Category Archives: Marathon training

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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Getting Down(ton) on the exercise bike

I hope everyone enjoyed their three-day weekend. As my boss reminded us at least three times last week, it’s the last long weekend until Memorial Day. Now the long, cold winter settles in for a lengthy stay. A lot of … Continue reading

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Weighing thoughts

Last week, I came across this blog post thanks to Amy over at Lavenderparking. I guess I always knew that carrying extra weight slows you down while you are running because, well, it just makes sense. But this particular blog … Continue reading

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Injury free but out of shape

Hello, again! Happy New Year! Hope everyone is doing well and had good holidays. Mine were very nice. I had to work in between all of the festivities after blowing my vacation days for our Thanksgiving trip to Florida, so … Continue reading

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Casual running in the Midwest tropics

So, it seems someone has picked up Chicago and relocated it to the tropics since that’s the kind of weather we are having this summer. Very few days have been under 90 degrees and the ones that are under 90 … Continue reading

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What motivates me? Goals!

For at least four days after running the Sunburst Marathon I was feeling pretty sore. I was able to walk okay, but the thought of running had me wincing in pain. I should have used that opportunity to work my … Continue reading

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