Category Archives: goals

2013 recap; 2014 preview

It’s time once again to both take a look back and attempt to peer forward at the year to come. Overall, 2013 was an excellent year for my running. But there were a few major low points as well, to … Continue reading

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ICY-8 8-hour trail run

When I first heard about the ICY-8 trail race, my palms got sweaty and time seemed to slow to a crawl for the couple hours it took to make sure my schedule would allow me to participate. With a new … Continue reading

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[180] The Maryland Challenge

The Maryland Challenge: Covering every foot of the Appalachian Trail through the state of Maryland – 41 miles from Pen-Mar, Pennsylvania, to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia – in a single day. For years the Maryland Challenge held a place of reverence for … Continue reading

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[176] Marathon mysteries

It’s been more than three weeks since I ran the Shamrock Marathon, and I wanted to revisit the experience one last time before moving on for good (although running another race two weeks afterward was a good way to start the process). … Continue reading

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[172] Monument Ave. 10k race report

Some days, things just come together. Today was one of those days. I had no expectation of setting a PR at the Monument Avenue 10k today. That doesn’t necessarily mean I had totally written it off, either, but my goal … Continue reading

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[171] I’ve already won

Tomorrow morning I’ll line up with some 40,000 other runners and walkers at the Monument Avenue 10k in downtown Richmond. It will be the seventh time I’ve run this race, which has grown by leaps and bounds since its beginning … Continue reading

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[169] What’s next?

After training for increasingly longer and more difficult races over the past 16 months, I’ve finally reached the point I knew was coming – the inevitable denouement as things start to ramp down. I’ve had a bit of an empty feeling this … Continue reading

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