It doesn’t matter if you are a first timer or if it’s your 25th marathon, as this is for me – you get antsy when race day is only a week away. There is a certain amount of anxiousness in the buildup to the event. It is hard to decipher whether it is confident excitement or second-guessing doubt. You just have to embrace it and go on with your day. It will eat you up if you let it.

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2 weeks from the marathon – Fighting the mental battle

There comes a time in every training program when I either know I’m ready for a race or I know I’m not. Just because I want to run the marathon in three hours and 10 minutes and have been training appropriately to reach that time, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee I will succeed. At two weeks away from race day, I’m comparing pace and time with distance and effort, and trying to judge how strong I have become and if that matches my goal. Call it overanalyzing, but I need to know my limits.

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Remember When We Were Young

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Youth on the Run

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Do you remember what it was like to run as a child?
If you’re like me, your memories of running revolve around the times you were told to in gym class or how you would run for fun the playground, during sessions of Kick The Can, Hide n’ Seek, pickup baseball games or whatever it was that got your […]

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