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2015 Running Diary #3: Making Headway

Well, another long pause of several months between posts here at Steamtown Runner. Seems to be the norm anymore. That said, I actually had a really good summer. I was the most dedicated and consistent I’ve been in years. I … 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 #13: St. Luke’s Half Marathon

I’d been planning on running the St. Luke’s Half Marathon for months now, but races still have a funny way of sneaking up on you. Especially when you aggravate a nagging injury a mere two months before the big day. … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: The Big Day

Eating healthy. Going to bed early. Waking up before sunrise. Getting my mind focused. Preparing for potentially adverse weather conditions. Reminding myself that I was ready, that I’d done all the work. All of that and, still, I could not … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: Preparing the Mind

After months of training, piling on hundreds of miles, enduring dozens of workouts, tearing through running shoes in no time, it all comes down this. From a physical standpoint, I’ve done nearly everything I can for the marathon. What I … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: The Home Stretch

I said in my last entry that I’m not a big fan of tapers, particularly ones that begin well before race day. Well, as it turned out, my body and the weather didn’t agree with me. I came down with … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon Diary: One Last 20 Miler

I’m not a huge fan of big tapers, and even when training for a marathon, I find it a bit odd to start tapering a whole three weeks before the race, which seems to be the common wisdom. I’ve been … Continue reading

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