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Jim Thorpe 2020 Race Report – Part 2

I didn’t sleep that well the night before the race. I was definitely nervous. But everyone says the sleep the night before the night before the race is the one that counts so I didn’t let my restlessness get me … Continue reading

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Jim Thorpe Marathon 2020 Race Report – Part 1

Life has been crazy since March. Not just my life. Literally, everyone’s lives. My original plans to run the Wineglass Marathon in October were dashed when the race was cancelled in mid-June because of the Covid-19 pandemic. By that time, … Continue reading

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Imaginary Running Friends

His laugh, so clear and sudden in my ears, I was sure he must be next to me! Do you ever run with someone who isn’t there? Not a ghost, just a friend or maybe a running idol or your … Continue reading

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Just don’t quit

Just don’t quit. That’s all you have left, your own ability to not quit. This workout is not going well. I’m trying to run 3 miles easy, 2 at 7:30, 1 easy, 1 at 7:30, 2 easy. The 7:30 is … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Middletown May 31 2020

The world is literally burning this week. Sometimes it’s all I can think about and it’s so hard to know what to do. This morning I was getting ready to run when a friend texted me a congratulations note –  … Continue reading

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Quaran-10K Time Trial Report 2020

I was supposed to run the Mystic 10K as my goal race of the spring season on May 17th. But of course all races are currently canceled. As we descended into quarantine, runners had to decide what to do. Many … Continue reading

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10 Miles with Friends plus Brunch

Quarantine is a bummer, friends. We are so, so lucky here in our big house with our big yard looking out at our pond. The grown-up Wiliartys have jobs that are pretty secure. The kid Wiliartys have online school that … Continue reading

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Middletown 10 Miler Race Report 2020 – A Not-Race Race

Racing in the time of social distancing? An unofficial virtual race? A not-race race? What to even call what I did last Saturday? This year’s Middletown 10 Mile race was scheduled for April 5th. It’s been postponed to September when … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Middletown April 5th 2020

I have no idea if I am going to make these posts a regular thing or not, but these seem like important times and somehow I’m feeling the desire to write. These dispatches won’t be just about running, more thoughts … Continue reading

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Irish 5K 2020 Race Report

This was my 4th 5K of 2020, which I am pretty sure was my grand total for 2019, which I am very sure is the most I have ever run in a year, ever. I picked this race because it’s … Continue reading

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