Perkiomen Trail

Our first stop after emptying our house prior to settlement and moving into our RV full-time was the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival near Schwenksville, PA, which gave me another opportunity to run the upper sections of the Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County (southeastern Pennsylvania). Farm field camping at the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival I have …

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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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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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Catching Up — Ready for Dust Bowl Series

It certainly has been awhile since I last posted (other than my better-late-than-never year-end/new-year review). My winter long break from blogging was not intentional. But I didn't stop running. In spite of pretty challenging winter weather for training, I have been putting in a lot of miles to prepare for my up-coming 5-day, 5-state, 5-marathon …

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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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Taper Tempo

I see a pattern emerging. As I taper after peak marathon training, I speed up in my shorter runs. It's not intentional since I usually start my short runs at a comfortable pace and don't check my Garmin for pace until I've run a mile or so. But I definitely speed up as I shorten …

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