75-Mile Milestone

I know, I've taken an awfully long hiatus from posting, and I have one over-due race report (Media 5-Mile Race back in June!). I promise to get back to posting regularly over the next few weeks, but first, I have to report that I've shattered my previous weekly mileage with over 75 miles (76.1 to …

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Faster Runs

This tortoise appears to be getting a hare faster! My pace is picking up. My splits are improving. I'm not sure what has gotten after me, but my training runs are getting speedier. This week I've been tapering for the Vermont City Marathon. I haven't really been trying to run faster, but all four runs …

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Now I’ll Taper

Another heavy rainstorm, and the banks of the Perkiomen Creek spilled over. The top photo was taken this morning on my training run showing water in che channel next to the Perkiomen Trail that is usually dry or damp. The second photo shows a crayfish that was washed onto the trail itself through the night …

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Last Long Run Before Vermont

The rain held off this morning, but I was definitely drenched in sweat by the time I finished my 21 mile run down Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon, then down the Schuylkill River Trail past St. Joe's Boathouse to the Dad Vail Regatta finish line and back. Fortunately, I got in several extra miles early with my …

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High Mileage; High Water

I've been piling up the mileage lately -- 124 miles in the last 3 weeks including long runs of 18, 21, and 16 miles. I'll probably do another 18-20 mile long run next weekend before tapering for the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, VT, on May 25. I'm also including one or two runs with …

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Spring in My Step

What a week! It started with a visit to my podiatrist for the results of my MRI that I wrote about earlier, but my Monday 5-mile training run was a bit of a struggle. My legs felt heavy -- probably the combination of so many hours on the road traveling to and from the Marine Corps …

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Foot Diagnosis

Monday I saw my podiatrist and received the diagnostic results of the MRI of my left foot: Acute on chronic plantar fasciitis with interstitial tearing and edema in the plantar calcaneal spur. Moderate tendinosis of the Achilles tendon in the watershed zone with grade 1 strain of the distal soles musculature at the myotendinous junction. …

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