A Good Shakeout

Marathon week is always full of potential pitfalls. It helps to eliminate all of the distractions, even if it means putting life on hold for a few days. Managing emotions, stress and energy levels can make or break months of training. Several dozen runners┬ámet for a regular Tuesday night group run. My plan was to…
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Just One Run

It’s easy to put too much pressure on ourselves as runners. After all, we get up early to grind out miles, subject ourselves to not-so-please weather, push the pace and effort in special workouts to tune up for events that can take hours to complete. And then, when race day comes, put so much meaning…
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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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