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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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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Soggy Sunday

Long over-due race report. I started this soon after the B & A Trail Half Marathon but never finished it. Procrastination at its finest! Well, I'm resigned to losing at least one letter grade for lateness...It rained before, during, and after the B & A Trail Half Marathon on March 30. The previous year rain threatened; …

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Dopey Challenge, Part 3 (Half Marathon)

The Half Marathon is a crucial race in the series of four that makes up the WDW Dopey Challenge. The 5K and 10K are relatively easy training run distances, but 13.1 miles is a significant run anytime — even more so when positioned between the shorter races the previous two days and the full marathon …

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Out With a Limp

This has been a truly incredible year for me, but it ended prematurely last Sunday with a limp. I have been struggling with injuries since the end of September, and plantar faciitis seems to have been the root of my problems. I was able to rehab enough to run and complete the Steamtown Marathon in …

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Half Fantatic, All Fun

It's official! I am now a Half Fanatic (#4915) as well as a Marathon Maniac (#7138). I qualified yesterday after finishing my third Rock'n'Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. This was my second half marathon in 9 days having run the Bird in Hand Half Marathon last weekend. The other way to qualify for the one-moon, Neptune …

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