Monthly Archives: July 2012

Steamtown Marathon Diary: Another 20 Miler Down

It took me nearly a full month, but I finally got my mileage and workouts back to where I wanted them. Unfortunately, after getting back up 70 miles this week, I’m getting my wisdom teeth extracted on Tuesday, so needless … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Back on Track

After nearly a full month of all sorts of things going wrong, I finally managed to get in a solid week of training. I ended up 55 miles this week and a 15 mile long run. The long run was … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Baby Steps

Last week ended up being yet another down week in a summer that seems to be chock full of them. Total mileage only came out to about 36 miles, which less than half of where I wanted to be at … Continue reading

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Places to Run in Scranton: Dunmore Track

Scranton and its surrounding areas have plenty of tracks at the various high schools. However, Dunmore track is the only one that’s fully open to the public. I have to thank the administration for the school for allowing walkers, joggers … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Catastrophe

Deciding the proper course to take when an injury rears its ugly head is never an easy decision. Especially when it’s a nagging, easy to reaggravate problem like a groin injury. As you could probably figure out by now, my … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Memorial Fourth of July Race

Early yesterday morning, my father and I took the short drive down to Wilkes-Barre for the 29 annualĀ Bernie’s Memorial Fourth of July Race. It’s one of the most popular races in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, with a turnout well into the … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Recovery

After the unexpectedly serious effect the first twenty miles of the Steamtown Marathon had on my legs, this week’s mileage ended up coming way down. All the downhills wrought havoc on my quads, making it extremely difficult to so much … Continue reading

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