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The Rundown – So Many Questions!

It's barely July and I have so many questions. Should I do another 70.3 at the end of the summer? Is it safe to run outside when there's chance of a thunderstorm? Are my kids having fun at camp? Should I start one of the 100 writing projects in my head? Why does...

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Running With A Group vs Running Solo

This month's JUST RUN topic is going to be pretty easy for me since I have rarely, in my 18 years of running, run with a group. It's not by design, but I have to say I have come to truly love running solo but also look forward to running with one or two friends on...

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The Rundown – A Mile High

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For most of last week I was living a mile high in Denver, Colorado and it was amazing! The altitude kicked my butt, as expected, but there was something great about running 10 minute miles and gasping for air. Just kidding. There was...

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I Am A Half Ironman! Rev3 Quassy Race Recap

I did it. I finished 70.3 miles of swimming, cycling and running through some of the steepest terrain in Connecticut to claim the title of Half Ironman. Here's how it all went down. FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE RACE Yes, I'm starting four days before the race because that is...

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The Rundown – A Quiet Place

I'm less than three weeks from my Half Ironman race and I find myself in a quiet place. I'm stuck between the rigorous 11 hour training weeks and race day, between thinking "I'm going to crush this!" and "there's a chance I could actually die out there." It's taper...

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The Rundown – You Will Suffer

  Whenever I need to give my email address, which includes "train4life" I'm almost always asked about it. Last week when one such exchange took place, the guy on the other end of the phone turned out to be a two-time Ironman, so we talked about my upcoming half....

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The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

  In four weeks I hope to cross the finish line of my first ever Half Ironman. My only goal is to finish this race because it is going to take everything I have. Oddly enough I'm most worried about the run. Why? Because it comes after a 1.2 mile swim and 54 mile...

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The Rundown – The Longest Spring Break Ever

  Since we had an extended winter here in the northeast, it seemed only fitting to extend our spring break until it was actually spring. In my time away I saw Pink, a brawl at Fenway Park, Myrtle Beach, sort of overcame my fear of flying, had my longest bike ride...

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The Rundown – Fitspiration vs Reality

  You've seen the "fitspiration" memes. Maybe you have even been motivated by them. Well, in the words of  Emma Gonzalez, I'm calling BS on "fitspiration" and talking about the reality of training day after day to reach a big goal vs. a virtual motivational...

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