Half #12: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon 2018 (Minnesota)

This race. Such a weird day. I started the race 10 minutes late and ended up passing 5,000 runners on my way to the finish. Literally. 5,000 runners. That is not an exaggeration. Race: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (part of Grandma’s Marathon) Date: June 16, 2018 Weather: 48°F, thick fog Goals: A: Sub 1:40 B: … More Half #12: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon 2018 (Minnesota)

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I’ve been dealing with some mild hamstring pain since the marathon. I’m not sure if it was the marathon in particular, or possibly falling down the stairs later that month, or just years of neglecting my strength and flexibility. I have been able to run 30 miles per week without issue, if I keep the … More run for fun

Marathon #2: 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon (Birthday Marathon!)

After my first marathon I told myself never again. Never, it turns out, is actually a bit over 2 years. Race: Walt Disney World Marathon Date: January 7, 2018 Goals: A: 3:45(ish) B: new PR (3:59:02) Result: 3:50:21 Training I did not follow a training plan for this marathon. Between my full time job and … More Marathon #2: 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon (Birthday Marathon!)