GPS … It’s A Love/Hate Kinda Thing

I’m obsessed with data.  A lot of runners are.  In a sport where you’re most often competing against yourself, there’s something about the black and white nature of numerical feedback that can be motivating.  In my opinion, it’s why a lot of “Type A” personalities are drawn to the sport. If I’m running, there’s a…

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Dublin Marathon: The Recap

I gave Megan a hug and watched her walk towards the porta-potty line for a minute before moving forward in the corral. The world felt surreal. Hazy, yet with a distinct sharpness around certain shapes; the early morning sun casting shadows that made everything seem both bright and shadowy at the same time. Thoughts swirling…

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A New Race and Some Training Goals

After every sub-par marathon I’ve run, my response has been largely the same. It took me a while to realize this, as I have a tendency to get stuck in the subtleties, the emotion, the here and now. My immediate feelings about each marathon I’ve run over the past 3 years have been very different…

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Walt Disney World Half Marathon Recap – 1:39:39

Initially I had intended for this to be a goal race but as is typically the case for me, life had other plans.  After two months of nursing a knee injury, only to then be walloped with a cold-turned-bronchitis, I was left with total uncertainty as to how this race would go. The one confidence…

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9 Tips for Running in the Winter

I see a lot of posts like pop up around this time of year. The problem is they’re usually written by some bozo in SoCal who thinks 45 degrees is essentially unlivable. (No offense to anyone in SoCal … my anger in this particular situation stems from some hardcore jealousy.) I have trained through two…

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Empire State Half Marathon Recap

After two weeks of taper, a disappointing marathon, two weeks of essentially no running, and then 3 weeks of around 30mpw, I was feeling … out of shape.  I’ve gained a little bit of weight, I haven’t really felt sharp or speedy or fresh, everything has been a little blah.  It’s not a great way…

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