iron-inside:

Apple stock is splitting 7:1?!

And they’ll be taking on more debt (bond issuance) for those increased dividends rather than repatriating a share of their overseas profit and having to pay a normal share of their tax burden.

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Proud of these guys for handling some really tough trail miles! 4 miles with 3 pretty steep climbs and descents. That’s each way, so 8 total. A hard 2 days for the kids.

Enjoyed the quick overnight trip. Wish we could stay out there longer!

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Hmm. It’s April. 

I’m not about to complain about it, though… I love running in the cold. And I know there will be some miserably hot days soon. 

5 miles with my mate. A great way to reluctantly start the day!

Hmm. It’s April.

I’m not about to complain about it, though… I love running in the cold. And I know there will be some miserably hot days soon.

5 miles with my mate. A great way to reluctantly start the day!

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OPERATION:ULTRA PODCAST – EPISODE 13 – HOT TO TROT

operationultra:

Ocean, sun, and ultra. It sounds like a dream! It’s reality every May during the Keys 100 that runs the across the islands of the Florida Keys to the home of the Southernmost point in the continental United States: sunny Key West . Race Director and ultra-enthusiast Bob Becker talks about what inspired him to create the race. Then, Newton Elite Athlete and last year’s Keys 100 Champion Brenda Carawan shares her Cinderella story – what transformed her from  a back-of-the-pack runner to a race leader.

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Still running…

Yep, I’m still running.

After dropping the running streak, I’ve taken some downtime, not running as much. It’s been good, but I’m ready to start adding the miles back to my routine.

I ran this morning, 6 mostly easy with a faster last mile. About 44:00 total.

I have an interesting race coming up: The Inferno Stage Race on June 21 and 22. It’s 3 races in 2 days, about 75 miles total. It starts at 7 AM on a Saturday with a 25.6 mile race. That night, at 7 PM, it’s 22 miles. Then, at 7 AM on Sunday, it’s a marathon.

It’s in central Louisiana. In the middle of June. That’s where the inferno name comes from.

Oh, and all three races are in different locations.

If you finish all 3 races in under 6 hours, you get a nice Patagonia jacket. So, that’s my goal.

I think this one’s going to be fun!

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arkansaslife:

To understand just what the inaugural Run LOViT ultramarathon race entailed when it took place on Feb. 22 near Hot Springs, you need to do a mental exercise. First, imagine a traditional marathon—all 26.2 paved miles. Now double that, add another 528 yards, and take it off-road, winding it through tight single-track trails, up and over rock-strewn mountains, and you’ll get something close to Arkansas’ first 100-kilometer race.

The extreme trail race was organized by Hot Springs locals Dustin and Rachel Speer, two veteran ultramarathoners who never planned on becoming long-distance runners, much less race directors. Rachel only joined the Women Can Run clinic near her home in Conway as a way to stay fit, but soon after decided to run a half marathon. Not wanting to be left out of that experience, Dustin joined her, and together they ran their first half marathons in 2006. It was a fortuitous decision for them both—they fell in love with the sport and never looked back.

Two years later, the couple founded Conway’s Soaring Wings half marathon as a way to give back to the running community. After moving to Hot Springs in 2012, they became enchanted with running on the nearby Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT), and decided it needed a race of its own.


(April 2014; Photos by Wesley Hitt)

For the rest of the story: http://arkansaslife.com/index.php/trail-blazers/

Awesome to see the coverage of the race!

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Setting the record for most pictures taken during a run.

6ish miles in cool, humid weather.

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Pizza at EVO in Charleston.

I would move there for this pizza.

Pizza at EVO in Charleston.

I would move there for this pizza.

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What’s up, Tumblr?

Rach and I have apparently unfollowed some folks… With Tumblr deciding that for us.

Who else am I not following? Do I need to follow someone else?

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No more streak…

With a difficult schedule the past week, I let the streak go over the weekend. I would have preferred to keep it alive, but it’s not worth it to me to run a mile just for the sake of the streak. I run to train for events, and those are my goals. I may need days off for recovery to get the most out of my training.

But, I only took a few days off. And I was back to it with 7 this morning. 5 easy, then 2 a little faster. Nice run!

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