Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

The Day After Ten Years After

“The past is never where you think you left it.” – Catherine Ann Porter Perspective is a beautiful thing. Ten years ago I ran the Steamtown Marathon with my eye on the clock, calculating splits, rationing gels, taking every conceivable … Continue reading

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Best-laid Plans…

“The best laid plans of mice and me, often go awry.” – Robert Burns On a typical year I enter races longer in distance as training runs for my annual marathon. I eat healthier as race day approaches to drop … Continue reading

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Maddeningly Simple Marathon Strategy and Goal

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw Ten years ago my strategy for the Steamtown Marathon was to run 8:13 per mile. I maintained a regimented training program–intervals, … Continue reading

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Ten Years After

“Wheresoever you go, go with all of your heart. ” – Confucius My son’s buddy reminded me that this year marks the tenth anniversary we ran the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, Pennsylvania together. It was Shawn’s first. I should have remembered … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Endurance Race

“Dream your pursuits; pursue your dreams” – jb Ten long dreadful months after the 2013 Bucks County Marathon it’s finally over. I’ve endured injury, rehab, and chaos to return to the trail for a 30K in the mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Sixty to Go – It Doesn’t Have to be One Way

“The happiness of life… is made up of minute fractions–the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a gentle word, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge Marathon training programs help runners prepare for one of … Continue reading

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Well, Since You Asked–I’m Running Again

“Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all the animals that returned the questionnaire.” – Robert Brault A follower woke me up recently. Runner500 asked how my personal running was going. I looked back and was stunned I … Continue reading

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