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‘Dream Dinners’ on a Budget ?>

‘Dream Dinners’ on a Budget

  As some of you know, I am an athletic trainer at a University, so for 9 months of the year, my schedule is beyond hectic. I frequently put in 50-hour weeks, while logging close to 20 hours a week of training for races. Obviously this makes it difficult for me to prepare a gourmet dinner. Last winter, a friend of mine invited me to go with her to a place called “Dream Dinners”. This place is basically a huge…

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Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 4 ?>

Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 4

  This is the fourth and final part of Jaime’s Vermont 100 race recap. If you missed the others, here are the links for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. * * * * * Part 4: A 100-mile FINISHER Coming into Camp 10 Bear was awesome!  I felt great, full of energy, a lot less nauseous,  and I had a smile on my face again.  The weigh-in was better this time.  I was only a half pound over…

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Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 3 ?>

Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 3

  Jaime has written a four-part recap of her experience at the Vermont 100 last weekend. If you missed the first two parts of this series you can read them here and here.  Part 3: Help Amidst my Hopelessness I decided to just walk for a while and try to eat.  I thought maybe walking would change things eventually.  This has happened to me several times during long training runs and most of the time I get a second wind…

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Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 2 ?>

Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 2

  If you missed the first part of Jaime’s story, in which she details her preparation for the race, you can catch it here. Part 2: From Awesome to Awful in 40 Miles I remember saying to Peter over and over for at least the first ten miles, “We’re doing it!  I can’t believe it; we’re really here!”  Peter and I had had many conversations about our race expectations during our long runs while training.  It almost seemed unbelievable that…

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Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 1 ?>

Jaime’s Vermont 100 Race Report: Part 1

  I asked Jaime if she would like to write a race recap for the blog as well since Peter and Jared both did, and she was excited to have the chance to write down and share her experiences. Maybe a little too excited because she ended up writing 6.5 pages and then worried that it would be too long to post! It’s a great read, but it is a little long to read in one sitting, so I’m dividing…

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Jared’s Vermont 100 Race Report: July 20-21, 2013 ?>

Jared’s Vermont 100 Race Report: July 20-21, 2013

  I am happy that I can say I survived the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race! My brother-in-law did the race with me, and you can read Peter’s Vermont 100 story here. Believe me, we both had survival mode fully engaged. This was my first attempt at a race of this distance, and my head was spinning with whether or not I was prepared for this race. Thankfully, I did not disappoint myself, my crew, or my pacer. Talk about crew!!…

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Peter’s Vermont 100 Race Report ?>

Peter’s Vermont 100 Race Report

  I am proud to say that I finished the Vermont 100 on July 21st, 2013 after nearly thirty hours of continuous movement! This was the first one hundred miler I have attempted, and I am super stoked to have completed it! I’ve heard it said that running a hundred miles is not twice as hard as running fifty miles–it’s ten times as hard!  I can say without a doubt that this is true.  While stumbling through the dark night…

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