Masters Running

If you were to look at my race results since I rolled into the Masters category (age 40+, as of Aug 2017), you’d probably surmise my best running days were behind me. Well, they are.. but not by as much as you may have assumed. In my marathon spreadsheet, I organize my races by finish time. The burgundy bars are […]

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Marine Corps Marathon 2018: Race Report

After 48 of these things, I think I’m getting the hang of them! The Marine Corps Marathon was great!! It’s been on my bucket list for awhile, and when my friend Andrea from Colorado texted me to say “I got peer pressured into another marathon” I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring and see if I […]

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Wow, number 50 is around the corner!

Next weekend is the Marine Corps Marathon, which will be my 50th Marathon+!  Why the ‘+’? Well, I’ve done two 50Ks and I include them in that count. Two races from now, I may drop the ‘+’ and celebrate again, we’ll see!   Leading up to this one, I’ve gone back and forth on goal-setting, and finally came to the […]

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Boston Marathon 2018 Race Report

Hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since I last ran the Boston marathon. But last year when Meredith mentioned that the race date fell on her 40th birthday, it seemed as good a reason as ever to make the pilgrimmage back to this marathoner’s mecca. I qualified at the Jack and Jill race last July, with a nice […]

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Mesa-Phx Marathon 2018 Race Report

When she turned 60 in 2009, my Mom decided to run her first marathon. She finished in 5:03:39, just slightly slower than her 4:59:59 goal. Although completing a marathon at all is a huge accomplishment, she had her sights on covering the distance at a certain pace. After having to run NYCM alone (I broke my leg when we were […]

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Harmon Lake Trail Marathon Race Report

Small races = friendly faces! This weekend Sara and I flew to North Dakota to meet my parents and run races associated with the Harmon Lake Trail Festival. This small festival is only a few years old and entry fee was CHEAP – we each paid $10 for our half- and marathon race entries because we were among the first […]

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Training for the Jack and Jill

I started using the Pfitzinger plan again for my July marathon (the Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon). I’ve always enjoyed this plan. I’m doing the 12/55, into the third week so far. A few highlights:   Wednesday’s 11 miles recovery: I used my HRM with a max of 150bpm and managed to hold a 9:33 pace. (I’m not sure if […]

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Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2017 Race Report

…..note: I’m writing this on Aug 2nd, over 6 months after the race. I definitely don’t remember the play-by-play, but I regret I never posted anything. Here we go!..   Sara has always wanted to get married in Hawaii, and I like to joke that when she first said “and I assume we’d schedule the wedding around a race”, I […]

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