TIME ON YOUR FEET–> The LONG run.

I need to work on my math skills.  

I got to the gym right at 5 a.m. and did 7.7 miles on the treadmill.  I drove a few minutes on over to the trails to do the rest of my long run with friends.  One girl had to leave earlier so we did an out and back (to bring her back to her car) and then Jess did another out and back with me to finish up the run.  My math was off and we ended up going a little bit too far and I finished with 21.3 miles instead of the 20 that I had planned on doing.  Ummmm any step past 20 miles is kind of a lot so I was pretty tired by the end and crumpled up in the parking lot when I finished.  I guess it is good for my training to have a 21 miler under my belt:)

I loved splitting things up between the treadmill and outside.  I also love doing the majority of the miles on the trails because trail running has turned into my favorite type of running.  

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The views are always spectacular.

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And running on dirt makes my whole body feel good.

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My times for my long runs are a lot slower than previous marathon training cycles but that is okay.  I am just focusing on spending time on my feet this time around.  The speed will come back eventually but for now I am just training my body to be able to go far and to feel good running for a few hours straight.  I am getting more and more excited about the St. George Marathon and feeling injury free… that just makes running so much more fun.

Our favorite post long run activity—>  pool and cheez-its.

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Did some errands, including finally getting my iPad fixed.

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And then my brother from Kentucky and two of his kiddos came over for dinner.  He always makes amazing meals for me so I finally cooked for him.  

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He also put my TV stand together;)  Much better.  

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I can’t stop making this peach crisp.  

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I think Brooke really loves having her cousins over. 

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If you are training for something right now—>  what race?

Ever do part of your long run on the treadmill?

What are your Saturday plans?

What did you have for your Friday night dinner?

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I’ve always trained a lot slower than I’ve raced. I think it’s honestly kept me injury free so I really can’t complain. I’ve miscalculated miles before and I have a math minor…so…haha. Also take into account you are training in heavier shoes and they are going to slow you down. I always run slower in my glycerins just because they are so soft and squishy.

I once did a 15 mile run on the treadmill. It was pretty awful but I’ve never done anything longer. Have a nice Saturday Janae!

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Good job on the long run! I’ve yet to run on a trail but as soon as the hot weather breaks I’m going! You do have some amazing views in Utah.

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I am training for Philly Marathon! My Saturday plans include an 18 mile long run. Last night I had pasta with a ton of vegetables including eggplant from my garden.

Thanks for posting this before I started my run. It was an inspiring breakfast read! Now I have to go run :)

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All of this running just to get time-on-feet instead of going for speed will help you prepare for doing an ultra :)!!!

I am training for the Portland Marathon now (my first marathon!) and I split up almost all of my long runs between outside and the treadmill. Where I live it is super hot/ humid and I just can’t get in all the miles outside without wanting to die. I have a 70oz Camelbak and that’s usually completely empty by 8 – 10 miles!

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I’m celebrating with my Mom today, it’s her birthday! :)

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I’m training for my first official race which is a 10k.
I have an irrational hatred of the treadmill so I avoid it when I can – I’m a concrete girl at heart.
My saturday plans are to paint my room!

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About to head out for my 20 miler. Oh dear me oh my. You could fly here and join me for the last couple miles. No seriously, I’ll still be running after the time it takes you to fly here from Utah.

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I like to do long runs outside instead of on the treadmill because the treadmill sucks and is boring sometimes!

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Great job on your long run!! I’m really excited for you and I really enjoy following your training Janae. It really motivates me. :)

The new TV stand looks great!

I’ve never split up my long run between the TM and outside. Partially because the TM is at my gym, which is pretty far from my house. :S

I’m currently in training for the Valley Harvest Marathon here in Nova Scotia. It’s on October 12 and this will be my 10th marathon!

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I’m a weirdo and loveeeee my treadmill! I run nearly all of my runs in it currently since I also have anxiety issues with outdoor running ;)

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Nice miles !
I actually like splitting up long runs like that.
College football with friends tonight.
Last night had a blt with hard boiled egg, so a belt and chessey cauliflower soup that was delicious!!

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I had a can of chicken noodle soup last night. Boring!
I’m training for a Ragnar relay in 3 weeks. Ultra means I’ll be running a total of 30 miles over the course of the 36 hour race.

I don’t normally split long runs with treadmill but lots of long runs I schedule to do on a day I am signed up for a half marathon. I do 7 miles before the race (on the course) and then I know the next 13 miles I will have company and fluids :)

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I am training for the Philadelphia marathon! Last night for dinner I had pasta, meatballs, and salad (my typical pre-long run meal) I try to avoid the treadmill at all costs but over the winter I would do part of my long run on there when the roads were icy. Awesome job getting all those miles in! Injury free running is awesome. You are gonna do great in your marathon!

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my entire long run was done on the dreadmill this week. The longest I have ever spent on it

I love that your family is so amazing. I am trying to purge from our place. I want to move into yours.

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I think I train a little too slow… I don’t feel like I really improve on my races! I don’t know if I could do half a run on the treadmill. My legs don’t like when I stop for a few minutes then start again! Last night for dinner I made an almond pesto and served it over spinach pasta with tomatoes and parmesan. YUM. Made the pesto in my new Vitamix!

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My Friday night dinner was at Zinburger only I didn’t have a burger (I’m a vegetarian) so I had the Ahi Tuna on top of a terrific salad (chick peas, avocado, quinoa and lots of other salad type stuff in it!)…I am not really training per say but I am running a five mile race on Monday and the Runner’s World Hat Trick in October!

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I’m training for two half marathons, six days apart. One is Sept 6th and one is Sept 13th.

Friday night supper was chicken, stuffed cheesy peppers and corn on the cob.

Saturday plans include a run and taking my little guy to a nearby Strawberry Festival :)

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I am also training for a Philly race–the Philly Rock and Roll Half–my first ever race! Super excited but my quad had been hurting a little more than normal so I may end up making the Philly Half my first race…buys me 2 more months of training, but a really tough decision to make. I’m still trying to determine the difference between “ache” and “pain”….ugh.

Love trail running too–gorgeous views you have there!

Friday night dinner was yummy sushi from my favorite local place, Nectar; mmmm.

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Friday night dinner was homemade fajitas, nom.
Still laughing at your new tv stand, too funny!

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Friday night dinner = Kix cereal.
Saturday = 10 miles done & relaxing the rest of the day!

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Great job on your long run!

I’m not running today, but I’m planning on doing my long run tomorrow :)

Have a great long weekend!

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Yay for a great long run! Enjoy rest day today. :-)

I just finished my last long run (12 miles) of my training. Marathon next Sunday :-)

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Friday night I went out with my friends to Yardhouse and had blackened tuna burger with a side salad. It was delish especially the soy sauce!
I can never bring myself to run on a treadmill. I’ve tried it so many times, but will always be an outdoor girl.

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21 miles! Whewww that is some math mistake! I think my body would automatically just stop and grab a diet coke and flop on the couch – I haven’t done much over 20 for my training cycles – maybe that’s my problem.

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Looks like you got your dining room table! :) Inspired by your long run and also love when you post a sentence as simple as ” Once I stop on the treadmill, it’s harder to start up again.” It’s nice to know even after years of running, I am not the only one! lol Great job on your run today!!!

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It must have been a good run if you weren’t ready to stop at mile 20. Sometimes those unexpected extra miles are the best. I am running the Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause tomorrow morning and am training for the Portland Marathon, which is in a month! My run today will be a shorty to get the legs moving. I typically do most of my runs outside, if possible, but on those dark winter days I will do a long run on the treadmill if need be.

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We had homemade pizza for dinner last night! It’s kinda been the theme of the summer around here! Soooo good!

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Friday night dinner is always Round Table pizza. It’s got a big game room, so we get there nice and early when it’s empty, we get pizza & beer and games and tickets and prizes for $45, and we’re home before 6. Everyone is happy and mama doesn’t have to cook!! :) But I’m in the middle is a Whole 30 (no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no alcohol), so I had a salad and wings :)

Today is pool, ALL DAY! After I sneak in a quick run this morning.

Aren’t cousins just the best?!? My daughters have so much fun with the cousins, and it’s such a special relationship, I just love it! Have a great Saturday!!!

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Good job on the mileage! Heading out for a 16 miler shortly, currently training for my first marathon, Santa Clarita on Nov 2! Going out to dinner with another couple & my hubby tonight, looking forward to it!
Ate whole wheat pasta with ground turkey for dinner last night! Happy Saturday!

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I’m not sure I can do more than 3 miles on the treadmill. It kinda makes me give up the will to live. Much prefer the outdoors!

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I went out with friends, so I had a grilled veggie flatbread. Soo good! I have leftovers, so that will be awesome today :)
Today, I have a family reunion so I’m excited to see my cousins!
Have a GREAT Saturday!!

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Training for NYCM right now. I’ve registered every year since 2009, so its about time I got in!

I split my long run into half outdoors and half treadmill last weekend!

Friday night dinner was not exciting. Leftovers. At 9pm.

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I’m training for the Last Chance to BQ in Grand Rapids and the Chicago Marathon – can’t wait!

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So much respect to you for doing 21 (.3) miles! That is absolutely amazing :)

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Hi. Do you use any incline when you are doing long runs on the treadmill? I’m doing my longest run yet on Sunday, and the idea of splitting up the mileage is brilliant.

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I started running earlier this summer. I’ve progressed slowly but went from having pretty much no endurance to being able to run a 5k. I was working towards a half in December but recently started having knee pain. I’m taking the week off and will see how next week goes… I may visit an ortho to get things checked out if knee pain persists. Glad you are getting back into things after your break!

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I’m tapering for a half that is next weekend. My first!
I have never done a long run on the treadmill, but I’m sure I will this winter.
Inmade the coconut shrimp recipe from Runners World last night. It wasn’t good and as much as I love curry I now now it will not be in a any pre race meal. LOL

Good run today! I’m excited for your marathon.

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I am actually coming off a trail 50 miler I ran a week ago today. I am recovering quite nicely though!! I’ve got a marathon October 19th so it’s time to focus on speed again!! I have to keep up my streak of all my marathon after giving birth in June 2012 being BQ times!! :-)

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I also LOVE trail running!! I’m training for a few fall races: Chicago Marathon, Flying Monkey Marathon, and the St. Jude 1/2. I try to avoid the treadmill and run outside for long runs. Today was my drop week, so I ran 17 miles with friends:) Oh and Friday night dinner was a salad, veggie burger, and broccoli.

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I’m about to start training for my next half marathon, and I’m pretty excited. I can’t imagine going 21 miles!!

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Training for philidelphia marathon now! Also have a half at the end of sept as part of my training.

My math skills are off too (and seem to get even worse while running!) so anytime I vary my route a little I do everything I can to make sure I won’t have to run an extra mile, including coming home a little short and run another small loop.

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Seriously is Brooke EVER unhappy? She seems like the sweetest girl ever.

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Yesterday I had to make the difficult decision of downgrading from my Ventura Full to the half. Why are things like that so tough? It’s still a race…still 13.1 miles…gah, it’s so weighing on me. But the injuries and lack of mileage, I know it’s the right decision. Question…do you think breaking it up like that still counts as a long run?! I do…some don’t. But what if the break was an hour? or 30 mins? still count as 1 long run? Thoughts J…

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I just got home from a 20 miler..it was awesome and my fastest time ever!!! I’m really looking forward to my fall marathon, too! I’m doing the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, MA!!:) also–i will be doing Boston in the spring with you!!

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Chipotle veggie burrito for dinner last night (yum!) The hubs and I are actually running the Disney Dumbo Double Dare, a 10K this morning & a 1/2 tomorrow. Our next race is to finish a 3 part series in October.

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Lol. I had the same bad math on a 20-miler one time too. Did you cry? I cried.

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Great job on going the extra mile during that long run :) My own 20 miler (I’m training for my second marathon!) is tomorrow so my plans for today involve resting my legs and eating carbs : ) I’m looking very forward to taking my 8 and 10 year old girls out tomorrow for a post long-run frozen yogurt :)

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I love how you are super organized about your long runs. I on the other hand did not wake early but made my fam pancakes and got out at 9:30am did 12 miles in 80 degree weather and it kicked my butt. Although the pancakes were great fuel I just had the worst cramps and had to wait for Advil to kick in. Saturday BBQ at friends and relax.

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Just finished week one of training for the Honolulu Marathon (Dec. 14th). The sole of my right shoe fell off on Tuesday and we are out of town. My new shoes gave me a blister. It can only get better from here!

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Wow. That.is.far! The farthest I’ve ran is 19. I’ve done part of my long run on a treadmill before, but it was when I was following a plan that called for last part uphill, so since the area around me is pretty flat I just hopped on the treadmill with a few miles to go. I like your way a lot better! It was way too tempting to just want to stop early and not finish the run on it. :)

I’m training for the Women’s Running Magazine series in Scottsdale in November! I did it last year as my first half marathon and it was too much fun to not have it as my second one :).

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If I cannot run with a friend, I will break at my longs run. Also, my kids Saturday sporting schedule sometime require me to start star early. Today I did 16 on the treadmill and 2 outside. If you watch a movie and run it isn’t too bad. I am training for the marine corp marathon, Philly and boston in April. Lots of miles to run!

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Way to go on 21 miles! Wahoo! So proud of you! That’s amazing! I actually did half of my run on the treadmill yesterday and half outside. It totally helped because I had to go it alone. Wish we could run together! Did you eat the chocolate covered cinnamon bears? How was it fueling? :) maybe need to try? And I broke my iPad like 3 months ago and have still yet to get it fixed… Where did you go and how much? The last place I went was $100! So pricey!! Ugh :) glad you got it fixed and have fun with your brother this weekend! Love you!

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Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while but have never commented. I’m training for my first half right now and your blog keeps me encouraged!

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Awesome long run! It’s great to practice running longer than you want to when your legs are tired. I love splitting my long run up between treadmill and outside when it’s hot. Breaks up the monotony and I don’t have to bake in the heat for the last few miles. I’m training for one or possibly two marathons…can’t decide if I want to do one or both. :)

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I’m training for the mohawk Hudson marathon in Albany NY… I’m kind if excited bc it’s suppose to be super flat and super fast… Lol I guess we will see

I worked from 10-530 today:/ and now it’s a champagne and grapefruit juice kind of evening… However last night I had a lot if bad yet good fair food.. It only happens once a year;) I’ll run it off Tom;)

What did you have for your Friday night dinner?

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Training for a half marathon in September, the Newport-Liberty half marathon in Jersey City. I ran this race 3 years ago. It’s pretty flat & you get some good views of NYC & the statue of liberty! Ran 11 miles yesterday. I have never split my long runs.

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If you are training for something right now—> what race?
the swim part of an olympic distance tri (for a co-ed relay)
Ever do part of your long run on the treadmill?
I hate the treadmill so much I’ll run in rain, snow, heat, whatever to avoid it.
What are your Saturday plans?
work in the garden, ride bike, eat out, chill
What did you have for your Friday night dinner?
a BIG salad and a mushroom quesadilla (made by me at home)

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I’m training for the St. George marathon too! It wasn’t my math skills, but my navigational skills that put my long run at 21.4 miles rather than the 18 planned miles! The good news is I now think I can actually make it 26.2 miles – slowly but I should be able to finish.

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tapering…. lehigh valley marathon next sunday :)

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Congrats on your long run! We did sixteen for our Chicago marathon training and as I was getting really tired, I remembered this was your long run too and it kept my legs moving. I was chanting to myself “I can do hard things”. Thanks for the motivation!

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Well done on your long run!!! I did 12 Saturday morning, worked the night shift, and I’m supposed to run 10 today. I don’t think it is going to happen. Maybe 3 miles lol… I’m training for an October Ultra! I did a full marathon last weekend, then I have a 18 miles race next weekend and Montreal’s RNR marathon on the 28th. I’m not pushing for time, these runs are just part of my training. I find it convenient to train on a supported course. Especially when there are washrooms every few miles =D…
The cherry on my cake will be Dallas PCS marathon in December! I’m running it with my three best friends :-). It is going to be their first full and I can’t wait to share that with them..
The longest I have been on a treadmill was 13.1 miles. Because it was -15F and I HAD to get the mileage in. One thing for sure, it is a great brain workout lol.. I don’t break my runs with a treadmill/road break, however I will do 2 a day. Run 6 in the morning and go out again at night. I love it:-)
Friday night I had pasta with home made meat sauce and fresh tomatoes..

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I have the same TV stand! Love costco!

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Hi, I was wondering if you still have your treadmill that you won? Did you bring it with you to your new place? Or did I miss out on a post in the past? I have a treadmill at home that I need to use more often. Was just curious. Thanks!

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How do you keep yourself entertained on the treadmill? 3 miles is long enough on there for me, can’t imagine 7 (or more!)

I’m training for a 15K, Half Marathon and 26 miler for my birthday (running my age.) I feel you on the pace, I’m trying build myself back there as well after recovering from an injury.

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Omg that last picture of Brooke. She is tooooo much

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I am training for a 1/2 marathon

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I’m training for the Richmond Marathon in November. Saturday I ran 14 miles (my long run for the week).

In high school I had coaches plan my runs, workouts, and seasons. I have never had to develop my own training plan. For my half marathon last year and marathon this year I used Hal Higdon’s plan. Once I complete my marathon I’d like to develop my own training plan. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to develop my own training plan? Books, articles, videos, anything would be helpful. Thanks!

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21.3?!?! Please tell me I will get there eventually! I am training for Houston 2015 and I am only at 8 miles for my long runs!!!

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Looks like a great day with visitors!

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I’m doing the Marshall University (“We Are Marshall”) Marathon in West Virginia on November 2nd. The finish line is in their stadium and they hand you a football to run the last 100 yards for a touchdown.

My longest treadmill run was a 6 miler — on a cruise ship. I’d rather run in just about any weather condition vs. running inside on a treadmill. (But then again, I do live in Northern California, so I can’t say that my theory has been tested much in the way of extreme weather).

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