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A Balancing Act

by Tom Van den Broeck Raffensperger What a season. This year I was going to set a goal and carve out the time for training to really see what I
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SMAC Mile Challenge Week 2 Results

Some of you ran on a track, some on road or grass. Some of you ran a stand-alone mile and for others, it was part of a longer run. If you
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Staying Connected While We’re Apart

Dear SMAC friends, For each of us, life has changed dramatically over the past couple of weeks. Between re-organizing work, family, and changing all the plans you made for the
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Coronavirus and SMAC Events

Dear SMAC community, While the SMAC Board of Directors has not yet cancelled or rescheduled any of the running events we organize, there is a very strong likelihood that we
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The Fine Art of Ultrateering

by Arielle Knudsen Ultrateering: a word coined by my good friend Erin Hazler to describe long volunteer shifts at trail/ultra races. Who can be an ultrateer? Why do it? What
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Runner Realness: Make it Work

by Jeannie LaPierre It’s a topic we all will grapple with, wrestle, ponder, ignore, deny, dismiss, and eventually accept. Lately, I run more local races. Two decades ago, waking at
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Unique Genius

by Jason Sarouhan My coach is looking at me intently. She tells me, “I’m a little confused by the words that you chose about how going on a run like
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Riding The Ghost Train

by Carla Halpern The idea of running 100 miles made me really happy. Whether the reality would make me happy remained to be seen. I had no idea whether I’d
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SOS Cape Cod Triathlon (6/22/19)

by JoEllen Reino As soon as I received the promotional email for this race last fall, I knew I wanted to participate. My husband John and I were going to
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Are You Running Too Fast?

by Laure Van den Broeck Raffensperger In July 2018, SMAC sponsored me to attend the RRCA-level 1 coaching course in Bloomfield, CT. It was awesome! Two days were crammed full
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