Monthly Archives: September 2016

Oh no, I forgot to taper! Shushing the pre-marathon monkey mind …

So it turns out that my mileage last week, which should’ve been the start of the tapering process for this Saturday’s Fort4Fitness marathon, wound up being exactly the same as it was for the previous week: 40.6 miles. That wasn’t … Continue reading

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Dreaming up a DIY runner’s port-a-john

Some distance runners keep their minds busy by composing music or designing houses on long runs. During last week’s 20-miler, I was dreaming up a do-it-yourself runner’s port-a-john with components that could be stashed in your trunk and assembled at … Continue reading

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A visit to a pizza farm

We went to a pizza farm over the weekend. It’s basically an old fashioned family farm that on Friday nights serves up pizzas made mostly from food produced on the farm. You put your order in outside the screened-in brick … Continue reading

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An unexpected half marathon PR

I was both nervous and excited as we lined up for Saturday’s Parlor City Trot half marathon. I’m several pounds heavier now than the last time I ran this half,  and my recent training in the heat and humidity had … Continue reading

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