Ocean City beach

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/04

Ah, yes. Back to normal. More or less. (I wish it was less. Beach, I miss you!) Sunday | rest Gearing up for… Monday | ran 20.16 miles on the treadmill in 3:25 No, it wasn’t that bad, I swear. But it wasn’t, like, good. What is it that makes a 20 mile training run so much more painful than the actual marathon? Tuesday | 70 minute ballet class I had planned to walk, too, but wound up stuck at Mount Vernon for a business meeting. Because that’s how your life goes sometimes when in you’re in the arts industry...

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Jeopardy

In Which Jenn Runs 20 Miles Thanks To Jeopardy

I didn’t have to do it. There were a million reasons not to. I had the remains of a splinter in my heel. I suspected I might be fighting off a very very low level cold. I’d already run a 17 miler, and that’s been enough marathon prep in the past, right? But it was on the schedule, so I did it: my 20 mile training run. Normally I knock out my good-marathon-prep-mandatory 20 miler during the National Capital 20 Miler. This is a race put on by a local running club in bare bones fashion; no medals, few...

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