A marathon-sized decision

The end of the year is fast-approaching, and with it, the one-day, January 1 fire sale the Air Force Marathon always holds. The last two years, NF and I have registered on January 1 to get the lowest price on the half – we figure, we’re GOING to run it, why not just go for […]

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MCM: Anatomy of a DNF

DNF – runner-speak for Did Not Finish. Β It’s a hard pill to swallow, but at one point or another, every runner experiences it, at least once. Ever since my ankle twist on Friday, I knew it was a possibility – it was also possible I would DNS (did not start). But I was walking fine, […]

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Hello, Knoxville!

This past weekend I traveled to Knoxville, TN, to visit NF, who is currently doing some complicated researchy things I don’t totally understand (kidding – mostly) at Oak Ridge . And of COURSE we had to run a local 5K he found for us. πŸ™‚ The Skeeter Run 5K. From what he’s told me, Knoxville […]

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Offseason antics

It’s been three weeks since the marathon – which I can hardly believe. My next big race isn’t until early May, so training doesn’t start until mid- to late-February. And I am blissfully happy about being in the off-season. It’s been a very long year.Β  So what have I been up to? Well, over Thanksgiving, […]

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Race Report: Pittsburgh Half-Marathon 2012

It was the best of time, it was the worst of times; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair… Okay, not really. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a PR day, but I’m still pretty damn pleased with how it all went down, especially after taking some time to evaluate everything. But […]

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Race Report: Just a Short Run (half-marathon)

They always say that for a PR day, there has to be some bit of magic. The stars have to align. The weather is perfect. You’re well-rested, well-fueled. You’re in a strong, positive and relaxed mindset. But sometimes you still have a wall or two to push through, and that can make the personal victory […]

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Race Report: Spring Thaw (10 miler)

The Spring Thaw – a multiloop race in a park near Pittsburgh with 10, 15 and 20 mile options that you could swap up or own on race day (even mid-race!) – marked my second race of 2012, my first “race” of my new training cycle, and my first long run of the training cycle. […]

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