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The 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon

 

This would be my fifth consecutive running of the Pittsburgh Marathon and it would be a memorable race for many reasons.  Just a few weeks prior to race day I was contacted by Luna Sandals.  I had won entry to the Born to Run ultramarathons in May. I would be

Running Less to Achieve More

I’ve seen the articles. You know the ones I mean. The ones that promise the moon and stars for less effort.

Run less and PR!  Run Short, Get Fast!  Couch Surf Your Way to 50k!   Ok maybe not that last one. As a high mileage runner I always wondered if their were merits to the idea, but

Take the Stairs Fatass! 50k

A 50k is a race of 50 kilometers which is 31.07 miles which is 54,681 yards which is 164,042 feet which is 1.969e+6 inches. A fatass is a race…sort of.  It is essentially a run where a bunch of folks agree to follow a route (see! kinda like a race), but

If You Don’t Mind It Doesn’t Matter

Training for a race requires commitment and dedication. You spent weeks, months, even a year training for that goal race. You got up early and ran your miles or came home after a hard day of work and got out there. You went out in the freezing cold and the

Adapting to Win

Last month I talked about my training, or lack thereof. This month is about getting back on track and changing my approach to accommodate a more demanding work and life schedule. Typically my training for the Pittsburgh Marathon and the ultras following has been based on bulk miles and it

Training for 2018

The start of the year hasn’t been the great start to training I was hoping for. Here I present a short chronicle of how NOT to start the first month of marathon training. I ran a whopping 5 times in the month of January!

The Safety Dance

Tis the season! Tis the season for family, great food and drinks, and maybe a little overspending. Tis the season for hard work and indulgence alike and tis the season of short, short days and long, cold nights.  That means one thing for this blog. It is time for the

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