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Catching Up...Part 2

Now that I have gotten you up dated on 2017 races here is one more running related post....

After a tough start to racing in 2017 with races being derailed due to weather, both too hot and too cold, and illness I think (hope) I am not starting 2018 off the same. I hate to even put it out in writing but I am injury free for the longest time in years. There has been a few short weird aches and pains but nothing that has caused me to miss any training (except 2 days with a pulled back muscle).

2018 has started to be a great year for running (most of the time)...

The Good
Speed is coming back strongHit 60+ miles in a week (highest in years)Increasing days running and remaining injury freeYoga once a week at minimumStrength training 3-4 days per week (was 5-6 initially but with work and increased mileage dialing back a little) PR'd my 1st race of 2018! 8K in 35:44 and 1:27 PR! I just signed up for marathon #35! Marine Corps Marathon here we come!!The Bad Winter has been rough, cold, snowy…

Catching Up...Part 1

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Where to begin? Sorry about the silence over the past months but so much has been happening both in running and life so I will make this multi-part and start with the run part (since this is a running blog!).

I guess I should start with a quick wrap up of my last races that I never talked about...

The Halfs of August
I think I left off with my 5K in August but then I went back to higher distance...

Mora I raced this hilly course a few years ago, missing a top 3 finish by a couple minutes and it has been my goal to get a clock. The top 3 overall finishers get handmade replicas of the big city clock, how cool is that?
The weather was good, not too hot but still a little humid. We lined up and I took off behind a couple women and managed to hang in 2nd for about 10 miles but then I was passed by a smart runner who kept her speed. I ran with the goal of overtaking her but never got the chance and ended up in 3rd OA 2nd AG and got my clock! 1:38:30 (not my best but I'll take it!). Matt a…