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Matt Flaherty
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Updates: Tecumseh Marathon, UltraVasan 90k, 100k World Championships, and Ekiden
Alright, so like all bloggers do from time to time, I fell a little behind on posting. In particular, I failed to get a post-race recap up following the UltraVasan 90k in Sweden. Part of that was fueled by injury doldrums and a lack of motivation (more on t...

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US 50 Mile Trail Champs (Cayuga Trails 50) Race Report
3rd place, 7:06:50 -  Strava data -  ATRA Recap Article Rocking my good luck rubber band bracelet post-race with RD Ian Golden's daughters, Maren and Nora  (Photo: Richard Bolt) Coming off of  Lake Sonoma 50  in early April, I had 8 weeks to put in a good t...

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Matt's Muesli
The perfect breakfast. :) A number of years ago, as I learned more and more about how healthy raw nuts and seeds are, I started stirring them into smoothies and my morning oatmeal.  But at some point I realized if I switched to muesli, I would greatly incre...

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Lake Sonoma 50 Mile Race Report
6th place - 6:53:34 There’s a quote in the classic book Running with the Buffaloes where CU coach Mark Wetmore ponders the
pain we endure as runners. “In football,” Wetmore says, “you might get your
bell rung, but you go in with the expectation that you mig...

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Chuckanut 50K
Chuckanut 50K  - 3rd place, 3:43:05 -  Strava data Last week, I headed to Portland for several days before swinging up to Bellingham, Washington to race the Chuckanut 50K .  Chuckanut has been on my radar as one of the country's premier 50K's for years, and...

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The Winds of Winter (Mountain Mist 50K)
1st place - 4:10:19 - Strava Data - Race Results I rolled down to Huntsville over the weekend for the 22nd Annual Mountain Mist 50K .  I'm writing a race report for the April issue of UltraRunning magazine, so my recap here will be brief, but check out UR f...

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Forth and Back
For the fans of brevity, this post in short: I'm pretty happy with last year, I'm at an encouraging place with my injuries, I'm back to training, and I've got some fun races coming up! My home trails. Loving the snow we've gotten recently! Year in Review In...

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Green Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce and Chicken (or Tofu)
Since first creating this recipe last summer, it's been a staple in my diet.  It's relatively easy, makes a lot, and it's packed with flavor and nutrients.  I usually make it with chicken, though tofu is great in it as well for a vegan option. The key to th...

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Some thoughts in light of UltraRunning magazine's recent announcement of a new Race Series.
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