Category Archives: Training

2014 Running Diary #3: Breaking New Ground

After maxing out my mileage in the lower 30s several times over the past year in my various attempts to get myself back in shape, I finally managed to crack 35 miles this week. Furthermore, I did a 5K road … Continue reading

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2014 Running Diary #1: Back from Oblivion

Long story short: injuries, laziness and an ability to adjust to my first full-time job derailed my running for a full year. Hard to believe it’s been an entire year since my last update here. After the St. Luke’s Half … Continue reading

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2013 Running Diary #11: Bipolar Weather

It figures that after the last entry in my 2013 running diary, in which I happily proclaimed that spring had sprung, that Scranton would see to it to seriously throw that proclamation into question. Not by the temperatures going back … Continue reading

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2013 Running Diary #10: Spring Has Sprung

Scranton always seems to have fairly bipolar weather, especially as one season becomes another. Last week was a perfect example of this. Tuesday and Wednesday were cold, barely reaching the upper 30s, and windy to boot. Then by Friday, it … Continue reading

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2013 Running Diary #9: Blogging Pays Off

Despite a freakish winter storm on Monday, this ended up being a solid week. I’m still very much in the beginning of my training, so my fitness is nowhere near where I’d like, but I think I’m coming along. I … Continue reading

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2013 Running Diary #8: Starting Anew

In light of the most recent flaring up of my groin injury, I elected to take a full two weeks off in order to rest it up. At the end of the two weeks, it didn’t quite feel 100%, but … Continue reading

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2013 Running Diary #7: The Same Old Mistakes

I tend to be a stubborn run, which simultaneously helps me as much it bites me in the ass sometimes. Most runners know the importance and effectiveness of doing track workouts. And, furthermore, you will very rarely run faster times … Continue reading

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