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AJ Snook
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Author of the futuristic, psychedelic, sci-fi adventure: Sumire: Into the Deep and Into the Unknown
Author of the futuristic, psychedelic, sci-fi adventure: Sumire: Into the Deep and Into the Unknown

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Two Weeks of Convalescence
With the marathon two weeks gone, my body is still reeling from the effects. Some of those effects are because of the grueling nature of the race itself, but I sense that the majority of them are due to the months of training that preceded. The sharp pain i...

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Reflection on My First Marathon
This past Sunday was the big day. To set the stage, the numbing rain was relentless. My hands were numb so that I couldn't feel my GPS watch vibrate each kilometer. Feet soaked even before the gun was fired, the conditions weren't enough to stop me from bei...

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Slay The Great Distractor
Run Carefree (Wikimedia Commons) Walking into work today, I had my headphones on and was listening to an old Terence McKenna recording on the Psychedelic Salon . I'm paraphrasing, but he said something to the effect of: It is absurd to be anxious about anyt...

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Fat load preceding the carbo load
From Matt Fitzgerald: research has shown that a  short-term  high-fat diet that immediately precedes the traditional pre-race carbo load offers the best of both worlds. 10 days of fat-loading are enough to increase the muscles’ fat-burning capacity, while t...

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Tune-up Long Run and the Home Stretch
I had a fairly successful run on Sunday. The workout called for a 26.2km tune-up run at marathon pace, but this being my first marathon coupled with the string of injuries I've had recently, I thought I'd tone that workout down just slightly, so I revised i...

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Under the Moon
Winter's full moon isn't appreciated as much as its spring, summer, or fall versions. Folks tend to not want to stand still and gaze at it while the wind is whipping and their noses go numb and drippy. Us runners, however, get moving in little more than a w...

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Tempo Run Pride
I'm getting through the Morton's neuroma mostly with deep tissue massage using my thumb or two fingers pressed firmly to the bottom of my foot. When you find the spot it will hurt! But hold it until the pain subsides and the popping will disappear. The toe ...

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Dealing With Running Injury (Morton's neuroma)
My marathon training has suffered a few hiccups of late. First, I had a sore ankle, the pain sitting more or less on the top of the foot near the outside of the ankle. A slight roll that I exacerbated by not taking a rest day when I should have. Lesson lear...

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