Tag Archives: Running

How Slow Am I

A few things are certain in life: death, taxes, and finishing in the bottom half of running events. I’m really slow. I love to run, but it takes me a while to get from here to there and back to … Continue reading

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4 Bridges Half Marathon, In Box Plots

The 4 Bridges Half Marathon was a beautiful course, crisscrossing the Tennessee River and giving away to great views of Chattanooga’s skyline, the surrounding hills, and Lookout Mountain. The race went well, especially considering my training wasn’t what I had … Continue reading

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One Year In Nashville

I’ve been in Nashville for almost exactly a year now, and I’ve loved it. It’s a great city for me. There’s a lot to do but the size isn’t too overwhelming, the food is amazing, and its runner friendly. It’s … Continue reading

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Eating Salad For Breakfast

I’ve been eating salads for breakfast. I blame learning how to read. After 18 months of sort of serious long distance running, I finally read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall this spring. As far as books about running go, Born … Continue reading

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Running: Finishing Training With A Limp, Sniffle; Winter Runderland (groan)

I haven’t exactly been finishing up this latest half marathon training with much gusto. I signed up for the Tom King Classic this Saturday on New Year’s Day, a resolution-like move that has more to do with the lower entry … Continue reading

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The Taper

Bless your heart, the taper.  According to Runner’s World, the taper is the last 21 days before the marathon where you run less and and rest more in order “‘…to minimize accumulated fatigue, rather than to attain additional physiological adaptations … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink: Marathon Style!

There comes a time for a select group of mid-20s yuppies where you volunteer to punish yourself by training for a marathon.  I throw my hat in with this group.  We’re out of school (hopefully), have jobs (hopefully), and have … Continue reading

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