Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dreaded runs can be the most fun.

So, I had an interesting one.  This week I had a 5 miler on Tuesday and Thursday, and a 10 miler scheduled on Weds.   I have to admit to you I have dreaded each run this week.  My legs are

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18 Miles…. BOOM!

So, my long run for the week was 18 miles – longer than I have ever run before! I have to admit, I was a wee bit nervous about it. I logically knew (or at least was pretty sure) that

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It’s such a weird thing for us to obsess over, yet I suspect we all do at one point or another.  I know some people obsess over it because the number won’t go up, but I think the majority of

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New Record!!!

So, I went out for my five-mile run last night (No, that’s not the new record.)  My feeling awesome about running, because I rested – continues!  I let my legs pick the pace (still not the Record) and went at

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Sometimes, you just need to rest… And you are better for it!

So, I’ve been quiet lately.  The good news is my running hasn’t been as quiet as my blog postings, but it has been close! Saturday I had a 16 mile run scheduled. I didn’t do it.  My legs have been

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Friday Morning Ketchup… errr.. Catch up.

So here is your Friday Morning Ketchup: Now on to our Friday Morning Catch Up!  This is unfortunately necessary as I haven’t posted about ANY runs this week.  I do assure you that all regularly scheduled runs did occur!  I

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I Remember.

12 years ago, I was working help desk at a small company in Upstate NY.  One of our analysts was on the phone with a customer in NY, and that was how we heard about it. As we continued to work,

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Parks Half Marathon 2013 – Race Report

So, I decided on Saturday, to sign up for the Parks Half Marathon in Rockville MD.  When was the race? The following day.  At least there was very minimal time to get nervous? I have to say I LOVED the

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Speedwork reminds you how fast you can run.

So on the list for last night was a 6 mile run (although I have since checked,and I messed up – it was supposed to be a 7 mile run. OOPS!)  I had done the speed work the night before,

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I Just realized I have been neglecting my speedwork!

Last night was a procrastinating night.  I knew my rest-days were over, and I had a 3 mile run on the books.  That’s it, only a 3 miler.  Well I kept finding reasons to put it off.  I spent some

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