Breaking the Blog Jam

Time to get back to my blog. It's been far too long since I last posted, and a lot has transpired since so this will be a catch-up post. I'll try to be brief. October, 2015 — Appalachian Series Report Here is my flickr album from the series: https://www.flickr.com/gp/dolton/45y15B. This was my second complete Mainly Marathons …

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Appalachia Bound

Heading south! Today I finished my last long training run, and, except for a few short maintenance runs and some last minute travel preparations, we are almost ready to pile into the RV and head for the first two races in Bluefield, WV and VA (it straddles the border). I will be doing all 7 …

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Just Starting Can Be the Hardest Part

You never know how a training run is going to turn out. And the way you feel before you start running is never a good predictor. Often, you can feel lousy before starting your run, then wind up with a fantastic training run. Today was like that. I've been struggling with one injury after another …

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Sweet Relief!

Today was a huge relief for me -- finally, a successful training run after more than a month of injury! Most runners have to contend with a nagging injury from time to time, and sometimes an injury flat out shuts you down. I missed most of my training in August due to a badly inflamed SI joint. …

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Survey Sez…

More than 50 took the survey to crowdsource the sayings on the back of my race shirts. Here are the top results: 45.1% My Cross Training: Running the Other Direction* 39.2% Former Record Holder... Now I Listen to MP3s 37.3% If Found Along the Course Please Return to Finish Line 35.3% If I Can, You Can; …

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Crowdsourcing the Back of My Shirt

  Post edited on 6/11 with new ideas and online survey. Please take the survey to be rewarded with a pun-filled Thank You! I have been wearing my RoadKill Bill branded shirt at races for over a year. In January, 2014, I had four versions made with different sayings on the back to run in the …

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Dust Bowl Series 5-5-5

Five marathons in five different states in five consecutive days? Crazy, right? Perhaps, but I not only survived the Dust Bowl Series, I had an awesome time! Would I do it again? Definitely. In fact, I’m planning to do the Appalachian Series in October — this time seven in seven states in seven days. Bonkers? …

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