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I finished my first trail marathon with Eric's marathon plan

It's been six days since finishing my first trail marathon and I'm starting to come out of the fog of recovery.

I ran the Free State Trail marathon in Lawrence, Kansas. It rained from the moment the RD shouted "Go!". The trail was slop by halfway through.

But that's not the point of this little post. I'll have a race write up sometime soon and post the link to it.

What I wanted to share is that I finally completed Eric's marathon plan. I purchased it about 2 years ago…

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Added by Mindy Ward on April 24, 2015 at 7:16pm — 1 Comment

Wildlife on the Run

So the other day I was on my 10 mile run. I was barely into mile two, still the warm-up phase for me when I rounded a corner and there crossing the road was a baby possum. It was moving it's little possum butt at a leisurely pace and I was hoping it would get far enough across before I intersected it's path, therefore being close enough to sprint away if it noticed me and decided to purse, chase, attack- whatever possums do. I didn't know. Maybe it was the sloshing of my water bottle, maybe…

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Added by Mindy Ward on June 9, 2012 at 9:09pm — 3 Comments

Hey Girl!

Just found this today. Enjoy!

http://heyrunnergirl.tumblr.com/

Added by Mindy Ward on May 31, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Day 1

Truthfully, I haven't looked around on here for any forum discussions on navigating the training program. I also didn't read the manual for my heartrate monitor. So today being Day 1 of my training plan, I needed some help with that lovely piece of plastic and hooking it up/downloading/uploading all my info into the training site. 

Actually, my Garmin Forerunner 110 is easy to use which is primarily what I wanted it to be. I also didn't want the actual watch to be cumbersome. You've…

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Added by Mindy Ward on January 9, 2012 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Well, I guess I'm in

It serves me right, picking up that Born To Run book left "innocently" around by my husband. You know the one; you probably wouldn't be here otherwise.

Then I got all VFF, proudly strutting my "shoes" around and answering questions galore. If I had a dollar for every question asked, I could buy myself some real shoes. Wait, I don't even like real running shoes anymore. And what is a real running shoe anyhow?

I ran all the time as a kid. In high school I ran to school and back.…

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Added by Mindy Ward on January 4, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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