But…what if I didn’t?

Whether I would openly admit it or not, early this summer I had been running under an assumption: that I would close out 2017 with another marathon. I had started looking around – against my better judgment, and before I was really ready – checking the date of Richmond, ogling St. Jude’s in December (a […]

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Race Report: Pittsburgh Great Race 2015

Last year at the Great Race, running on an injured knee 8 days post-marathon (I know, I’m dumb), I remember running along the brutal and exposed Boulevard of the Allies and feeling myself tear up as I looked at that view: when would I get to see it this way again? Well, turns out, my […]

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Need for Speed, and Becoming a Georgia Runner

These two things are both at odds with each other, and work in a lovely kind of harmony…but only in the long game. Let me explain. A lot of things happened and have been happening with this move. My whole life and routine and support system and running partner network was uprooted. I started a […]

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How (not) to recover from a marathon

Step 1. Take some time off Actual: Take four days off of running, go to Pilates on day three, spin on day four (gingerly), and try to run probably too-many-miles on the return day. All I can say is thank goodness I was meeting Danielle at a coffee shop that’s a quarter mile between our […]

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Air Force Marathon training: weeks 1-5

We’re already five weeks, two tempos, two track workouts, and five long runs (including a cutback) in. Things that are hard: -opening your handheld water bottle for a water fountain refill mid-long run with sweaty fingers -melty summer long runs   Things that are awesome: -Eating ALL the things! -the beauty that is running in […]

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MCM Training Week 12: Lots of miles and the Great Race 10K (race report)

This past week was the second to last hard week of the cycle – the one right before peak week. And I hit my highest weekly mileage, for a training week anyway (I did run 50 in a 7-day period because of my run-crazy trip to Seattle at the beginning of September. Oops?). I was […]

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Staring down the Beast

So training for the Marine Corps Marathon starts on Monday. (and no, we’re still not done writing our training plan. Thank goodness it’s a holiday week?) This will of course be our second full marathon, Philly 2012 being the first, run just-to-finish-standing-upright in 4:17.31. Training went (mostly) great, despite a couple twisted ankles (one for […]

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Race Report: Burgh 10K

Something weird happened today. Something the average mid-packer doesn’t experience very often, if at all (at least, I hadn’t before – and maybe I”m alone in that). In the middle of a 10K, I felt like I was in an actual┬árace. But let’s back up. NF and I had been planning on doing this race […]

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Race Report: Man-Up 10K (plus future racing plans!)

I went into this race with two goals: run it, proudly, for my Granddad – whose life was taken in September 2009 by two cancers, including prostate (this race benefited prostate cancer research) – and try to have fun. I wasn’t expecting miracles. Hell, I was expecting to be all that fast. So why is […]

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Race Report: Terrifying 10K

This year, I did my very first, costumed, Halloween run. And MAN was it fun. I’m sad it took me so long to do something like that. NB and I had long been giddy over the idea of dressing as Sam Flynn and Quorra from TRON Legacy. I managed to find an awesome Asics tank […]

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