RunPatRun Race Series – Part 8: Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

This past weekend I raced in the Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon in New Holland, Pennsylvania. As I mentioned in my post last week (click here for a reminder), I was having some concerns in the lead up to this race. I wasn't feeling 100% because of some lingering issues with my hips and how … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 8: Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

Another Race, Another Test

This weekend, I will be headed to Amish Country in Pennsylvania to run in the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon. After racing in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon last September in the same area, Garden Spot Village seems like it will be a similar race with a nice route along country roads. Since the race comes … Continue reading Another Race, Another Test

Copenhagen Marathon Training: The Story So Far – Weeks 1-4

A few weeks ago, in my post - Work Smarter, Not Harder - I explained why and how I was changing my training to prepare for the Copenhagen Marathon this May. I decided that it was time to change things up a little bit to be more solely focused on qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In … Continue reading Copenhagen Marathon Training: The Story So Far – Weeks 1-4

RunPatRun Race Series – Part 7: Marathon Bucket List

Several years ago, when I was bored at work (not my current job!), I would do internet searches of the best races to do in the world. It didn't really matter where the races were; just that they looked like fun. I don't know if I thought that I would ever actually run in any … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 7: Marathon Bucket List

Inspiring Movies For Spring Race Season

A couple of times over the past year, I have posted on here about some running movies or documentaries that I found inspiring. In those posts, I recommended some movies that were more well-known or at least ones that I had seen in the past. Well, this time I went almost solely with recommendations that … Continue reading Inspiring Movies For Spring Race Season

Work Smarter, Not Harder

At the end of 2021, I set my running goals for 2022. If you need a refresher, here they are. First among them was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Including my first marathon in 2005, I have completed 8 marathons. My first marathon was the Marine Corps Marathon in 2005, which I completed in … Continue reading Work Smarter, Not Harder

The Long Run

Long runs are tough. Especially when you aren't used to doing them. Or when the distance is further than you've gone before. There can be many factors - both mental and physical - as to why you might struggle on a long run. That's why it helps to plan ahead if possible when a long … Continue reading The Long Run

Post-Race Blues and How to Overcome Them

So, you've just finished a race recently and it seems like you are lacking motivation to get back out running? Well, you aren't the only one who has experienced this. And it can happen no matter how you did or felt you did in the race itself. While I haven't necessarily felt this after every … Continue reading Post-Race Blues and How to Overcome Them