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Things I found — 4/17/14

By | April 17, 2014 2:20 am | 0 Comments


Worth reading: Dr. George Sheehan wrote this essay in 1976. He was a man who was way ahead of his time: You Let a Girl Beat You? According to this article, what you eat the week of a marathon can make or break you. Meh…I don’t know. I suppose it probably matters, but “make or… View Article

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First-time marathoner goes the distance for friends

By | March 4, 2014 8:22 am | 0 Comments


Melody Amendola, left, Michele Chereson, center, and Kelly Gibson, right, are photographed at Chereson’s home in Millcreek Township on Feb. 15. Chereson ran a marathon to raise money for the two women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. JACK HANRAHAN//ERIE TIMES-NEWS Erie Times-News sports writer, Mike Copper, had a great story about a Millcreek Township… View Article

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A Q&A with two Dopey locals ;)

By | January 24, 2014 1:39 am | 0 Comments


Two Erie runners, Mark Dombrowski and Jenny Turak, recently completed the Dopey Challenge — a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon and a marathon in four consecutive days — in Disney World in Orlando, Fla. I had to find out more: 1. What made you want to do the Dopey Challenge? What appealed to you? MARK: In… View Article

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Signs, signs, everywhere are signs (Baltimore edition)

By | October 16, 2013 12:19 pm | 0 Comments


The best thing about a marathon? The spectators… especially the spectators with signs. I always see creative new ones — the funniest ones in Baltimore this weekend were those poking fun at the government shutdown. Here’s a selection of signs I managed to catch while on the run.     Under Armour is  headquartered in… View Article

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Who does a marathon on a whim? (Apparently, I do)

By | September 23, 2013 6:35 pm | 0 Comments


So I’m doing another freakin’ marathon. In three weeks. I know. I’m as surprised as you are. Though, not really. I have always been easily influenced by my friends. Ask my mother, she’ll tell you. Fortunately, I grew up and found healthy friends (or I’d probably be incarcerated by now). This spontaneous marathon story starts… View Article

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Things I found — 9/19/13

By | September 19, 2013 1:03 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * Training for a marathon? Here’s how to avoid injury. * Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, or StairMaster: Which gym machine is best for weight loss? The answer may surprise you (and it’s DEAD on, in my personal experience.) * Looking to hit the hills? Check out some of these routes (and upcoming races) at… View Article

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The Battle of Marathon

By | September 13, 2013 8:21 am | 0 Comments


In honor of this weekend’s Erie Marathon at Presque Isle, a little historical lesson about the marathon from The Writers Almanac with Garrison Keillor The Battle of Marathon, one of history’s earliest recorded battles, took place on Sept. 12 in the year 490 B.C.E. Greek historian Herodotus tells us that King Darius I of Persia… View Article

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Just Write 25 ~ PA Grand Canyon Marathon

By | July 30, 2013 1:40 am | 1 Comment


“This isn’t bad at all,” Heather D. says from the front seat of her gray Kia. From the backseat, Dan and I agree. Heather’s boyfriend, Brian, is driving. He doesn’t say anything. “I’m not crazy about the rocky road,” I said. “Remember that training run at Carol’s when I could barely lift my feet over… View Article

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Bonus motivation

By | July 26, 2013 1:40 am | 0 Comments


Because I need it this week. No stopping me now.

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Erie Marathon news & notes

By | July 24, 2013 1:59 am | 0 Comments


The Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park has a new website. And, I hear that they will soon have a blog up and running (pun totally intended). They’ve also got a Facebook page where I found this — the artwork for this year’s t-shirts: By Erie artist Brian Payne. Also, don’t miss out on… View Article

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