Category Archives: running

running by the sea

Yesterday I did something special: the Venice marathon! It had been a long time since I ran a marathon well; at least since 2014. All last year my left knee kept me from doing any real training, and in November … Continue reading

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The kids and I left Friday after school on the train. It is a quick ride down now that we have the Frecciargento, the “Silver Arrow”, and my younger son kept thinking we’d get to see the famous soccer players … Continue reading

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running again

There is a predictable pattern to this blog and, I suppose, my days: whenever I am not running as much as I’d like to be, I start complaining about other aspects of my life. I am so tired, wah! Work … Continue reading

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last marathon of the year

I managed to squeeze one last race in before the year was over. The Pisa marathon! I drove down on Saturday with a small group of friends from my running club and oh, Tuscany is so lovely that it almost … Continue reading

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the annual pre-thanksgiving woe is me post

A few weeks ago I was at the track and had run three 4000m reps in exactly the times my trainer had advised me, except for the last one, which I had run faster. Every cell in my body was … Continue reading

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not everyone can keep up with the pack

My town had its first half marathon yesterday and I was thrilled to participate. It felt like, in our own small way, we were making history. A handful of women from my team placed very well in their age groups, … Continue reading

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vacation’s over

I ran a lot this summer, a bunch of slow, easy runs mostly in the nearby trails – there are so many in Colorado and I discover new ones all the time. I had decided to take this summer off … Continue reading

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