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Heather Wiatrowski
I am a microbiologist and I run a lot.
I am a microbiologist and I run a lot.
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It hasn't all been failure - the successes of 2014!
If you've read what I've posted over the past year, it kind of seems depressing. An injury early in the year, a rough time at the Vegan Power 50k , and a DNF at the Vermont 50 . I swear it hasn't all been bad, though!  I've thrown down some really good, sho...

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The Vermont 50 - My First DNF
I guess I may have spoiled it a bit with the title? Yeah, I DNFed at the Vermont 50. Le sigh. Not to worry, though, my loyal followers...  even though I had a rough time at the Vermont 50 and the Vegan Power 50k , I'm holding out on you about some of the go...

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Two Thumbs Up for the Vegan Power 50k! 2014 Race Report
There's a Vegan Power 50k ?  Oh yes there is, new this year!  There's also a bit of a grass roots movement to increase trail and ultrarunning in the Berkshires.  If you don't know where the Berkshires are, this is in Western Massachusetts, near Albany NY, n...

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Let's not commercialize the training run!
Step three is profit! "I love capitalism!"  my friend Ana used to say. Growing up in Sarejevo, Ana was always annoyed by carrying ski boots back to the car.  But in the US, they made these little devices - a handle with a loop of string - to carry the boots...

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First barefoot run of the season!
Hooray hooray!  What a great day!  It was in the upper 50's when I got home from work, so.... I got in my first barefoot run of the season.   It was only around two and a half miles.  I took my 11 year old out for 2 miles, came home, and ditched the Luna Sa...

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Ultrarunning culture: we need this growth.
There's been a great deal of buzz lately about changes to trail and ultrarunning culture, and most of that buzz has been negative.  Many people are complaining that new ultrarunners are somehow ruining the culture, and that we are in jeopardy of "losing som...

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Will winter ever end? (2014 edition)
How's winter treating you?  Winter sure is something in Worcester, and I always feel transformed at the end of it. I really do love running in the winter, and I'm very capable of staying comfortable in the cold.  But by March,   I simply cannot take any mor...

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Winter Beast of Burden 50 mile Race Report 2014: I can't put my arms down!
On January 18 th , 2014, I ran the Winter Beast of Burden 50 mile race in Lockport, NY.   This
is a race on the Erie Canal towpath with a 50 mile and 100 mile option.   If you’re here on my blog trying to decide
whether or not to run it in 2015, read on.   ...
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