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Final Training Week Before The Groundhog Marathon

It was kind of strange to not have ran since last Thursday, and I always fear any sort of break is going to set my training back. Once I hit the pavement I was moving just as if I hadn’t taken a break. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRGus Right now the people of Sierra Leone are […]

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Wrapping Up The Final Week Of Long Runs

This week starts the taper before the marathon. Didn’t have time to grab my own photo since nature was calling. Hopefully that’s not going to be a problem again for my morning runs. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRGuss

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11 Frosty Beard Miles

Today marks the last of my longer training runs as the taper begins before marathon day. The temp this morning was in the high teens which resulted in a pretty frosty beard. I ended up pushing things a little harder than the training plan called for, but I was trying to make it back home […]

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Completing An Easy Monday Recovery Run

Got out and tackled a 5+ mile run. I was happy to see the sidewalk plows had been out which made for nicer running conditions compared to Saturday. It was a good run just focusing on getting the miles in and not so much what my pace was. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRGus Give to clean […]

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DNF 14 Miles, Winter Won Today

Some days you have a hard run, then there are some days where your it’s just brutal. Today the deep coat of fresh snow got the better of me. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRGus I was even doing my best just stick with my training plan running pace of 11:01/mi, but that wasn’t enough to get […]

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Hitting The Training Run Hard

Today was a short assessment training run, basically 12 minutes of giving it all you’ve got. It’s preceded by, and follows, a 5 minute warmup & cool down run respectively. I did an out-and-back while giving myself some distance for a final cool down walk to home. We’ll see what this means for my final […]