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Kate Geisen
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I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.
I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.

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Land Run 2017
You skate across the finish line, dragging your foot to stop like you've had to for the last 40 miles, and roll right into his waiting arms. He beams at you, like some kind of clean-shaven gravel Jesus, as if he's been waiting for you, specifically, since y...

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February recap
Books read:  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe   - A childhood favorite of mine, this is the first time I've read it to one of my first grade classes. While it hasn't been quite as fun an experience to read it to them as Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM...

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2017 Rocheport Roubaix
The Rocheport Roubaix is a pavement/gravel hybrid starting from the little town of Rocheport, MO. This was my third year participating in the 50-mile race. Ultramax does a great job with this event; it's a bit more expensive than a typical gravel race, but ...

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January Recap
Books read:  The Art of Keeping Cool   - coming of age type of story about a boy who's living with his mother near his paternal grandparents while his dad is a pilot fighting in WWII. I had picked it up a couple years ago at a yard sale for Jacob. He never ...

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And now for something completely different
I didn't register for  Dirty Kanza . I didn't register for  Motherlode . I don't have a long gravel race on my schedule until October's  Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra . Of course I'll still be at the usual mid-Missouri spring gravel races, but it feels very em...

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100 Miles of Nowhere - Edwardsville edition*
2016 was the ninth year the Fat Cyclist hosted his charity race, the 100 Miles of Nowhere . Basically the point is to design and ride a course where you ride 100 miles...nowhere. People have ridden it on trainers, around small parks, around circular drivewa...

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2016 in review
Quick stats: Total race: 24 Running: 4 (3 trail, 1 road) Biking: 11 (7 gravel, 4 MTB) Adventure races: 4 (one 30 hr, two 24 hr, one 18 hr, one 8 hr) Orienteering: 6 Volunteering: 3 DNF: 1 Miles on bike : 3,442 (2,594 gravel, 848 MTB) Miles on foot: 449 (145...

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The Five Stages of PMETR
On my drive home from PMETR, it struck me that the cycle I go through every year around this race bears a strong resemblance to the Five Stages of Grief model that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed and then wrote about in her book  On Death and Dying , a titl...
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