four minimally processed sugar sources to keep you fueled during your next long run
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+Kevin Andrew You're missing nothing. They're awful. 
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I was chatting with my new trainer recently about my struggles to get enough calories in my system to keep from burning out on long runs or particularly intense workouts. I told him that I used to be a "big" guy and it wasn't easy for me to get my head arou...
I was chatting with my new trainer recently about my struggles to get enough calories in my system to keep from burning out on long runs or particularly intense workouts. I told him that I used to be a "big" guy and it wasn't...
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+Mark Stone It's been a journey, no doubt. Looking at that picture makes me feel like that was a different life back then - in some ways, I guess it was! My key takeaway was that I significantly underestimated what I was capable of. I see that same mentality in a lot of people when it comes to fitness, and I think everyone needs to challenge what they think those limitations are. 
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Yesterday I finished my last long training run before my 50K out at Smith Rock on May 9th. I should have wrapped up the long runs last weekend, but my training has been so... scattered... that I wanted to get one more long run in to build my confidence. I d...
#trailrunning   #50k   #smithrock   #forestpark   #wildwood  
Yesterday I finished my last long training run before my 50K out at Smith Rock on May 9th. I should have wrapped up the long runs last weekend, but my training has been so... scattered... that I wanted to get one more long ru...
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This is a really great idea! A trail site for trail runners!
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Looks great! Just added to my phone home screen! :)
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This would be pretty awesome!
There is something special about running in  nature. Rare and unique sights, peaceful quiet, the smells of the outdoors and being a part of a bigger system. The American Discovery Trail (ADT) was proposed by two senators as a great system to connect the country and to encourage Americans to take part of one of …
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i live in Dport. the ADT crosses the mississippi here. 
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Today's long run was up on the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park... 19.9 miles (my Garmin undercut the mileage again, but I checked the trail maps for the accurate distance) of beautiful single track made soft, but not too muddy, by the recent rain. Balch Creek was full of water, and the Trilliums - always a sure sign of Spring in Portland - were blooming all along the Wildwood. What a perfect day for trail running!
http://smashrun.com/greg.hickman/run/2068665   #forestpark   #wildwood   #trailrunning   #smashrun  
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The Portland Rose Festival announced that the iconic carpeting at Portland International Airport would be the grand marshal of the 2015 Portland General Electric/SOLV Starlight Parade.
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I was chatting with my new trainer recently about my struggles to get enough calories in my system to keep from burning out on long runs or particularly intense workouts. I told him that I used to be a "big" guy and it wasn't easy for me to get my head arou...
I was chatting with my new trainer recently about my struggles to get enough calories in my system to keep from burning out on long runs or particularly intense workouts. I told him that I used to be a "big" guy and it wasn't...
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  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Grew up in the US Midwest, spent a couple years in DC and now live in Portland, OR where I'm enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

I enjoy running, biking, hiking, reading, travelling (from road trips to overseas excursions), craft beers, wine, scotch, whisky, cooking and food. I can't hold my drink like I used to, but I get an "A" for effort!
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