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Oakland Marathon – Post-Race Analysis & Recovery

I have a feeling this post will be extremely rambling, so apologies in advance!  It’s been 2 weeks since the Oakland Marathon and being the reflective (i.e., overly analytical) person that I am, I have many thoughts about the experience.

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Race Recap: 2014 Oakland Marathon

Why I wanted to run this race & Goals: Discussed in detail here and here, but the basic gist is that I decided to run the Oakland Marathon about 2 months ago because I thought it would be fun and

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Oakland Marathon Week 7! (race week)

Hi there! I’m happy to report that I’ve survived yet another marathon.  The post-race marathon waddle has set in, with a lot of soreness and achiness in my hips.  My calves were the only muscles that really despised being foam-rolled

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Race Preview: Oakland Marathon

Race: Oakland Marathon Date & Time: Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 7:30 a.m. Where: Oakland, CA Course reconnaissance: The most glaring thing is that huge hill (small mountain?) from miles 3 to 11.  I’m used to seeing elevation profiles like

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Settling in

Hello there!  I’ve survived #movepocalypse2014 and am happy to report that I’m much better rested and less stressed compared to last week.  Today was momentous: the last box was unpacked, I finished acquiring all of the little things we needed,

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Things that are completely obvious

Such as: Packing, moving, and unpacking for 2.5 days will wreck your body and make you useless in every way possible. Said moving activities are incompatible with training for a marathon, in that even if your body is willing, your

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See you later, Oakland

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Gypsy Runner and I are moving out of Oakland.  While I hate the general process of moving, especially since I’ve done it 4 times in the past 5 years, the thing that

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What would it take?

(I realize that this is the second post in a row in which I’ve used a question as a title, a total cop-out, lazy thing to do, but then again, I never claimed to be the world’s most hard-working blogger!)

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What do you look for in a running blog?

A couple of weeks ago, I fell into the rabbit hole also known as Get Off My Internets (GOMI).  For those who aren’t familiar, it’s snark-central for the entire blogosphere.  I forgot why I went there in the first place,

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Marathons on My Mind

Hey guys, guess what? I’m running 2 marathons in the next 11 weeks!  In 6 weeks, I’m running the Oakland Marathon and in 11 weeks, it’s the Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM).  I didn’t intentionally set out to run 2

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