Category Archives: Personal observations

Thanks for the Reminder Women’s Running!

Ah…so true….

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Thanksgiving Running: When time doesn’t count, but time means everything

The winter marathon has been run. Daylight savings time has arrived to make it more difficult to get out for that evening run. And the holidays are upon us. November is a tough time for me to take running seriously. … Continue reading

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Running up and down hills in 98 degrees

“Training is easy or effective; it can’t be both.” I apparently failed to save the author of this quotation, but I think it sums up last night for me. How easy it would have been to either skip or skimp … Continue reading

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Lose the “can’t” and try the “maybe”

Most people never get there. They’re afraid or unwilling to demand enough of themselves and take the easy road, the path of least resistance. But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of a life worth … Continue reading

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Cross training, the battlefield style!

Nothing like a couple of hours on a bicycle to remind me how much I love the outdoors. Especially when I’m out Yorktown, following the footsteps of Washington (ok, and the French, without whom we would have been cooked). Amazing … Continue reading

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Trust Your Training

So the Richmond Marathon is in the books.  It’s a beautiful course with the spectators to justify the “America’s friendliest marathon” moniker, great support, and – perhaps most importantly to some – a downhill finish. I started the race feeling … Continue reading

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Start with a Single Step

Working through the mental blocks as the marathon date approaches1 Continue reading

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