Another take on Why I Run

My friend Madison posted this ad on DailyMile the other day and on her blog the day after the final really long run of our training for Chicago.  Madison is running the Chicago Marathon as well!  Since I’m in the advertising business, it really caught my attention.  Here is the copy from a 2008 Nike […]

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Chicago Marathon goals

In less than three weeks, I’ll be toeing the line at my first marathon ever, the Chicago Marathon on October 10th. I am giddy and nervous with anticipation. Here are my goals for the marathon: Finish the race without injury. I assume this is priority #1 for anyone running any marathon, but it still should […]

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Next up, the taper

Today I finished the second and final 20 mile run in my training plan for the Chicago Marathon. From now until the race, I’ll be tapering. There is one 12 mile run left for next Sunday, but that no longer seems to have the teeth it once had. Today’s run was nowhere near as satisfying […]

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Marathon pacing question

A little less than a month until my first marathon, and I’m feeling pretty good about how prepared I feel.  But I still have a question. I know what result I’m going for:  to finish under 4 hours.  That translates into running the whole 26.2 miles at an average pace of 9:09/mile.  When I was […]

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One Year Later

Exactly one year has passed since I began running. A lot has happened in that year, so bear with me while I relive some of it. Here’s what I said one year ago about why I began running again. Lately I’ve gotten so completely disgusted with myself, my laziness, but most importantly, the example I […]

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