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Zack Martin
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Editor and writer covering the high-tech identification and payments industries who also likes to run far.
Editor and writer covering the high-tech identification and payments industries who also likes to run far.

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On the mend
So I did the Polar Dash 14-miler on Jan. 11 and it was a bit of a slog. Temps were in the mid-30s so all the snow and ice we've gotten in the Chicago area was melting. There were quite a few area of standing water and some black ice in patches. The latter w...

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Stir crazy


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900!
With only hours to spare I hit my goal of 900 miles for 2013. While this doesn't triple my mileage from 2012 -- 307 -- it's still not bad. As you can see from the photo it was a little chilly, 8 felt like -12. This month has been tough to get out and run in...

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Quick update
Last week was almost a complete loss, though there was a time not too long ago where 10 miles in a week wouldn't have been a bad thing. Winter has come early to the Chicago area and is taking its toll on my running. Did three miles on the treadmill last Tue...

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Turkey Trifecta wrap up
A sampling of the medals and shirts from 2013.  Flying Turkey 5K: 29:36 Schaumburg Half Marathon Turkey Trot: 2:26:50 With Saturday's half marathon I have ended my 2013 racing season. And it was on a high note, with a new personal record cutting almost four...

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Lincolnwood 10K
6.2 miles: 1:06:47: 10:45 pace Turns out I was being optimistic when I said it was going to be in the 20s Sunday. It was 13 felt like three degrees. This was my coldest race but I'll have the opportunity to beat it with the two halves I'm running in January...

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Worn out
I need a break, not necessarily just from running but from the daily grind. Work --- don't get me wrong I love my job -- has been hectic. Finishing the fall and winter issue almost back to back and then having to get another supplement done on the heels of ...

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Chasing 900
It's been a rough week. Last Friday the wife was laid off from her job of seven-years. I bailed on my long run because I didn't want to leave her alone. Still got six in later that morning but my head wasn't in it. Of course it was the day before where I si...

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I'm troubled
Signed up for two half marathons in January. In Chicago. Yeah, I'm a little crazy. Polar Dash 14-miler and the F3 Half Marathon here I come. I'll admit that I like running in the cold more than the heat and that if it's in the teens during these races there...

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Work is getting in the way of my running problem
Not exactly, but work is getting in the way of my blogging. I did get some miles in last week, five on Tuesday, four on Saturday and seven on Sunday. Had some personal matter pop up that kept me off the roads. Boot camp on Friday and Saturday last week kick...
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