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38th Marine Corps Marathon!


It has been over a week and I think its time for my first post regarding the Marine Corps Marathon. I am pleased to say that I made it across the finish line!  I beat the bridge! While my time

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Today looks like a nice day to run The 38th Marine Corps Marathon.


So, by the time this auto-posts,  I should be at the starting line of the Marine Corps Marathon. Or somewhere around it at any rate. I am writing this the night before, as I prepare to toss and turn in

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Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run Race Report


So my son ran the Healthy Kids fun run!  I asked him if he would like a blog post about this – he said yes, but couldn’t remember much about it.  My wife suggested it be done as an interview!

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The taper takes an eternity…


I haven’t posted much, as I simply don’t have much to say! In four days, I will be running.  I have looked forward to that day for three years, and have been training since April of this year. The taper

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The Marathon that almost wasn’t, with a community that definitely was.


On the 15th of October, the Marine Corps Marathon released the following: Dear Runners, Since the government shutdown occurred, the Marine Corps Marathon continues its coordination with hopes of a conclusion in time to host the event without impact. Without

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50 Mile Week


This last week, I had moved my 20 mile run to Monday, as the weekend had involved an out-of-town amusement park trip.  This put me in an interesting position, as I had 20 miles on the very first day.  With

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Thoughts, 2 weeks before Marine Corps Marathon Weekend


The weather has been in the high 50’s and raining here this week, so I have pounded out my two runs thus  far – on the treadmill.   My son joined me for half of Wednesdays run, but my 8 last night

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Life after the Marine Corps Marathon


Now, I realize we are still 17 Days and 22 hours away from the Marine Corps Marathon.  I am not delusional and thinking I have already finished it! I Swear!!!!! On my twenty-mile run, I had a wee bit of

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Welcome to Taper-Town! Marine Corps Marathon is only 19 days away!


That’s right! The Long-Run-Train has been put into storage for a few weeks, as we have entered the taper-period! I was supposed to do 20 miles over the weekend, but with a trip to Hershey Park – it didn’t happen. 

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Dreaded runs can be the most fun.


So, I had an interesting one.  This week I had a 5 miler on Tuesday and Thursday, and a 10 miler scheduled on Weds.   I have to admit to you I have dreaded each run this week.  My legs are

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