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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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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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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