Category Archives: Half marathon training

Magic Oats

When I trained for my first marathon ten years ago, it took a lot of trial and error to figure out my pre-run nutritional needs and sensitivities. I started out eating normally before runs. It took only one or two … Continue reading

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A great race deserves a great day of celebration

Me and fellow TRAAG founding member Lisa have been trying to get in as many Badwater of the Midwest runs in as possible before snow makes it virtually impossible to run safely out there. With both of us self-employed, it’s … Continue reading

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No PR, but a winner

All of the weeks of running and preparation culminated on Sunday when race day finally arrived. We spent the weekend at the Woodchip Campground in nearby Byron Center. It turned out to be a good fall camping weekend and a … Continue reading

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Entering the final strecth

It’s now officially the final stretch of my training for the Oct. 19 half marathon. For a couple of weeks, I scaled back from the recommended mileage in the program I have been following due to the aforementioned neck, back … Continue reading

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Not all runs created equal, part 2

Earlier in the summer, our dog Maya had surgery for her hip dysplasia. She was very sore and got tired incredibly easy. But it was important to her recovery that we walk her and exercise the leg as much as … Continue reading

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Not all runs are created equal

There are runs in which I make it home before my goal distance is reached and then I decide whatever distance I am at is close enough and I stop. Then there are runs in which it doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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Making a comeback

I knew it had been a while since I last updated but didn’t realize it’s been almost a year! So much has happened in that span I’m not sure where to begin. Some (not so) highlights: I lost my job … Continue reading

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Insanely sore

I spent the last week in Arkansas. I didn’t run as much as I would have liked, or should have, but I did get out to my rural track that I wrote about last Saturday a couple of times throughout … Continue reading

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When the accomplishment is simply to finish

Today’s long run was one of those runs in which about 10 minutes in, I decide the accomplishment will be to just finish, not achieve a particular pace. I am down at my family’s place in the Arakansas Ozarks. After … Continue reading

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Gravity likes me. It really likes me.

At least once every training season I have an epic fall. A situation where I am happily running along and the next second I am face-planting in to the asphalt. Saturday was epic fall day. I started my run a … Continue reading

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