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What Does it Take to Race Well: Part III – A Race Plan

Race Planning

Introduction Racing well is a goal that many of us have. Whether you want to place in your age group or finally hit that PR in your favorite, local, half marathon, racing well is one of the things that many of us are working towards. Previously I talked about training and race day logistics. Today …

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What Does it Take to Race Well: Part II – Race Day Logistics

Racing well is a goal that many of us have. Whether you want to place in your age group or finally hit that PR in your favorite, local, half marathon, racing well is one of the things that many of us are working towards. Previously I talked about training and today I will discuss race …

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What Does it Take to Race Well: Part I – Training

Racing well is a goal that many of us have. Whether you want to place in your age group or finally hit that PR in your favorite, local half marathon, racing well is one of the things that many of us are working towards. Today and in the next few posts,  I’m going to talk …

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The Marathon Difference

It’s been a while. I have to say that the experience I had on my last marathon has affected me more than I realized. As I reflect on this and prepare to do CIM this December I have some thoughts that may be useful to some of you. Essentially the marathon is a different creature …

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Surfacing: Not deep enough

Book Review: Surfacing by Siri Lindley and Julia Julia Beeson Polloreno I really wanted to love this book (I pre-ordered it back in August). I’m a huge fan of Siri Lindley, both her accomplishments as an athlete and as a coach are crazy impressive. She came back from not making the Olympic triathlon team to dominate …

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The Rules

There aren’t a lot of rules to running. For the most part you just get out there and do it. All you need is a desire and maybe a good pair of shoes an you’re all set. With that, there’s a few things that I have learned (and re-learned) over the years that I thought …

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Review: How Bad Do You Want It

How Bad Do You Want It

In How Bad do You Want It, Matt Fitzgerald does a remarkable job at telling the stories of several endurance athletes and communicating the mental coping skills that can potentially take you to the next level. If this book was all stories it would still be worth the read. Fitzgerald really does that good of …

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Run your Race

Most of us don’t pay our bills by running. It’s important to us but my kids still get to eat if I don’t race well. Unless you’re running with the likes of Mo Farah or Molly Huddle or Shalayne Flanagan, you’re running against yourself, the person that you look in the mirror every day. That’s …

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Murphy’s Marathon

Cool 3D medal from the Santa Rosa Marathon

This past weekend I ran the Santa Rosa Marathon. This was Murphy’s Marathon for me. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong on the this race day. It started out with me waking up late because I did not hear my alarm. I’m in the habit of setting my alarm on silent so …

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