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A formerly fat person’s guide to avoiding long-run weight gain

You might think that training for a marathon means built-in weight loss. But I’ve learned that if anything, I have to watch what I eat MORE closely on a long-run day. My tendency is to overeat, thinking I’ve earned a … Continue reading

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Marathon-level mental toughness: Not there yet

With eight weeks to go before my first outdoor marathon, the inaugural Fort4Fitness race Oct. 1 in Fort Wayne,  my sister and I headed out for a 10-miler yesterday. It turned out to be good training for a marathon, but … Continue reading

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Review: Running without my flip belt feels like going naked

There was no real reason to wear my flip belt during last week’s Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon. There are tables for storing your supplies in all four corners of the track. You could pick up your earbuds or cell phone … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 6

The Chilly Chili Run was an awesome venue for a recovery run after Friday’s 20-miler. Conditions were perfect — sunny and cold but hardly any wind, with crispy mud and just a bit of ice on the trails at Ouabache … 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 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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Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon training: Week 1

There’s nothing like knowing you’ve got a marathon coming up in seven weeks to help you lock down your willpower on a weekend with not one but two huge family holiday gatherings full of goodies. Last time I ran this … Continue reading

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Next up: Training for an indoor marathon

The check is in the mail: I’m signing up for the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon. Why, when I increasingly prefer running trails, am I committing to a race that will have me running 204 laps on an indoor track? I’m … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Morning runs

By Colleen, age 12 Now that school had ended, my road to an amazing cross country season has begun. Every weekday this summer I will be waking up at 6:00 to train at the cross country course. So far this … Continue reading

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