Adding Iron

This past winter, in my goal to reclaim some of my days as a powerlifter and become a stronger overall runner, I started lifting weights again. Not too long into the training program, it soon became clear that it would be difficult to add a weight-lifting program and find time to train for a marathon.…
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The Freedom To Run

"Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right." – Henry Ford The thought of staying in bed yesterday morning, and putting off my run to the evening, sounded like a pretty appealing plan. In each of the previous two days, I mustered enough motivation to take a short run, but quickly…
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The Good And Bad Of The Splits

"People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going." – Earl Nightingale With 3 marathons behind me, I’m using an Excel spreadsheet to plug in the mile splits for each. My hope is that I’ll notice some trends and the analysis will help me perform better in future races and identify weaknesses to address…
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Gaining Ground

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." – Abraham Lincoln Last night, for the first time since Saturday’s marathon, I did a short trial run to test out my foot. All appears to be good as I was able to run pain free. Waiting for the…
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