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Yesterday I laid out all of my gear in preparation for Sunday.  It’s calming for me to visually see everything…now I just have to be careful not to trip on an item of clothing and injure myself! Included in this photo is the following: sneakers capris race shirt socks hat and headband (can’t decide which [...]

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Marathon Prep

With the marathon just two days away, my focus right now is on rest, nutrition, and carbo-loading.  The rest portion I have down:  bed by 9:30 – sleep by 10.  The nutrition and carbo-loading are where my mind races.  I’ve successfully completed two 20 milers and one 22 miler in training with my normal diet, [...]

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I RAN 20 MILES!  If you can, use your imagination and picture me screaming that after an amazing and challenging 3 hours and 10 minutes this past Saturday morning.  In fact, that’s pretty much all I said this weekend whenever someone spoke to me.  Some examples: Waiter:  “Can I take your order?” Me:  “Well, I [...]

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Friday morning I reached a new distance in the place where I first started running… Sixteen miles in Central Park   See over by mile 6?  One avenue west of that is where I lived and practically skipped into the park each morning to run.  These are the streets where I ran my first race [...]

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This past Saturday I participated in my very first relay race – the 20in24 Relay Challenge in Philadelphia.  The race raised money for Back on My Feet, an amazing non-profit that “promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.” You can read about [...]

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At 7am tomorrow morning, I’ll be taking off among a sea (pond?) of 800 people at the ODDyssey Half Marathon in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park alongside Leslie and possibly a few other Philly bloggers.  Originally, I was planning on setting a time goal of under 2 hours – and my last training run proved to me [...]

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In about two hours, I’ll be up in Central Park running around the 6 mile loop twice to complete my last long run before the half next Saturday.  While the last long run before a race probably won’t help much with endurance, I mentally need it to know I can get to the finish line.  [...]

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