Category Archives: progress

[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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[167] Shamrock Marathon race report

“It is the journey that matters, in the end.”  – Ursula K. LeGuin And, in the end, this has been a spectacular journey for me, even though the destination ended up being a lesson in suffering and humility. What started last … Continue reading

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[162] February

February was another solid month of training for me – even though it was a day or two short of a regular month I still racked up my highest-ever monthly running mileage. It was only 1.9 miles more than January, but … Continue reading

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[158] Mileage markers

As much as I love keeping track of my running data, I’ve never let the mileage itself dictate my approach to training. For example, I’ve never started a year with the idea of running X number of miles in the following 12 … Continue reading

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[153] A good month

I’m not looking to get into the habit of wrapping up every month of training this year, but January deserves a mention because of several milestones I hit during my training. A lot of these numbers might seem pedestrian to … Continue reading

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[152] The curse of the GPS watch

Well, this hasn’t quite worked out like I had planned. Last Wednesday I received my new GPS watch – I decided on the Timex Global Trainer due to mostly positive reviews and a price that fit my budget. So far … Continue reading

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