Scabby knees

Bringing My Race To Its Knees

After my (kinda, sorta, really yes but also no) triumph at the Run Oak Island Half Marathon, I vowed that I would make my next half my sub-2. I’ve got one coming up in a week or so. It was gonna be my race. Now? I’m not so sure. Okay, to be fair, I was never really sure. I can’t be the only one who’s gone into a race expecting one outcome and experiencing another. In both directions, even – sometimes you pounce and sometimes you get trounced, you know? Mind you, trouncing seems to happen to me more...

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How to fall while running

How To Fall When Running (Here, Let Me Demonstrate)

Whelp, it finally happened: I took a fall on the boardwalk. HOW I FELL WHILE RUNNING The boardwalk in question lines a portion of my route through Piñones, part of my usual long-run route. It is not well-maintained as far as missing boards and uneven bits of wood go, but I’ve been running on it for a good two years now, I generally pay close attention to my feet anyway, and my track record up until now has been pristine. In my defense, my poor attention span my not have been wholly to blame. To be honest, I’m still...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 2/21

You can read the workout log that immediately follows, or you skip below to the part where I make an impassioned plea for your help. Choose your own adventure!  Sunday | 10.32 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.12 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.27 miles outside in 55 minutes The Crash & Burn Part 2. Somebody left a loop of wire in the middle of the sidewalk and in the early morning gloom I didn’t see it, tripped, and fell – not too hard, but hard enough to scrape up...

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Not dead yet

The Fairest Week In Review: Special Roadkill Edition

Here’s a rare circumstance: I’m going to recommend you read this week’s training log. It gets interesting toward the end. Sunday | ran 5.12 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Speed run! Also I burned my leg and hand a bit making pancakes. It’s a long story which I mention because it is a harbinger of things to come. Monday | walked 2.55 miles outside in 40 minutes; 50 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 10.48 miles outside in 1:50 Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute ballet class Thursday | ran 10.15 miles...

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