Tag Archives: Philadelphia marathon

Why run a marathon?

Two years ago today I took part in my first marathon in Philadelphia. It’s not something I had ever really wanted to do, and other than the enthusiasm of RVRR, I’m not sure why I did it then. As before … Continue reading

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So many updates – Philly Marathon training

I mean to blog more often, really I do. So when I finally get around to it I have way too much in my mind to know what to write about. As I am now less than 4 weeks away … Continue reading

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Nervous yet?

This was a question posed to me by a friend (this friend) on my Facebook wall, in relation to the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon, my first attempt at the distance. My response was as follows “Not yet. Weather looks like it … Continue reading

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Running without a watch

The East Brunswick Road Races Event is one of my favorite race days for several reasons: The whole family can come along and take part in the Kids Pumpkin Dash, or the 1 mile fun run. The kids that do the … Continue reading

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Benefits of a running club

Technically speaking, this should probably be entitled “Benefits of joining the right running club”. I joined a running club (the fantastic RVRR) after running for a year and a half. I had decided to sign up for a half marathon … Continue reading

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Marathon without a plan

This summer hasn’t been kind to me in running terms. Earlier in the year I was able to hit my target of over 30 miles per week but a mix of life and races has meant that for the last … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls run (and Merrell Trail Glove 2 review update)

Vacation is over – 15 days of travel, 2238 miles covered in the car, and a total of about 38 miles run over those days in 5 runs. Now to start thinking about marathon training for Philadelphia. Before I get … Continue reading

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Registered for first marathon

Registration for the Philadelphia Marathon opened today, and I’m in. It’s only $80 for the first 1000 entrants, and an extra $2 off for being a USATF member (and I’m an Active Advantage member, so no extra fees there), so … Continue reading

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