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Soggy Jogging, a running running column, chronicles one man’s running thoughts, including those he thinks as he preps for his first full marathon.  Three weeks through training and my lower body has decreed mutiny. Full-out rebellion. Abandon body and…

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God did not create all running routes equally. Here in the metro, every turn offers opportunity for discovery and scenery — at least for a former farm kid. All I used to have to run back in the boonies…

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I awake with a start, muscles tense and jaw clenched. “Good God,” I say to my ceiling, melting back into my bed with an exhale. I’m 11 months and three weeks out from potentially-maybe-perhaps jogging a big-boy race, and…

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As we venture into May, the student body begins its semiannual collective meltdown. I love it. Dead Week brings with it many moods, most of which can be explained through classic collegiate clichés, e.g.: contemplating snorting a caffeine pill,…

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I’ve run the last two Fargo Half Marathons. Benjamin Norman, however, has only technically run Fargo once. Registration is an important step in officially running a race, a step that I stumbled over last year. Side effects of this…

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Before the thief found my iPod, I’d listen to Jay-Z and Hans Zimmer to get through my run. After the thief found my iPod, Fargo and its reverberations became my soundtrack. People’ll tell you our fair city is a…

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Running, by itself, is a lonesome venture. Requirements: you, your feet and a not-so-shoveled sidewalk that will soak your socks in seconds. While a solo run can be liberating, a group jog is social therapeutic goodness. I started seriously…

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While global warming and my ego are keeping temperatures comfortably mild this December, winter is here. With this nine-month season comes challenges and rewards, especially for those unstable enough to run outside. Sure, North Dakota State students pay for…

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The idea of “competitive running,” to 21-year-old me, is oxymoronic — though this hasn’t always been the case. I remain quietly cutthroat when jogging, which isn’t the best trait to have when you are slow. Let the record show…