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Lessons From The Marathon Part 3…The Taper and race night

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      19 comments

-The mental crash - it might happen to you, be prepared if it does. This was an interesting time for me. After I finished my last long run and officially began my taper, something happened. Rather than being driven my some sort of anxiet... Read more

Lessons From The Marathon Part 2..Training, Long Runs, Gels etc..

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      32 comments

Now for the boring stuff on training... -The Long Run(s) I am GRATEFUL for every long run I have ever done. I don’t understand training plans that have only ONE 20 mile run in them. This is why I like the Galloway plan so much, you ar... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons From The Marathon-Part1..Mental Toughness

Saturday, September 24, 2011      108 comments

One of the biggest factors of the marathon was the mental aspect. There are several things that I did in training that really paid off handsomely during the race... 1) Running without music on some of my long runs. - Running without mu... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rochester Marathon blog with pictures....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      130 comments

Here it is by popular demand... lol.... Frankly, my race experience may not have been what it was if it wasnt for the support I got from all of my Sparkfriends. I mean that seriously. I am motivated for sure BUT.... sometimes.... you just gotta ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Last blog for a while....

Sunday, September 11, 2011      62 comments

My first marathon is just around the corner. I am leaving early Tuesday morning for New York. This has been a long road to make it to this point. A part of me feels like I have been through the grinder while the other part of me would not trade... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Marathon Journey.. (video blog)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      84 comments

Here is a short video I cobbled together that seems to best represent my journey so far... I hope you like it. Thank you so much for all of your support and for just being there for me as I get through the pre-race jitters. Your words of en... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This has been so worthwhile.

Monday, August 29, 2011      31 comments

Training for the marathon has been far more to me than simply gutting out my long runs and praying for a swift segue to the finish line. This last year has been one of the most meaningful to me. This has been far more than a physical journey. Th... Read more

Tomorrow, I will be 42.

Saturday, August 27, 2011      33 comments

Tomorrow, I will be 42. I have accomplished alot and the best is yet to come. The Marathon is rapidly approaching....Sept 18th.. As I am writing this, I am finally getting up enough gumption to get out for my run. This is strictly alo... Read more

Thank you Sparkfriends...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      30 comments

I was reflecting last night on how far I have come on my journey to 26.2. I reflected on where my support REALLY comes from. It comes from you folks. With the exception of my immediate family, my life is pretty much devoid of support. Even ... Read more

Long run over... lessons learned

Sunday, August 21, 2011      24 comments

In a word.... punishment. That is how I would describe my last 20 mile run. In my world, there is no such thing as a bad run. there is always something to be gained from a less than pleasant experience. To perform an autopsy is a good idea ... Read more

Last long run before taper...

Thursday, August 18, 2011      27 comments

Well, this is it. Tomorrow is the last long run before taper. It is August 18 and in 4 weeks the gun is going to go off. I am not nervous. At least not about finishing... Read more

Thanks RAYBEEZ! You helped put it all in perspective :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      29 comments

A Sparkfriend made a comment on an old blog from late 2009. It was about my first 10K and what that race meant to me etc...
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fitness milestone for me...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      35 comments

I wanted to get one more longer run in before i started night shift. On tuesday, I loaded up with the gels, water etc and NO mp3 player. I set out with no higher goal in mind than to simply run and have fun doing it. The temps were just right fo... Read more

week 5 ..marathon countdown....

Sunday, August 07, 2011      26 comments

Just a short set of notes here. Im off of 12 hr shifts day shift, in another couple days, i will be swinging over to midnight shift for 7 days with 12 hr weekends. 630pm to 630 am. once i adjust, i will just keep it light duty running if any an... Read more

Just being honest here.....

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      58 comments

Im not going to pull the wool over anyones eyes, I have ALOT of anxiety over my marathon. There is alot riding on it. For example, this race is being run in my hometown. Im originally from the Rochester NY area. I havent seen my family back home... Read more

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