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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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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Ventura Adventure

Another overdue race report! Getting to be a bad habit. I've actually been working on a draft for the past few weeks but just didn't get around to finishing it. At least I haven't yet had a DNF on a race report, and this won't be the first! I really had a great time at the …

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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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