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I’ve Become a Lazy Runner!

I’m starting to think of myself as an inherently lazy runner.  How can someone that used to run 1,800-2,000 miles a year (sometimes more), and now runs about 1,400 miles per year be lazy?  Well, it’s the kind of miles I run.  Since I quit coaching, I rarely go to the track for intervals (speed […]

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I’m Doing Another Ultra!

I’m doing another ultra!  Well, not really, but it certainly did feel good saying that!  :-)I am planning a very informal ultra for our running group, and here’s the scoop…  On Sunday July 14, 2013 (yes that’s just around the corner), I’m planning the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run. The Cruisers have run […]

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The Pancake Run That Wasn’t

This morning my friend Miles and several of the members of his running group (MilesRun) joined the Cruisers for Miles’ Annual Blueberry Pancake Run.  The Cruisers usually travel to Maryland for the event, but this year Miles wasn’t able to host it, so Bill and I volunteered.  My friend Rich surprised me with this banner […]

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Cruisers Celebrating The Right Way… With A Run

Just as Tropical Storm Andrea hits the east coast, my new Runner’s World Magazine arrived in the mail.  If I can train my clients tomorrow morning plus get my chores done, perhaps I can curl up during the rainy afternoon and read it from cover-to-cover.  This month is a special issue covering the Boston bombings.  […]

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Cruisers’ Hump Day Run!

This week is going to be the BEST. WEEK. EVER because I get to meet the Cruisers twice this week!  We are meeting on Wednesday at 7 PM to celebrate National Running Day!  We’re just going to meet at the W&OD Trail for an easy post-workday run with no fancy expectations.  A Wednesday run will […]

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The Tortoise and the Hares

It’s the Memorial Day weekend and many of our Cruisers are traveling, so we had a lean group of three meet this morning for our weekly group run.  Add the cold temps to the mix and at least one other Cruiser decided to stay in his warm bed!  🙂  It was 45 degrees when I […]

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Floral Scented Sunday Run

After a fun filled weekend at Virginia Tech, Bill and I didn’t get our Sunday run in until late this afternoon.  It was humid, but clouds covered the sun and there was a decent breeze, so it wasn’t too bad.  I usually don’t do well on afternoon runs, but we ended up running our ten […]

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Lunch With My Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Today I had lunch with my coach, mentor, and friend Miles.  We met years ago when I worked at The Health Club of Reston.  Miles came to the gym during lunch to workout, and I would hang on his every word telling me about his marathon training.  One day Miles told me that he had […]

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Sights Along the Trail on Cuatro de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  I’m thinking of being lazy and going to Chipotle to pick up chicken bowls, but the least I can do is make us a batch of margaritas! Let’s back up to Cuatro de Mayo, shall we?  Yesterday was an exciting day on the W&OD Trail for the Cruisers!  We saw […]

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Busy Day on the W&OD Trail

The Cruisers met at 7:30 AM on this gorgeous spring morning for our weekly group run.  We had a pretty good turn-out, and I’m hoping more of our fair-weather Cruisers will join us now that the weather is getting nicer.  🙂  We ran eight pretty fast miles, and I was really happy with how I […]

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Run for Boston and Chicken Parmesan

Since I’m running in the GW Parkway Ten-Miler tomorrow morning, I decided to take advantage of an opportunity to walk eight miles with my friend Vel this morning.  It is gorgeous out today!  Cool and breezy, but gorgeous! As soon as we started walking we met one of our Cruisers, Amanda, coming off the trail […]

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Running With The US Army!

This morning three of our Cruisers met to make up our long run from yesterday. The temperature was around 32 degrees, sunny, and no wind; a far cry from yesterday’s wind tunnel called the running trail! I only ran eight miles so I feel kind of guilty calling it a long run. Our Cruisers have […]

 
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