Marathon Reprise

The challenge is getting to the starting line. The reward is the race. The celebration is crossing the finish line. Those thoughts struck me while standing at the starting line for 2010 Grandma’s Marathon. Two years earlier, I worried about completing my first 26.2-mile race, and wondered whether I could make it the entire distance,…
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Blow Out The Carbon

An ominous forecast gave little hope for a drama-free 5K. Nonetheless, after work, I zipped home and put on my running clothes, and anything short of lightning was not going to prevent a quick 3.1-mile spin to get some leg turnover before Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday. A nice crowd showed up, and I liked the…
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Getting Into The Groove

Last November, at the New York City Marathon, I finally attained that long-sought-after Boston qualifier. Still, I dipped just below my qualifying time, so I’ll likely need to run faster this spring to punch my ticket to Boston. My sights are set on the Utah Valley Marathon on June 10. ┬áThe website describes the marathon…
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