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Exercising discipline on the boat of temptation

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Exercising discipline on the boat of temptation

January 22nd, 2015 1:16 pm by Tony Casey

For many distance runners, the late winter and early spring months provide a great opportunity to run a marathon. Unfortunately, this is trouble for those who find their vacations in the middle of their marathon training block.

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Running Around: January Beech party, high in the sky

Running Around: January Beech party, high in the sky

January 15th, 2015 6:50 pm by Tony Casey

When the weatherperson announced, "this is going to be the weekend to go skiing," my wife and I dropped the hats, gloves, goggles and ski pants we were loading into our bags to high-five.

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There's no bloody excuse for not donating - VIDEO

January 8th, 2015 9:14 am by Tony Casey

Though I've always understood what Hitchens was talking about when discussing why moral decisions like donating blood are innate in us, I carried on, trying to keep as much of my blood in my body, where it belongs, for as long as possible.

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Doggone it, some dogs just want to go run

December 31st, 2014 2:44 pm by Tony Casey

Jake had a mighty short stride and a small build, but what he lacked in stature he made up for in gumption.

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Adam Barnard: A champion among us

December 18th, 2014 9:13 am by Tony Casey

Daniel Boone's Adam Barnard is the real deal. He's so much the real deal that I wasn't even upset when he showed up to this weekend's Reindeer Run 5K to, without a doubt, block me from what I figured to be a confidence-building victory at a local 5K.

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Epic moments in marathon history

December 11th, 2014 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Beardsley, a dairy farmer, was working one day when he somehow found himself entangled in an auger that was attached to his tractor. Though the auger did its damage, ripping apart Beardsley's body, leaving much of it a mangled mess, he somehow turned the

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Playing catch up and being thankful for the Turkey Trot

December 4th, 2014 8:54 am by Tony Casey

One of these years organizers of the Up and At 'Em Turkey Trot will know what it's like when the weather cooperates with their already stellar race.

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Regional hip hop concerts falling on def ears

November 27th, 2014 1:15 pm by Tony Casey

People in this part of the country will be much more familiar with what's been called "The Big Bang of Country Music" that occurred in the late 1920s in Bristol, Va. than what happened in the Bronx, New York City in the late 1970s, which would have been c

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Runners have ice in their veins and their beards

Runners have ice in their veins and their beards

November 20th, 2014 1:04 pm by Tony Casey

That particular run was a bit - though not extremely - different from others for us. With the windchill, the temperature hit 24 degrees below zero and never improved throughout the hour and 45 minutes it took us to complete our 16-miler.

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Holston Mountain fire tower: A view to a kill

November 13th, 2014 1:04 pm by Tony Casey

The first time I reached the top of Buffalo and Bays Mountain's respective towers, I was as uneasy as I was floored by the 360-degree views that awaited me. Holston Mountain, the third and final of the more local towers, did not offer the same opportunity

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No regrets in leaving recent UT game at halftime

November 6th, 2014 1:21 pm by Tony Casey

On Nov. 1, after trailing the University of South Carolina Gamecocks by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Volunteers raged back to pull off an unlikely road victory in overtime.

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