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Lost and battle scarred 18 miler yesterday morning [warning: pictures]

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a spill during a run… ¬†seems like it’s been a year and a half since my last fall, and almost 5 years since one similar in nastiness to this one, and that one … Continue reading

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Do not try this at home.

I was aiming for 16 miles today, and planned to get moving as close to 5:30 as possible. Instead, I intentionally disabled my 5:30 alarm at 5:15 and then woke up just before my 6:30 alarm. I ate one of … Continue reading

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Best run ever

In terms of overall enjoyment, this was probably my best run ever, 5.3 miles in 44:31 minutes. 69’F, sunny, slight breeze, Friday, no big meetings left this week, legs fairly fresh…¬† if every run felt like this, I’d run 100s … Continue reading

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Guess my 20 miler time: I ran 6.29 miles in the first hour + highest mileage week in a year.

This was not a set up for a good long run today: I had a mid-back spasm in the first mile of my 5-miler yesterday morning that was still bothering me this morning. [Managed to fight for a 9’22” pace … Continue reading

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Is it a bad sign to see vultures circling on your run?

Image by TexasEagle via Flickr I saw 5-6 turkey vultures today on my run at mile 5 1/2 [on Broad Run Road]. Before I realized that were swooping down on your garden variety roadkill, the sight of them evoked some … Continue reading

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