Tag Archives: marathon

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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It’s All About Gratitude

I have to start with an apology for my lapse in posting.  I plead guilty to being overwhelmed with work, holidays, training and life in general.  Unless you are the shiny object of the day – or the person clamouring … 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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Trust, faith and the marathon — today’s the day!

Now it’s time to simply believe in yourself and trust your body to do what it’s been trained to do.  (Facebook posting from the SunTrust Richmond Marathon) It’s finally here-race day in Richmond!  After months of training,lots of loops around … Continue reading

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Richmond Marathon Preview

Thanks to the Richmond Times-Dispatch for publishing this video preview. My nerves can only be calmed by seeing what I’m getting myself into! Richmond Marathon Course Visualization

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Renaissance … Rebirth!

Years ago, my friend Vicki and I had a one of those goofy rituals that unfortunately seem to be luxury of youth.  I’m guessing it came about during AP European history class.  I remember it being used in many situations, … Continue reading

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Running-It’s all in the mind

Is running just a physical thing? What about the mental aspects of running – obstacles or motivators? Continue reading

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