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Indoor marathon training: Devising a mental strategy with 6 days to go

I hope there’s an old fashioned analog clock at the Goshen College indoor track for Saturday’s Maple Leaf Marathon, because I’m really getting into breaking up these mega-lap runs into half-hour segments. It makes a huge difference to focus on … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training Week 5

OK, I’m starting to panic a little bit. On the one hand, based on last week’s 18-miler, I do feel like I ought to be able to finish the Maple Leaf Marathon on Feb. 20. But I hate the way … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training Week 4: a new workout

I tried a new pacing workout this week that I read about in the newspaper, of all places. This marathoner in a Washington Post wire piece described a timed run workout in which he runs 9 minutes hard, 1 minute … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 3

“So, if I could keep my anxiety and curiosity from eating the heart out of me for forty-eight hours, I should then find out for certain whether this boy was telling me the truth or not. Wherefore, being a practical … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 2

Who is the canine cop who takes his dog “running” at the 4-H Park while he sits in his SUV, leash in one hand with the other (presumably) on the steering wheel? My sister and I have done our last … Continue reading

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A 48-lap speed workout

Wednesday I made my first trip back to the indoor track where I did most of my training for my first indoor marathon. I was scheduled for a 6-mile speed workout, which is 48 laps. My plan was to jog … Continue reading

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Where did my mega-lap mojo go? #Janathon 12-13

I keep checking to see if the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon registration is still open, and so far it is.  The question is: Am I up for running 208 laps again this year? The answer, based on yesterday’s 32-lap, 3 … Continue reading

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Race report: Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon

In a lot of ways, this 204-lap event wasn’t a race so much as a convention for marathon collectors. Denis, who lives in St. Louis, came to Goshen to run his 150th. Jennifer, from nearby Warsaw, was running her 99th … Continue reading

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1st marathon in the books

The atmosphere and camaraderie at Sunday’s marathon was awesome. I expected to be intimidated, especially after I learned I was the only rookie in the field, but everybody was extremely supportive. Telling example: The guy who won was still hanging … Continue reading

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Hats off to the ‘6-pack’ marathoners

When you’re getting ready for your first marathon, and there are only 35 runners in the whole darn race, and you’re not exactly a speed demon to begin with, this thought goes through your head: Will I be last? I’m … Continue reading

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