The Big Gamble

Stepping outside my hotel on race morning, there were few expectations going through my mind. More than anything, I wanted to run my best, and maybe just surprise myself. And like each marathon preceding Surf City, I went through my pre-race routine: up early for a warm shower, a couple of bananas and bagel, coffee…
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Surf’s Up

If you’ve ever thought about running a winter full or half marathon, and wanted to find one with a great course and terrific atmosphere, then you’ll want to put the Surf City USA marathon in Huntington Beach, California, at the top of your list. Sometime soon, I’ll go into more details, and write some about…
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One Week Out

With the Surf City USA marathon now one week from today, there are a lot of different thoughts swirling through my mind. For one, marathon training in November and December went pretty well. In fact, my fast/hard workouts this training cycle were cumulatively the best I’ve had. The long runs didn’t go as well. Lots…
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