Category Archives: Running for sport and competition

Aspen Valley Marathon

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Under the weather

It has been a tough week.  Coming through the holidays is always tough – the added pounds, missed workouts, early darkness and, of course, it is still cold.  This year was no different. I actually did not miss too many … Continue reading

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Finishing isn’t always the only accomplishment.

“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Mount Everest and the South Pole. Continue reading

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I’m back.

That’s right.  You’re 300 words of weekly fun – hope to have bi-weekly posts – have returned after years of silence .  While writing stalled, I continued running.  My blog began with my journey to conquer the Denver Marathon. I … Continue reading

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Day 82: The Big One.

Today I stood toe-to-toe with my biggest running challenge – 20 miles. I came, I conquered and I am exhausted.  20 miles completed in 3:52:48.  I was very happy with the 11:33 pace.  The chance for a sub 5-hour marathon … Continue reading

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Day 47,48 and 49: Push to exhaustion

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Day 45:

Wednesday’s Agenda:  7-mile run. Today’s Agenda:  4-mile run. My body has recovered after AFC half-marathon…mostly.  There are still some minor aches.  Yesterday I woke up to find most the soreness vanished.  I can walk downstairs without grunting.  My arms can … Continue reading

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Day 42: Race day

Today’s Agenda:  America’s Finest City Half-Marathon. Hello World, The event has come and past.  In all aspects, it was a success.  Finishing in 2:11:28, I set a new PR in the San Diego race. After setting multiple alarms and asking … Continue reading

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Day 40 and 41: Ready to go.

Friday’s Agenda:  Rest. Today’s Agenda:  Rest. Welcome readers, It has been an enjoyable couple days off.  Saw the Pacific Ocean and now in sunny San Diego. Melissa showed me one of her old hangouts, Huntington Beach.  We spent the afternoon … Continue reading

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Day 39: Last run before the AFC Half-marathon.

2 days till the AFC Half-Marathon. Continue reading

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