Just after Christmas I signed up for the Raleigh Rock n Roll marathon, to be held on April 12, 2015. I’d been wanting to commit to one for a while and had struggled between committing to traveling to one (like the Detroit Free Press marathon, which looks really fun) versus, well, not over-complicating things with travel and logistics and cost. I read that the Rock n … Continue reading Marathon training
When Runkeeper said I’d run nearly two miles at an 8:08 pace, I knew it was too good to be true. Especially in this blistering heat. After I saw the route on the map, I could see it was bouncing me back and forth in coordinates rather than tracking a straight line as I ran. After I manually removed the excessive GPS points on the … Continue reading Jagged little line
Up at 5:30 again for a 10-mile run in freezing cold. At least it’s not raining! #FleetFeetMarathonTraining Continue reading Training
In the second group meeting of Fleet Feet’s marathon training program, we met at a high school track for a timed pace trial. The finish time for one mile today determines which pace group will be best for training with over the course of the program. I finished a 5K in just under 30 minutes a few weeks ago, so I knew I could come … Continue reading First week pace trial
The marathon training program I’m doing through Fleet Feet Sports called for an easy 4-mile run today. I felt like a trail run so I headed out to Eagle Spur Trail, an out-and-back raised rail-trail through some woods down to Jordan Lake. It was a bit soggy in places due to lots of recent rain, but passable. KidRocket’s school had a half-day so I went … Continue reading Week 1 Friday Run
Out on a run this week I came across chalk markings for a “Free 5K” so I looked it up when I got back home: Durham NC Parkrun I learned that this is a weekly timed event, open to anyone, taking place every Saturday at 8 am at a park near me. There are similar runs in other towns around the world (parkrun website). So … Continue reading Park Run
This sign appears when running the American Tobacco Trail after passing into Chatham County. I see other runners out this way. Wondering how concerned I should be. Bright orange running shirt maybe? Continue reading Turkey Season
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