Tag Archives: Pace the Nation

Training Supplement – December 3, 2017

I’ve spent the past few weeks “feeling my way through the darkness” of training for my first ultra-marathon!  Most notably, I got used to running with a hydration pack, experienced the restorative powers of salt pills, and learned some trails … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – October 31, 2017

My shoes smelled moldy after the 2017 Bourbon Chase, so I bought the new Mizuno Wave Rider 21s.  I sweated a lot during this sultry summer, but I didn’t drown.  During the race, I discovered a new caffeine product.  The … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – September 1, 2017

I’ve been run/dancing to Pitbull lately.  Jillian Michaels had me laughing out loud but Pace The Nation had me lost in serious thought.  I explored trails and parks just off my normal routes.  And, I found a good belt for … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – June 30, 2017

Not sure if I’m mentally ready to start training for the New York City Marathon in two days.  While I figure that out, I went back to the Mizuno Wave Rider as my distance shoe and focused on my running … Continue reading

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2017 Capitol Hill Classic 10K

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I ran the 2017 Eugene Marathon two weeks ago.  This would be my first hard effort since then.  After the race, I employed my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – May 16, 2017

The Eugene Marathon was a little over a week ago and I’m starting to dissect the race.  Did my carbo-load or shoes contribute to the rough start?  Despite the internal criticism, I know I came out of it a tougher … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – April 16, 2017

I brought out my compression tights this week to help with recovery.  Tomorrow’s Boston Marathon will help me select a shoe for the Eugene Marathon.  The water fountains the Custis and W&OD Trails are on!  And, I was on the … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – March 16, 2017

Bought some socks at the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll DC expo.  Encountered the construction detour on the Mount Vernon Trail.  Saw Runner’s World came out with a “runner box”.  Listened to a few podcasts. Clothing & Gear Socks.  Balega Second … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – February 15, 2017

I retired two pairs of Mizuno Wave Rider 20s during the past two weeks and tried some new, lighter running shoes.  I also caught up on podcasts and otherwise tried to stay motivated after a rough week. Clothing & Gear … Continue reading

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2016 Year End Review

Training Mileage Total: 3,051 miles* Time Spent Running: ~18 days, 15 hours* Average Pace: 8:48 pace Longest Run (Distance): 26.2 miles at the 2016 Boston and New York City marathons Longest Run (Time): 3:41:37 at the 2016 Boston Marathon Hottest … Continue reading

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