Category Archives: long run

I’m getting this long-run thing down pat

My run this morning: Awesome. Best long run I’ve ever run. 15.95 miles in 2:17:38. Didn’t cramp. Didn’t get tired. Finished strong (last four miles in 32 minutes). By the way, this time is 14 minutes faster than my 25k … Continue reading

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Put me in coach, I’m ready to run

I’ve complained to other runners that my “coach” on the Saturday long runs with the Lukes Locker marathoners doesn’t really coach that much at all. Let me set the scene: There are more than 100 of us who show up … Continue reading

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Getting my long-run confidence back

The last two runs I’ve done that have been longer than 10 miles have not ended well. I started cramping at mile 10 of the 25K El Scorcho race on July 20. And I was so sick at the start … Continue reading

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Why I needed scissors for this long run

Imagine this: You are at the water stop on the halfway point of an 11-mile run. You open your pouch to get out your gu/gel pack/carb mix so you’ll have enough fuel to finish what, so far, has been a … Continue reading

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Elscorcho run: I’ve got work to do

Friday, I signed up for the El Scorcho Run, a 25k race scheduled for July 20 in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. The race starts at midnight. In Texas, or as we say Tek-Ses, the temperature around midnight in July is … Continue reading

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