Monthly Archives: April 2012

My secret running route

Two weeks until taper time, five weeks to marathon This week it seemed as if my discipline and dedication were being tested. But I’m happy to report I passed the test and got in all of my runs, with the … Continue reading

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Starting is always the hardest part

Yesterday was one of those days that no matter the amount of coffee, I just couldn’t stop yawning. I got on the train to go home after work and was asleep before it even left the station. I woke up … Continue reading

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Crap happens, but usually not like THAT!

I am usually a big fan of the articles posted on active.com and have often referred and/or linked to some back on this blog. This one was unintentionally funny to me. The title says it’s an article about embarrassing mishaps … Continue reading

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Mixing things up and setting new records

Six weeks to go until race day (three weeks to taper time!) This was a pull back week for marathon training, meaning that instead of increasing my long run mileage from the 15 I did the week prior, I pulled … Continue reading

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15-mile running pardee

Marathon: t-minus seven weeks I didn’t have high expectations for my long run last weekend. I was scheduled for a 15-miler, and had missed two of my three short runs during the week. So I had run a total of … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter of running

The Boston Marathon is coming up on Monday and Runner’s World’s coverage of the race has this very interesting article about the history of women runners in the Boston race. I never knew running was once considered solely a man’s … Continue reading

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Traveler in my own town

A few weeks ago I was on a lakefront run and had just passed Navy Pier headed northeast toward the Ohio Street Beach when I noticed a large gated entrance to what looked like a park. I have run by … Continue reading

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