Marine Corps Marathon

In Which Jenn Tackles Marathon #5 On Sunday

Okay. So. This Sunday is the Marine Corps Marathon. This is my third one, so I should not be nervous. I am not nervous. I am NOT nervous. I know I can do it. In fact, I feel more confident going in than I ever have before. Injuries? None! Training? Solid! 20 mile prep race? Not bad! Weather? Unusually warm which most people won’t like but I’m into it and no rain predicted so far! Course changes? May even trick me into a morale boost! I think, maybe, there might be a PR in it for me. Just maybe....

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Marine Corps Marathon

In Which Jenn Reacts To Marine Corps Marathon Changes

A couple nights ago I was driving home from ballet, zoning out to WTOP (local news radio), when I heard it: “changes to the Marine Corps Marathon route.” Naturally my ears perked immediately, and I learned multiple things: It’s official: due to the ongoing hardcore track work that’s be going on all summer and is scheduled into the fall, the Metro will NOT open early for MCM. This is a bummer but not unexpected; I already knew the Metro wasn’t opening early for the Navy-Air Force Half six weeks earlier. I’d hoped MCM would be different but what can...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/02

It’s ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon week! Yup, it all goes down this Saturday. As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be crashing with Elizabeth, a native Annap…olean? Annapolite? A person who lives in Annapolis. She also gave me some insight on the course: Looks like you’ll be running past the Naval Academy and St. John’s College, which both have nice campuses (St. John’s is weirdly reminiscent of Washington College with the brick walkways, etc.), and you’ll go past some government buildings like the Court of Appeals building and DNR. The Severn River Bridge is the bane of my existence when I try...

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Strong Bad race

In Which Jenn Commandeers Elizabeth’s Race Prep

Hi guys! As you may recall, Elizabeth and I are running the Run & Ride Kings Dominion 5k and 10k, respectively, on Sunday. I thought you might like to see this email I sent her on the logistics of our trip and race prep. Not that you’ll be running this precise race, probably, but it’ll get you in the headspace of a destination race, right? Onward for some advice! Note: Please always check before using my futon. Okay, as promised, here is a Logistical Email & Race Packing List! Full of information you probably already know because I’m a...

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