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Prague Marathon Training, Week 13

This week, we crossed a BIG milestone – there is less than a month to go until the Prague Marathon! Eek! I’m trying to be as careful with my back as possible while still getting in some quality runs and workouts when I can. Every single day is played by ear at this point. WhileRead more

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It’s Not Always Mind Over Matter

This might end up being one of those stream-of-consciousness posts that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but try to stay with me, ok? I’ve been thinking a lot about phrases like the following for the past few weeks: “Our bodies can do so much more than we think they can” “There’s no limitRead more

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Greer Earth Day 10-Miler Race Report

After crippling back pain on Thursday had me laid up on the couch, all plans for my planned 18 miles went out the window. Although I woke up on Friday feeling better, my coach decided it would be best to play it safe for Saturday. Instead of doing an 18-mile long run with the GreerRead more

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Prague Marathon Training, Week 12

After last week’s cutback week, Week 12 saw a hypothetical return to four days of running and a long run. As you’ll see below, things didn’t exactly go as planned. Monday, 3/27/17, 7 miles: My coach instructed me to run 7 miles and 5 miles on Monday/Tuesday and gave me the option of switching themRead more

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T-Rex Rantz, Volume 10

Annnnd we’re back with another edition of T-Rex rantz! If you’ve missed my days of complaining about inane and irrelevant things, today is your lucky day. I’m not sure if I am just getting more patient in my old age or if I’m just increasingly aware of how petty these complaints are, but either wayRead more

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“Well, sh*t.” – Spartanburg Half Marathon Race Report

I can’t say the Spartanburg Half Marathon was a race I was particularly looking forward to. I knew I’d be running it by myself, it’s not that close to my house (about a 45 minute drive) and I knew the course was extremely hilly. Still, with this being a cut back week, I liked thatRead more