Monthly Archives: August 2011

My 20-miler Is In The Can

Yesterday was the big day. I was scheduled to run 20 miles. It would be my last LONG run before beginning a three-week mileage taper. I’d sort of been dreading this run. Even though I ran 19 miles two weeks … Continue reading

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What Darkness Showed Me

This morning I began my 3.5-mile run before daylight. The first mile of my route is a tree-lined path. The time of day plus the denseness created by the trees made it impossible to see the reading on my Garmin … Continue reading

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Thanks, Air Force Mom.

These days every training session means I’m running on tired legs. I’m told that’s normal during this phase of marathon training. Yesterday morning I was scheduled to run five miles. My legs were fatigued and I felt really, really sleepy. … Continue reading

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19 Miles And An Attitude Adjustment

I now know what it feels like to run 19 miles. The final miles hurt. Yesterday I met coach Lynn at an incredibly early hour for a Saturday. She would accompany me on foot for the first half or so … Continue reading

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My First 18-miler

Hell. That pretty much sums up my first 18-mile training run. I met coach Lynn at 5:15 last Sunday morning. She would accompany me on foot for the first nine miles and would ride her bike for the second nine. … Continue reading

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The Past Two Weeks

I’ve been away from my blog for about two weeks. Last week my family and I were in sunny Florida. The condo didn’t have wi fi and I was too cheap to pay for it. The week before that our … Continue reading

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