Long Road Ahead

What Makes a Good Run Route for a Multi-Hundred Miler?

When you’re running somebody else’s race, they’re the ones who plan the route, research alternatives, and ultimately, determine runner safety. When you’re drawing your own route, that’s all on you. Here’s what I look for, in the order I look for it.
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In It for the Long Haul: Endurance Lessons From Running Across Iowa

On June 10, 2018, with the help of my wife and crew chief Leslie Nolen, I completed a 339-mile run across Iowa. I’m asked: “Why Iowa?” The answers vary from facetious to strategic: Because it’s there. Because no one had ever run Relay Iowa (the longest relay in the world) solo. Because it’s training for…
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What Goes Into Doing A Multi-Hundred-Mile Run WIth Type 1 Diabetes

The first reaction I get when I tell people I’ve done runs over 100 miles is, “Wow. I could never do that.” The truth is, I’m nobody special. Most of us are capable of epic things, but the devil is in the details.
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Epic Adventures and the Importance of Expeditionary Thinking

Epic adventures test the limits of human endurance — especially when you figure type 1 diabetes into the mix.┬áRegardless of the size of the challenge, what matters more than anything is what you do when things go wrong. Because they will.
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Exercise and the Medtronic 670g (with Auto Mode): What I’ve Learned So Far

Back in March, I had to make a decision about when to migrate from using my trusty Animas Vibe, which when I got it in April 2016 was the only IPx8 waterproof insulin pump on the market, to the Medtronic 670g, which is now the one of the only two REMAINING Ipx8 waterproof insulin pumps…
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Things to Know if You’re Newly Diagnosed as T1D

This isn’t a what-do-do article. It’s more of a what-I-wish-someone-had-told-me article that I’d write to my newly-diagnosed self in the past. As such, it’s not intended as medical advice. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I’d tell me:
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