Confidence before the race.

  Sunday morning dawned a nearly perfect day. It was 47 degrees with hardly a cloud in the sky. There was a light wind, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary for Chicago in October. It was perfect marathon weather, and a big change from the last few events I’ve run. The Team in Training folks met in […]

 

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I’m only one week out from the Chicago Marathon. I leave for the race in four days, so, like most obsessed endurance athletes, I started thinking about what I was going to pack. Now, packing for a race is always tricky business. Weather is variable. It’s always good to have backups of things for when the inevitable […]

 

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All good runs with kids include breaks to feed the ducks, geese, and swans.

I made it to the marathon taper, and I’m feeling strong.

 

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Calendar

One month. Today is Friday, September 13. On Sunday, October 13, I’ll toe the line in Chicago for the marathon I’ve focused on all year. There isn’t a ton of time to boost my fitness, but I’ve been stacking hay in the barn all summer. I’ve been killing myself on the track, running marathon-pace long runs, and […]

 

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The Anderson YMCA Midnight Flight. It’s a great race, a great festival, and a great way to kick off the Labor Day Weekend. I’ve run the course several times. It’s a tough out-and-back course that begins at the course’s highest point. The weather turned out to be fairly brutal. It was in the upper 70s (one bank […]

 

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