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#runstreak Day 40: It’s Just a Number

Forty days. Today, I’m celebrating the continuation of my longest ever run streak. Advertisements

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#runstreak Day 13: The Streak Begins

Saturday’s run totally sucked. I headed out the door around 1:30 PM, hoping that the weather had warmed up just a little and that the snowplows in the Town of Irondequoit had removed at least some of the 14″ of … Continue reading

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Top of the Heap: The 2017 New York City Marathon (Part Two)

I read, and listened to, a lot of advice in the build up to the big day. Most of it, especially the stuff about not going out too fast, I heeded. I took my own sweet time over the Verrazano … Continue reading

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Top of the Heap: The 2017 New York City Marathon (Part One)

In the end, it was everything I had hoped it would be. It was one of those days when it all went right — one of those days that will stay with me for the rest of my life. From … Continue reading

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Leaving Today: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 15

And just like that, it’s taper week. A mere seven days remain until I join the throngs pounding the pavements of New York. Maranoia┬áis setting in. For me, this year, that means two things: endlessly picking apart my training to … Continue reading

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Spreading the News: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 13

The Four Stages of Marathon Training: Stage 1) I’m really doing this! Stage 2) I suppose I’d better do this. Stage 3) Do I really have to do this? Stage 4) Time to finish this.

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The Very Heart of It: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 11

There’s one universally acknowledged rule all marathon runners adhere to: never do anything new or different on race day. During training, though, it’s good to experiment and learn from your trials and errors, especially when those experiments are conducted during … Continue reading

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