Tag Archive | Marathon

Running 26.2 miles in over 80 degrees

Originally posted on runninaftersmoke:
Danya Crawford – ran the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012 with a finishing time of 3:21:00 “I don’t blog and very rarely post on Facebook but I ran a marathon today, the temperatures were in the high 80s the entire time. I feel like it would be fun to share…

Overcoming A Runner’s Secret Fears – part 2

Here’s a continuation of my blog series of things that come up on a runner’s journey and how I deal with them: Mean Dogs Dogs are great, but not so much when they start chasing after you as you pass their driveway on a distant country road. Five miles into one of my favorite long […]


Last year when I was following a Marathon Training plan, I even amazed myself.  When my friends would comment about the craziness of the feat of running a marathon, I quietly agreed with them in my own reflections of this undertaking.  Have you ever talked with yourself and address yourself by first name?  I sounded […]

Rookie Parodies at My First Half Marathon

“Don’t get overeager coming out of the gates, or else you’ll fizzle out toward the end. …the pitfalls of letting other runners dictate the pace. [There’s] a simple axiom: You have to run your own race.”  –  Dan Clapper, Marathoner I really started to freak out by about 8:00 pm the night before the big […]