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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My Dad – one of my biggest fans (Race Report: Man-Up 10K)

I was never an athlete in high school or college. Okay, okay, I know my sweet fiance is going to have a problem with that statement. I was never a¬†competitive¬†athlete in high school or college (or earlier). I swam on the neighborhood swim team when I was little. I’ve been a downhill skier since I […]

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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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