Monthly Archives: September 2014

Running With the Invisible Hand

Yesterday, my scheduled long run was 12-13 miles.  I’ve been really thinking about the amount of hills on my runs (I don’t like them) and I TRIED to map out a route with a flatter course.  After trying over and … Continue reading

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Taper – What it Means to Me

Well folks, it’s taper time.  Training isn’t over, but it is quickly coming to an end.  Seriously.  Where has the time gone? I’ve run my 20 miler.  It went great.  I finished tired but not completely exhausted.  I was sore … Continue reading

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I Keep On Falling…

It’s long run day. I remembered my plethora of items and to-dos. I even wrote a cheat sheet for my route. The weather was PERFECT for a run. I lost my cheat sheet on the run. Looked down and my … Continue reading

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Trying to Remember if I’ve Forgotten Something

Tomorrow is ‘long run’ day.  18-19 miles of running long.  After this run, I WILL START MY TAPER until the MARATHON!  WHAT???  My run next week is 14-15 miles.  I guess that’s a taper, right?  Man, oh man.  I’m doing … Continue reading

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I’m Done

I had a game plan.  I woke up early and got dressed.  All of my gear was ready to go.  I ate a piece of bread with peanut butter, drank a little water, took some Aleve and then took some … Continue reading

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