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Sam Robinson
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The Blue-Collar Guide to Running the East Bay
Part I: The Most Scenic Trails California features some of the greatest running destinations in the world. Fitness tourists flock to the striking clash of land and ocean in the Marin Headlands above San Francisco. Trail runners in the Sierras can climb tran...

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Video Games and the Myth of Process
This past December, Nintendo released their first video game for Apple’s iPhone. Curiously, it is about running. Mario Run, a zany side-scrolling game in the Super Mario universe, features the eponymous Mario, the famous overall-wearing plumber, on yet anot...

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Running in TrumpLand
The month I graduated from high school the local textile mill closed down. It was the largest single-day layoff in the history of North Carolina. The mill near my hometown had been an economic institution since the late nineteenth century. Globalization was...

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My Sub-Elite Life with an Elite Girlfriend: LA Marathon, 2015
This is the first of a series of entries on my life as a sub-elite runner with an elite girlfriend. My partner is a talented, respected distance runner on the elite marathon and ultra-marathon scene. I am not. Here are some stories of life chasing after her...

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Heritage in Light of Atrocity
John Underhill, "The figure of the Indian's fort or Palizado", from Nevves from America; or, A new and experimentall discoverie of New England , London: 1638. My grandfather once told me that my personal heritage did not make me any better than anyone else;...

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Five Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Running
Sixteen years ago I started running competitively. Here are five things I know about running now that I wish I had known then. 1.  Cadence Pamela Jelimo, London, 2008. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Check out the lower half of every professional ru...

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My Favorite Fiction from 2015
Is it too late to do a year-in-review three weeks into 2016?  Eh, whatever. Sorry, I had some thoughts about summer reading that I wrote over the fall and I wanted to share. Here is the memorable fiction (and one work of non-fiction) that I read over the pa...

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Quick Thoughts: What is Lance on? He's on the trails.
“What am I on? I’m on my bike, busting
my ass six hours a day. What are you on?” Lance ran a 35k race this weekend at
the Woodside Ramble, organized by Inside Trail Racing. Here are a few quick thoughts
provoked by Lance’s run and the ensuing internet chatt...

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Hitler Loses His CRs on Strava
I am about five years late in making a Downfall ( Der Untergang ) parody video. Hah, I definitely missed the moment for this meme, but I was inspired to make one during a lunch break this week. I had a lot of fun subtitling this and hope you enjoy, especial...
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