Category Archives: Marathon

Post-race hangover

Howdy, friends. Every time I run a race that I’ve trained hard for, I end up the same way. The first week I’m super excited and can’t wait to do another one. And I also really enjoy the downtime — … Continue reading

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Week in running

Howdy, friends. I’m three weeks out from the race and had an OK week. I ended up with 54 miles, including 17.5 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday. It’s weird to have so many of my miles locked up on … Continue reading

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Weekend: Running, running, cyclocross, pie

Howdy, friends. I’m a month out from this race, and I feel like I’ve been working hard. What I feel like is all I do is run, work, run, work, run, run, laundry, run. I’m enjoying the training — really … Continue reading

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What do you eat in an ultra?

Howdy, friends. So, I mentioned briefly how sick I got after my long run last week. It’s never really happened to me before, so I’m not sure what the deal was. But it got me thinking about how and if … Continue reading

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Late night long run

Howdy, friends. Sometimes, you need to be flexible when it comes to running. For me, that usually means going really early in the morning, and getting home before anyone else in the house is even awake. Or going at lunch. … Continue reading

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Back in training

Howdy, friends. After my lame drop in the Sioux Falls Marathon, which I don’t really regret because it was too hot for me that day, I’m back in training. Yesterday I signed up for a trail 50K. I’ve never done … Continue reading

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Sioux Falls Marathon 2013 — a DNF race report

Howdy, friends. Yesterday I ran the Sioux Falls Marathon. Well, part of it. (Photos from the Argus Leader photogs here.) It was supposed to be my 11th marathon, and the third in 11 months. I felt OK about it — … Continue reading

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I got up at 4 a.m. for this?

Howdy, friends. This past weekend was my last chance to do a 20-miler before the marathon. You know, since I am cramming all my training into two weeks and all. So I got up at 4, and met some friends … Continue reading

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Howdy, friends. I signed up for the Sioux Falls Marathon today. It’s in 17 days. That’s not very far away. Normally when you train for a marathon, you know months in advance what you’re getting ready for. Every early morning … Continue reading

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So about that fall marathon …

Howdy, friends. I mentioned this over the weekend, but here’s a bit more detail. On Saturday, I got up at the ungodly hour of 4:30 a.m. and met Chris and Erica for some rural running. We’ve stuck to our plan … Continue reading

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