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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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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Dust Bowl Bound

In two days I'll be on my way to Dalhart, Texas to begin the Dust Bowl Series -- 5 marathons in 5 states in 5 days. The first leg in Dalhart will be on Wednesday followed by marathons in Guymon, Oklahoma, on Thursday; in Ulysses, Kansas, on Friday; inLamar, Colorado, on Saturday, and in Clayton, New …

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Bucks County Marathon: Frosty Fun

The Bucks County Marathon was the coldest marathon I've run so far, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable race! Not severe cold -- low 30s to start and barely 40 to finish, and it didn't start raining until after I drove away, thank goodness! It was a small field of a little more than 300 finishers -- …

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Low Bridge, Everybody Down

Next Sunday (November 16) I am running the Bucks County Marathon starting in Washington Crossing, PA, then following the Delaware Canal towpath up river 13 miles and back down the same way. The runners' guide includes this information about the course: "The towpath has several camelback bridge underpasses with low clearance. There are 15 bridge underpasses …

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MCM – A Capital Gem

The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon was a great experience for me. I loved the course and the crowd support and the energy of a well-executed large event. I definitely recommend MCM as a destination race if you don't mind big crowds. My results were what I expected though not what I hoped or thought possible …

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