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Month / October 2010

Knee recovery and getting my ass kicked

The recovery from the knee injury I had during the Chicago Marathon is continuing along.  I honestly have no idea how good or bad it’s doing, since I’m not supposed to run on it, but I can say I’ve only had minor soreness along the way.  Not being able to run is driving me crazy, […]

Perspective

A few days have passed since my run at the Chicago Marathon, and I can tell you that my perspective has changed quite a bit already. Immediately following the race, my first thoughts were, quite frankly, of bitter disappointment. With a bit of distance, I’ve come to think of the race in a very different […]

Chicago Marathon race report

I need to write this while I’m still feeling it.  I need to get it out. I have incredibly mixed emotions about the race today.  I went into the race feeling optimistic, prepared, and well trained.  I spent the summer trudging through blistering heat and humidity in order to be prepared and well-trained.  At the […]

Final prep for the marathon

I’ve checked my gear. 7 times. I’ve reviewed my split goals. Again and again. I’ve checked the weather so many times, I’ve got a lifetime ban from weather.com. I’ve got some cash to get me to the start line. Enough that the start line could be in Dallas. My iPod is charged. My Road ID […]

The Chicago Marathon taper song

Twelve Eleven Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One day to go until the Chicago Marathon, and for this, I break out into song. (please sing to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas) The Chicago Marathon Taper Song On the 1st day of taper, my true love gave to me, […]

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