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Umstead 100 2014 AKA the Big PR ! by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon 21:58:10 ! My previous pr was 23:15 set way back in 2007 At Rocky Raccoon. Some setbacks and injury in 2008  along with burnout from racing too much and it would be 2011 ... Read on »
Tobacco Road Half Marathon. Success ! by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Yes, I must say I am very very happy with the way this turned out !   Leading up to this race my training had been going well but as I mentoned in the preview, I didn't t ... Read on »
Tobacco Road Half Marathon Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Well, I'm sneaking another race onto the schedule this weekend. It's not that I hadn't thought about it but it really didn't fit into my other plans for this year. Last yea ... Read on »
Umstead Trail Marathon 2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   This is a great race put on by the Carolina Godiva Track Club and today was the 11th edition. I ran the first one back in 2004 as a training run for my 1st 100 miler in Um ... Read on »
Myrtle Beach Marathon 2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Windy  Well, there is a little more to the story than that I guess.  Training had gone very well in the  weeks leading up to the race and I was feeling confident that ev ... Read on »
Myrtle Beach Marathon Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  I am looking forward to going for a pr and a BQ this weekend. I made the decision to return here shortly after failing to get the BQ last year at Tobacco Road but I had one ... Read on »
The Perfect Training Run(s) by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  1. Peaceful.  "How you feeling today? Yeah, I'm tired too. Been a tough week. Let's just take it easy." " Much nicer out here today, loving this sun and warmer air. C ... Read on »
weekly training report. 1-20 thru 2-2-2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This is the week I ease into my taper.  Mon morning situps challenge. 370 situps total including 100 with 5lb weight and 100 with 10 lb weight. 5 minutes of back and si ... Read on »
weekly training report. week of 1-13 thru 1- 19- 2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Another strong week with 59.5 miles and 6 cross training workouts. Very happy with the way I'm feeling and the quality if the hard runs.  Mon morning situps challenge. ... Read on »
weekly training report, 1-6-14 to 1-12-14 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Mon  Morning 30 minute core routine afternoon 6 mile run in 50:05  (8:20 pace) This was suppose to be an easy run and if judged by effort and not the pace it was easy. ... Read on »
Weekly training report: 12-30-13 to 1-5-14 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Greetings sports fans. Gonna try something a little different this year for those that want to keep up with what a boring 58 year old ultra runner does to pass the time. Her ... Read on »
38,764 + pushups for 2013 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  This was something I really hadn't expected but once I got into it I began to enjoy adding another challenge to my fitness goals.   Here is a link to how it all started. ... Read on »
Looking ahead to 2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Once again I find myself very excited about the upcoming year. After  all these years I still love running and racing and training more than ever. After several years with ... Read on »
2013, The Year in Review by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Only a couple of days left in this year so I guess I can go ahead and post the review. Definitely a year of highs and lows but as always I like to focus on the good and lea ... Read on »
update on injury and training by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  It's about time to post the year in review and  the outlook for  2014 but first I thought I would fill you in on whats going on with the training. If you have been a follow ... Read on »
10th Derby 50k finish and counting ? by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  10 years in a row is a long time to do anything with so many things that can come up to break the streak. The only race that I have done more times than Derby is the Vi ... Read on »
Derby 50k Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Wow, 10 years already ? Well actually 11. Time seems to fly so fast. It doesn't seem that long ago in many ways that I was a novice when it comes to this long dista ... Read on »
OBX MARATHON 2013 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  Well, I never got around to writing a preview but if I had I would have told about how this was going to be my 6th time running it. I hadn't planned on running the ... Read on »
Success at Tussey Mountainback 50 ! by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon    Right up until Thursday night before  the race I was about ready to just cancel the trip. The hamstring had finally began to show some improvement after over a we ... Read on »
Tussey Mounainback 50 miler preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  It's not that I haven't thought about running this race eventually but it was certainly not on my schedule for 2013. After my DNF at Bighorn 100 miler due to hypothermia I ... Read on »