Monthly Archives: June 2012

Places to Run in Scranton: Weston Field

Not far past Scranton High School on Providence Road in the North Scranton section of the city sits Weston Field, a fairly expansive complex that offers a number of options and activities for Scrantonians. Scranton’s official website has an information … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Getting to Know the Course

This week presented a number of challenges and hardships, but all in all I’d rate it a major success. First off, the mercury climbed into the mid 90s on Wednesday and Thursday, getting close to the point where running becomes … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Plan

The process of finding the best marathon training plan or schedule is a subject I’ve touched on a bit, but it’s an important issue and one that deserves a blog entry all its own. Admittedly, this particular blog is just … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Cutback Week

After a few weeks of steadily increasing my mileage until I hit 70 a week, I noticed I was starting to feel a bit sluggish. Good timing, because I was planning on doing a cutback week anyway. Cutback weeks are … Continue reading

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Places to Run in Scranton: Cemeteries in Dunmore

Though cemeteries might conjure up a variety of emotions, they can often prove great places to run. It’s fairly easy to make some sizable loops from the roads found in some of the larger cemeteries. Plus, it gets you off … Continue reading

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Places to Run in Scranton: Mellow and Condella Parks

Mellow and Condella Park are two adjoined, but distinct parks located in Peckville, about a fifteen or twenty minute drive from downtown Scranton. Mellow Park houses multiple fields, great for football, ultimate, soccer and it has a few tennis courts … Continue reading

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Places to Run in Scranton: Nay Aug Park

Nay Aug Park, one of the largest and most popular parks in Scranton, enjoys frequent visitation from residents of the city, many of whom enjoy walking, biking and running through the park. A number of roads and trails weave through … Continue reading

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