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20181204-1011: Alex Jospe
Blue Hills Traverse and Thanksgiving Camp
This years Blue Hills Traverse went to new parts of the Blue Hills, starting on Ponkapoag and transitioning to BH West. It was a nice course, with legit features (though 17 was annoying), friendly running with not too much green or pointy stuff or steep hills.My plan for the race was to start reasonably fast, cruising on some of my marathon fitness when on trails and roads. I knew I hadnt been in the woods much, but was hoping the residual strength would carry me through, as long as I didnt do a ...
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20181030-0532: Alex Jospe
Loco Marathon
I got the idea in my head a few years back that I wanted to run the Boston Marathon. I mean, Im a runner, I live in Boston, it only makes sense that I should do this race. But youve gotta qualify for the thing, and that means running a fast-enough road marathon before you can even sign up. And of course, I wanted to run reasonably fast, so that when people ask the inevitable oh, youre a runner? have you run a marathon? you can be like yeah, and a fast one too.Im known for my humility.After watch ...
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20181029-1257: Alex Jospe
Orienteering USA Nationals
Orienteering USA Nationals were hosted by the Southern Michigan Orienteering Club and Orienteering Cincinnati, two weekends back. The joint effort meant that the venues were spread pretty far apart, but it enabled the event to happen, which was a good thing. Middle and Sprint distance races were in South Bend, Indiana, and the long distance was up near Bishop Lake, Michigan. Two states I hadnt orienteered in before!Drive from Detroit to South Bend featured a lot of thisMiddle DistanceId had a pr ...
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20181004-1436: Alex Jospe
Pemi loop
This hike has been on my bucket list for a while, so when Ari mentioned that he wanted to run the Pemi loop this fall, I thought it might fit perfectly in with my marathon training. Kind of. At least if you look at it all squinty or something. I mean, hiking over 10,000ft of climb is totally good prep for rolling out 8-minute miles endlessly, right? Well, at the very least, this promised to fill my soul with mountain views and rocks and leaves and things, and I was all in.Unfortunately my body d ...
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20180924-1144: Alex Jospe
Pisgah 50k
Laramie kicked off a few weekends of racing, which is the good stuff as far as Im concerned. Upon coming home, we had the Louisa May Alcott 5k with my junior skiers, and I jumped into the 10k, in light of my upcoming marathon. I had some diaphragm cramping problems, and sort of had to cruise my way through it, but it was definitely still fun to pin on a bib!Managed to win my age class, by virtue of having not too many other people racing the 10k in my age class. But that meant I got to pose with ...
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20180904-2000: Alex Jospe
Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival
The Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting was out in Laramie this year at the Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival, and that seemed like as good an excuse as any to do some orienteering and dust off my map-reading skills before a busy fall. Laramie has some great orienteering, a mix of fast open short-grass prairie, rocky granite stuff, and a little bit of pine forest, thats rapidly dying due to pine beetle infestations. Between the great visibility and the firm ground underfoot, the orienteer ...
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