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2016 New Jersey Marathon Recap

If you’ve read Running: A Love Story, you know how much the 2013 New Jersey Marathon meant to me. You can refresh yourself here – though if you still plan on reading the book, you may want to hold off on reading this until then. It’s not exactly a spoiler – since hello I wrote about… Read more…

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Week 17: Revisions

5 miles including three one-mile repeats, 50:59 On Saturday morning, I sat on a bench in Boston Common, called my mom, and started sobbing. “I don’t want to do this anymore,” I said through huffed out breaths. “I can’t. I can’t do this.” She asked what I was referring to, and I couldn’t pinpoint just one thing… Read more…

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Week 15: Is it all too much?

1.5 miles, 15:49 I knew this day would come. Or: I hoped it wouldn’t, but I figured it would. Trying to keep up with the heaviest part of the marathon training at the same time I’d be doing events and travel for Running: A Love Story (and also, you know, keeping up with my regular job)… Read more…

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Week 13: Drive 55

16 miles, 2:39:17 When I mapped out my training for the 2016 New Jersey Marathon, this week stood out. Not only did it call for 56 miles of running, but this week also overlapped with the launch of Running: A Love Story. I didn’t laugh so much when I saw that as I cackled. That would be… Read more…

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Week 11: Big miles, big book

8 miles, 1:26:42 If all goes well tomorrow and I get in all 16 miles on my schedule, I’ll be crossing the mag 50 mile a week marker for a total of 54. For someone who runs as slow as I do, that’s a lot. That’ll come to many many hours of running (Daily Mile… Read more…

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Week 9: Here comes the build up

Six miles, 1:00:18 So: this week I’m scheduled to do 47 miles. I’m at 28. I have 20 to run this weekend, split between two days. Ow. (And yes I know that adds up to 48 – I had some mileage added on because I ran to and from where I did speedwork). How am… Read more…

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Week 4: Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

  5 miles, 53:12 I saw somewhere today that the real feel temperature this morning was three degrees. I ran at 6:30 a.m., so I’m going to have to go with — or colder. It’s the first time that I’ve ever worn my balaclava and couldn’t pull the mouthpiece down at some point during the run from warming… Read more…

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Week 3: What is high mileage?

Four miles, 40:33 I’ve spent much of this week interviewing people who are going to be running in the Olympic Marathon Trials. I always ask about how many miles they run at their peak training. Most answer in the 100 to 110 range. For this training cycle, I’ll peak at 57 miles, which makes me sound… Read more…

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Week 1, the Kick Off: To the Little Free Library and Back

3 miles, 31:25 Big day today: first run of marathon training. I donned my tuxedo running shirt and did an easy run to Collingswood’s Little Free Library and back. I found it a few weeks ago while walking to the vet to pick up my dog’s medicine. I took a book then and was past due in returning the favor. Running… Read more…

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A new book, and a marathon, for 2016

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on? It is? Well good. Hello! Fancy meeting you here. I know it’s been a while, but 2015 was quite a year for me. As my previous posts suggest, I wrote a book. I meant to blog more then, but I got sucked into the vortex of, well, writing the book. At… Read more…

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