Category Archives: marathon

2015 Newport Half Marathon review

Despite having run my half marathon PR a week earlier (more on that below), I had decided I wanted to run this one fast too. I find it difficult not to get caught up in racing, particularly when so many … Continue reading

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Half marathon season

I started writing this post a week ago, but it didn’t get posted. It looks like it’s not too late to do so. My half marathon season starts this weekend! Since I wrote this it also looks like I will … Continue reading

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Fall season starts early

The USATF Championship starts up again this weekend with the Belmar Chase 5k – this is a Masters Men team race this year and brings the start of the fall season firmly into August. Also earlier than usual, next weekend, … Continue reading

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Monthly NJ running round up – March 2015

With the snow clearing up (hopefully for the last time this year), racing season begins, more runners can be seen out in the streets, and we are spoilt for choice for races every weekend. This month the USATF Team Championship … Continue reading

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Monthly NJ running round up – January 2015

I’m going to attempt a regular monthly round up of NJ running in the news, along with a look ahead. If you come across any NJ running news, or anything that may be of interest to NJ runners, email me … Continue reading

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When you think you have nothing left.

Last week started with something I haven’t done all year (at least I’m pretty sure I haven’t) – I ran four days in a row. I have to admit that this was, in part, because I really want to set … Continue reading

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No skirt in winter, except for the guy raising money for charity

I think it was just over two years ago that I last talked about running in the cold on this blog. Nothing much has changed since then in terms of the clothing I wear (and there have been plenty of … Continue reading

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Taking a break, sort of.

It’s been almost exactly a month since my last post and the inactivity on this blog reflects my running life to some extent. It’s not that I haven’t been running, I just haven’t been running much, and the running I … Continue reading

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Marathon recovery and racing

Last week I went for my first run since the Philadelphia Marathon – it was a slow run and I was aiming to do at least 3.5 or 4 miles. Apparently my muscles were not ready for that and the tightness … Continue reading

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Why do another marathon?

When I finished the Philadelphia Marathon last weekend I said that I would most likely not do another. This lead to many people saying that you never decide immediately after, and to give it a week and you’ll be planning … Continue reading

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