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dailymiler of the week: Jim Wackett

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! When Jim Wackett, a.k.a JayDub, finished competing in his first ultra marathon, The North Face 100, a few weeks ago, he was amazed at how well he felt. Even though he only made … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week, Jake Castonia

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! Jake Castonia dreams of qualifying for Kona someday. It’s number one on his bucket list. For now he’s racing and loving the 70.3 triathlon distance. “I think it’s the perfect distance for the … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Mike C.

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! Mike Croy, better known as Dirt Dawg, ran his first marathon in Detroit in 1999. The race finished on first base in the old Tiger Stadium. Mike will never forget running across that … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week – Sara M.

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! Sara M tipped the scales at 310 pounds the day she visited the doctor and was told she was fat. The shock she felt as she heard that “F” word snapped her out … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week – Leeanne F.

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! The fact that Leeanne Field dreams of hiring a Winnebago and heading off with her husband and dogs to run around Australia tells you something about the kind of woman this Yorkshire-born woman … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Brent P.

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! What does a normal person do on a cold, wintery night? Grab a book. Build a fire. Make hot chocolate. Relax. That’s all fine and good if that’s your thing. But don’t expect … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Vern M.

Vern Myers doesn’t race much. He runs for what running gives him – physical fitness, an outlet for stress relief, quiet reflective hours. “It gives me a mindset that anything is possible,” Myers says. Not that he’s opposed to entering a local 5K here, a Turkey Trot 10K there. He just doesn’t care that much for big events. He runs the local marathon, The Gusher, each year and he completed his first ultra, the Rocky Raccoon 50K in Huntsville, Texas, … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Renee B.

Three minutes. That’s all Renee B’s doctor will let her run at one time right now. Two months ago she stepped on a stick while running. The result? A high ankle sprain. “Stupid stick!” she growled. She is determined to return to running. This isn’t the first time Renee has come back from an injury. She ran in high school in the 1980s, following the footsteps of my sister and brother into cross country and then on my own into … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Ben W.

Three years ago Ben Waldman was training for his first marathon. He was somewhere around mile 17 or 18 on one of his final long training runs when he experienced a moment of great clarity. As he climbed Central Park’s torturous Harlem Hill, his mind and legs arguing over which would give up first, Ben realized that the biggest obstacle to his success was in his head. He saw that distance running is more about mental strength than anything else. … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week, Jim B.

Jim Berger remembers his early years of running. He weighed about 170 pounds and ran 50 to 75 miles each week. GPS-enabled watches were unheard of when he was in his 30s. There were no chip-timed races. His running log was handwritten. “We used to stash fig newtons in plastic bags,” he recalled, “and put water on the route of long runs the night before.” During this phase of Berger’s running life, he was a strong young man, running his … Continue reading

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