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Month: October 2011

Post Marathon Blues

Post Marathon Blues

Well, not really. Its a different kind of blues.One that is leaving me wondering what I could’ve done better in Chicago, what I can do better. I should be able to do a better than 6hrs 16min finish, right? Right?? As Coach David put it – I have to decide between distance and speed with 2 choices.Do another marathon in Jan to satisfy my longing for the distance and then a March(maybe not) and the Fall target. I can see where my…

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Post Marathon Blues

Post Marathon Blues

Well, not really. Its a different kind of blues.One that is leaving me wondering what I could’ve done better in Chicago, what I can do better. I should be able to do a better than 6hrs 16min finish, right? Right?? So I have 2 choices now –Do another marathon in Jan to satisfy my longing for the distance and then a March(maybe not) and the Fall target. I can see where my training has left me – if Chicago was…

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Pictures from Chicago

Pictures from Chicago

  Cheesy Excited Grin!         HOT! Ugh!   Would have been nice if they hadn’t cut my arm off! Rocking on!   I see the Finish Line!   Yaaaahoooooo !!!!! Oh – This is NOT the actual finish line. I had taken my visor off for the real line! Bling Bling! Muah! All my Love!     Very nice photo, but I find the background too busy.      

Challenge Your Limitations

Challenge Your Limitations

I think I know my limitation in this running gig. Its the concept of speed. However, I don’t know if the limitation is physical or mental. Whatever it is, I intend to challenge and defy it. Georgia Half Marathon at the end of March was my last recorded half marathon with a 2:49 finish. I want to get to a sub 2:30 (11:15 pace). I don’t know when I will get there, but I want to. First, I am going start…

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A Matter of Faith

A Matter of Faith

In the weeks leading up to the marathon, along with yoga, I turned to the Gita and other Hindu works to calm my nerves. I had downloaded the text apps onto my iPhone. Then comes this tough time I’m having at Miles 8-12 in the Marathon when I’m partially struggling with the heat. I was posting on Facebook and getting tons of encouragement. One of those times, I fumbled with launching the Facebook app and instead launched one of my…

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