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Monthly Archives: September 2011
To fight my anxiety on the eve of the 2011 Fox Valley Marathon (only my second marathon ever), Becky and I rented the movie Limitless. Was hoping the title would pay off in some symbolic way. Not the world’s greatest … Continue reading
It may have rained for the entire race, but it was awesome. Finally achieved the goal I set for myself about a year ago: running a sub 4-hour marathon. It took two tries, but it feels incredible. The support from … Continue reading
543 training miles are done. 16 weeks have passed. 26 scoops of load have been downed. 2 pairs of shoes have worn out. 6 gels have been packed. 4 safety pins have been used on my bib #676 (once again, … Continue reading
Last night, I started carb loading. Just like I do before every long run of 14 miles or more. Just like I do before half marathons. Just like I did before my first marathon. A person can only eat so … Continue reading
If you were to tell me that I’m scheduled to run a marathon this Sunday morning, I’d probably look around and then say, “Who? Me?” As I swirl in the middle of taper hell, it feels like 11 years since … Continue reading
As the 2-week taper continues… With Sunday’s 19-miler in the rear-view mirror, my two-week taper to the Fox Valley Marathon on September 18 kicked off. So far this week, I managed to grind out a 5-miler on Tuesday morning (8:42 … Continue reading
The last week has definitely been interesting… It started with an achy 5-miler on Tuesday morning to get the legs moving and recover from last Sunday’s half marathon. Although my right shin was still throbbing on Wednesday, I squeezed in … Continue reading