Zero to Hero #3: In Which Jason Completely Disappears

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Cold Weather Running

Week 2 + 3 Stats: Total Miles: 10 Total time: 1:47:10 Avg Pace: 10:43 New Gear: Warm stuff Changes: Due to a bout of food poisoning from my local Panera (bagels only from now on), and a mini vacation to Chicago, I didn’t get out as much as I would have liked the past couple weeks. That said, here are … Read More

Zero to Hero: Week 1 – Staying Motivated

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Hello! In case you missed it, my name is Jason. This series is covering my transformation from a no one, to a no one who runs marathons. Here are the results from my first week of training. Week 1 Stats: Total Miles: 4 Sessions: 2 Total time: 41:35 Avg. Pace:  10:24 Changes in gear: Added smartphone + arm band for … Read More

Zero to Hero – Ready…set…hang on a second, my shoe died.

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Hello, my name is Jason. I am not a runner. I am running a marathon in 12/2013. Here are my stats- Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 193 Physique: Dumpy, at best. Style: Whatever causes shin splints and calf cramps. Diet: High carb, high fat, high sugar rush Longest Distance: 6.21 miles Technorati Tags: 10k, diet, exercise, marathon, running, running tips, training, training tips, … Read More

Making an Ultrarunner

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“Maybe not thriving…but surviving.”  That was the best Facebook status I could come up with after my first venture into ultramarathon running.  Back in May, I had trained for the Madison Marathon with team DetermiNation, and after the race, my friend and teammate Meghan Ross mentioned that she was interested in running an ultra.  Because I was on a post-marathon … Read More

A Guide to Being King (or Queen) of the Hill

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I despise running hills. Not all hills, the gently inclining ones don’t bother me, and of course, going down a hill is no problem, but I hate those steep, evil looking ones that you can see from a mile away that you know are going to suck all hope and happiness from your legs and mind.  And, you may be thinking, … Read More

Keep Your Training on Track!

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You know the excuses: “I’m too tired”, “My stomach hurts”, “It’s too early”, “I just don’t want to run today”, and the one I use the most: “It’s too hot!”.  Sticking to a training plan can be hard, it requires an equal balance of motivation, reward, sacrifice, and fun; your whole schedule changes, you don’t get to see your friends … Read More

Run Fast to Get Faster

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“I’m not a real runner, I’m way too slow.” Does that sound familiar?  For the first few months after I’d taken up running, I was convinced that my 2-3 mile jaunts at a ten to twelve minute a mile pace were way too snail-like to lump me in to the category of runners who were “real”. As if, somehow, being … Read More