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Cochran Mill Trail Race

Cochran Mill Trail Race

If you had told me 2 years ago that I would one day voluntarily sign up for a trail race and one that had a water crossing at that, I would’ve laughed my head off. Even though I’ve been running the trails at Kennesaw Mountain, my one annual race was the Red Top Rumble and I’ve been perfectly happy with that. This weekend, things came together – no kid chauffeuring to do, no kid activity for me to be at,…

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Red Top Rumble Race Report

Red Top Rumble Race Report

This past Sunday was Red Top Rumble, my one trail race for the year (as much as I love running trails, I’ve not run as many races on trails – maybe the reason is outlined here). In the 11.5 miles of mostly solitude, I had time to reflect on the race and stuff and and learnt somethings about myself. Always show up, even if you don’t want to I woke up at 5:45am to downpour and radar showing no letting up until…

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Marine Corps Marathon 2017 Weekend

Marine Corps Marathon 2017 Weekend

As I boarded the flight to Washington DC, I was excited for a new race but also a bit sad that I was traveling all alone without anyone to share it with. I was going to meet Ingo and Katie (who I’d met while training for Augusta 70.3) at some point during the weekend, but plans were still up in the air. It was the best surprise when they called and offered to pick me up to go to the…

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Marine Corps Marathon Race Report 2017

Marine Corps Marathon Race Report 2017

Going into race day, I was confident. I had had a great training cycle, I had stayed healthy and all my pace numbers indicated that I would make my goal. I was nervous of course, but also confident.  Hanging out with Ingo and Katie the day before had me relaxed perfectly to take on race day. Lining up in the corrals, I was ready for victory. Even though anything can happen over 26.2 miles, in my mind there could be…

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Craft Classic Half Marathon – Race Report

Craft Classic Half Marathon – Race Report

On the quest for a half marathon before Marine Corps, I was going to “race” the Craft Classic Half Marathon to evaluate where I was in my training for Marine Corps Marathon.  While I wasn’t feeling too good the day before the race with a lost voice and some chest congestion (my usual race jinx), I woke up the morning of the race with nothing worse than just being crazy sleepy. And with the weather being the best it could…

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Why Revel Rockies is one of my favorite half marathons

Why Revel Rockies is one of my favorite half marathons

Last weekend, I ran the Revel Rockies Half Marathon in Colorado. It was picked by our 50 state runners as a pretty downhill course. And realizing that it was just 30-40min from Boulder, I jumped on it as a race + a visit to my sister. The weeks leading to the race were crazy with last weeks of school and work and everything else in between. I couldn’t prepare my long runs as well as I’d hoped to but I…

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