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May 31, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Great post and it couldn't have come at a better time. Nice to know my not-racing "funk" is shared by others.

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Thanks so much, Belle! I've definitely been there too lately, quite a bit actually. I miss the group I used to run with in person, and miss being out there in general. How was the Stay Home Virtual Race?

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Jun 1, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

The virtual race was good and functional but sorely lacking "race" experience. No traffic control, no porta potties, no banana, no tacky signs along the way and no spectators. But I got it done.

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That's really interesting to hear. I see a lot of promotions and listings for virtual events, but I've heard only here and there from people who've run them.

Seems like they're an okay substitute for the time being, but that we're essentially trying to simulate a race experience rather than create something new.

What if you knew you had the support of your fellow runners here at The Half Marathoner, and we could chat/support each other as we train together and run a race together? (To the degree that that's possible when we're all scattered around the country!)

I keep thinking there's a way to make this better and help people feel more connected, but we just haven't figured it out quite yet. Still working on it here.

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Jun 2, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

That would be awesome! Perhaps a daily recap or weekly for others ...? Sharing struggles and successes...

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Jun 14, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Loved this interview, I saw him at his last race before COVID , the iconic ALQ 50 k , he is so inspirational

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Jun 2, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Thank you for that interview with the great Bart Yasso! I met him the year he retired from Runner’s World, even attended his book signing. I have still not read it because I don’t want to “ruin” it. I’ve got to say that he is so “real”, so authentic, so genuine, and the most down to earth runner I have ever had the pleasure of personally meeting. In my book, he’s up there with Pre! This man invented the Yasso 800’s, yet he never brags on himself. He has the best memory and recalls people he’s met years ago... and their PR’s!! He wants to know about you and your accomplishments and your next goal. From what I’ve heard, he will remember too. Heck I can’t remember my own..lol!

And to Bart..I’m finding myself in a funk too. Luckily I still have a very full time job to keep me occupied but I’m reaching...reaching hard. I just finished the yeti Ultra challenge yesterday. That’s 5 miles every 4 hours in a 24 hour period...totaling 30 miles in one day. I’m spent but it was worth it! Also I just signed up myself and my 13 year old son for a series challenge...an actual in person 5k every Thursday night from June 4th through the end of the August. We have to wear masks during the race and it will be a staggered start, with chipped based time, capped at 200 runners. I’ll take an in-person race vs. virtual any day.

Hang in there, fellow runners!

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Jun 1, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Have you seen the new Sports Illustrated? 3 articles about running!!

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Actually I haven’t — can’t believe I missed it! Do you have a link/can I see them on their website?

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We have the actual magazine , it doesn't list an online site that I can see...it might be on the website...however they didn't list running as a sport on the website...🙄🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💙

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Thanks! What are the article titles (if you have them handy)?

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Jun 2, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Running For Our Lives, by Chris Ballard; Bo On The Go, by Jessica Smetana ; another article was about the Pandemic, called The Ability To Persist by Michael McKnight (not about running per se' but a very inspiring story about as guy who accomplished a lot and again very late in life!

Btw, I'm reading the book Run for your life by Mark Cucuzzella that you recommended, thank you! Such good practical information!!

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May 31, 2020Liked by Terrell Johnson

Thank you Terrell! For every word of it. I hope we are all safe. I also hope that each of us makes right decision when we have a choice. It is for sure amazing time we live in, not easy at all, but at its minimum not written in stone. I am learning a lot now - about myself and about my community, and about my country. Thank you so much everybody for being here together.

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Thank you so much, Langelia! I echo everything you say above, and thank you so much for being a part of this community.

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