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For those of you considering a fall marathon – as your first marathon or possibly second or third – training time has arrived! Before you get started, however, here are a few considerations you might want to keep in mind. Know in your heart you want to do it. Marathons are as much a mental...
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We runners are a fanatical bunch, especially the marathon variety. That’s one reason we grow really attached to gadgets and tools that help us survive all those long and sometimes monotonous runs. Today I’m going to share a few of our favorite running things, including myself and others who run as much, or more, than...
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I’m 46 years old, training for my 12th marathon, the 2010 Boston Marathon, to be held on April 19,  following a 16-week training schedule. Since I spend a lot of time nursing my back, hip and foot aches and pains, I’m not sure how many more  of these races I have left in me. But,...
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This week was my “off” week, or so I thought until I looked at my schedule just prior to leaving and saw that I was supposed to run 14 miles. Oops. Well at least I ran 15.5 last week, which was much more than the schedule suggested. Feeling guilty, I made the last minute decision...
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Is that time of year again, for us crazies who like to run ridiculous miles in the middle of a cold and gloomy winter. Marathon training always seems to “start” when the mile 15 run(s) kick in, and I ran my second one today. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to hit the trails by...
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