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Race Reviews

Running the 2009 Suntrust National Marathon

The Course The Suntrust National Marathon is a beautiful course. They made some changes to the course since the time I ran it in 2006, and it made the race even more scenic. It is inspiring to run past the Capital, WWII memorial, Washington Monument, and the Lincoln memorial. I thought to myself, the sacrifice so many Americans have made puts perspective on the effort it takes to run a marathon. Temp and Gear The race started off pretty cold and never fully warmed up (30º-40º F). For me this...
General Running

One week away from the Suntrust National Marathon!

This week was a nice taper week. Three miles of speed work on Tuesday. I ran with Jeff and we really hustled. We ran so hard that I walked the extra bit it takes me to get back to my house after our runs. (I never do that) Thursday was an 8 miler that I tried to take slow but, Jeff is feeling speedy these days so it turned into a pretty good tempo run. Finally, today (Saturday) we had a 10 miler, our last long run before the main...