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Just Write 22 ~ Big runs done!

By | July 9, 2013 1:43 am | 0 Comments


5:55 a.m. Saturday morning: Who’s happy to be doing her very last 20-miler? Yep…this girl: And a mere 3+ hours later, I was still smiling (because it was OVER)! I’ve got the GPS data to prove it: And, those lovely calloused marathoner’s feet:   A mere 15 miler awaits me next Saturday, then a 10-miler… View Article

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Signs, signs…everywhere are signs

By | May 22, 2013 1:35 am | 0 Comments


As seen along the streets of Cleveland on Sunday morning: Funny T-shirt: Happy calves: (Yes, most of these are blurry….I was RUNNING!) Simple works, too: These people love the Indians: Two oldies, but goodies: Truth: Cute parent signs: This woman was getting a LOT of laughs and high-fives from the women in the race: Maybe… View Article

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Just Write 17 ~ Cheering section

By | May 21, 2013 11:45 am | 0 Comments


6: 25 a.m. Sunday morning Dan and I are walking toward the marathon start line in front of the Cleveland Browns stadium, though it reads “Cleveland Browns Sta” because the “dium” metal letters are missing. No matter, this isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve run this race for years now. We know where were going. The… View Article

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Weekend race results

By | May 19, 2013 4:12 pm | 0 Comments


Wooden Shoe 5K Wooden Shoe 5K in Clymer, N.Y. — Saturday, May 18.  178 finishers.  Complete results here. Top males: 1. Peter Boyd, 38, Union City, 16:43 2. Shawn Wiler, 18, Columbus, 17:09 3. Adam Rowe, 32, Ripley, 17:50 Top females: 1. Katie Kuttenkuler, 29, Erie, 19:24 2. Kimberly Turner, 29, Corry, 20:09 3. Rebecca… View Article

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4 Good Reasons to Marathon (and a step-by-step how-to)

By | May 10, 2013 1:31 am | 0 Comments


Tracy Scotch, just after Chicago in 2012 I talked to four Erie-area running women this story about marathoning, which ran in the Erie Times-News’ Her Times women’s magazine. Ange Eberlein and Karen Manganaro are well-known Erie runners and experienced marathoners, Tracy Scotch is a North East mom who started running just to have something for… View Article

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Things I found — 5/9/13

By | May 9, 2013 1:52 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading  * Ready for a new challenge? Try reverse running. * Outside magazine puts Tough Mudder’s First Death Into Context. * Beautiful with brains: Why the whole concept of a bikini body is bunk. * The running racket: How big business wrecked the marathon. “The average entry fee for the top 25 U.S. marathons… View Article

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How much do I have to run to do a 1/2?

By | April 10, 2013 1:36 am | 0 Comments


Q. Now that I’ve run a half, and covered that distance in training runs with other people, or just when the mood strikes me, I know I can do it, which puts me into some sort of lazy disadvantage. I have no “training plan” printed. I keep thinking I’m good because I consistently run because… View Article

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Boston bound

By | April 9, 2013 1:50 am | 0 Comments


Well, well, well…..Erie kicks arse! Our area is nicely represented at this year’s Boston Marathon coming up on Monday, April 15. Here are the  hometown (and near enough for us to claim them as ours) runners who’ll be going the distance in Beantown: Dan Collins Frank Combopiano Jan Comi Jennifer Coyne Karey Elliot Jeanne Espey… View Article

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Run the Great Lakes Marathon Series

By | April 3, 2013 1:29 am | 0 Comments


Here’s a fun challenge for you marathon lovers! Run 25 marathons that take place along the 5 Great Lakes (including Erie) and qualify to get a free jacket from the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Yeah, I know, that’s one pricey jacket when you consider the race fees for 25 marathons, but….it’s not about the… View Article

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A girl with a plan

By | March 27, 2013 1:30 am | 0 Comments


So here it is…the piece of paper that will be the boss of me until the PA Grand Canyon Marathon on July 28. You may notice there are only three runs a week on that calendar, not the usual piles-and-piles of miles most marathon training plans recommend. I can’t handle a high-mileage marathon training plan… View Article

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