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Race report

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For what it’s worth — I put together a spreadsheet of all the races I’ve run, the times I got and my average pace per mile. I haven’t run that many races, but if you consider that it’s only been a year, 10 events is not so bad. I like how the marathon is still […]

What it feels like to run your first marathon.

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Indescribable. When Tony and I pulled into the University of Southern Maine parking garage, it was torrential rain. I looked out at the runners around me (who were intelligently wearing rain jackets or trash bags, which I did not think to do), and I thought, “Do I really want to put myself through this for five-plus hours? […]

Race day! You know it’s race day because I’m: – eating oatmeal with maple syrup. – wearing my race day tank. – up at 4:45 am. I didn’t sleep well last night. It’s always like that before a race because I’m so nervous about sleeping through my alarm. I feel strong and well rested, though. […]

So the Old Port Half Marathon is this weekend! It will be my second half marathon. I had a really great time at my first one and unexpectedly kicked ass. At Race the Runways, that was the big race I was preparing for. This half marathon isn’t going to be like that — the marathon […]