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Training update 7-20-14 and whats coming ! by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Well, in a way there wasn't all that much training the past two weeks since two weeks ago was mostly a mini taper for Grandfather Mountain Marathon and this past week was a ... Read on »
Grandfather Mountain Marathon 2014 .And a little extra ! by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  I had another nice trip to the mountains in July for a fun race and a little escape from the heat of the flatlands. Arrived in town about 4 pm Friday and took a little driv ... Read on »
Grandfather Mountain Marathon Preview Part 2. The plan by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I'm feeling pretty excited for this years race. OK, I still get excited for most races so that's nothing new. I always look forward to a good time and making memories even w ... Read on »
Grandfather Mountain Marathon Preview Part one , my history. by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  A little hard to believe but I will returning for my 9th trip for the GMM this weekend. I made my first run there in 2003 and it was my 2nd marathon since I began  to get i ... Read on »
training update 7-6-2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon It's been two weeks since the last update so I thought I would fill you in on what I have been up to.  Quite a bit of training actually. The last week of June I had a 64 ... Read on »
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE REMAINDER OF 2014 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon After the awesome 1st half of the year I am looking forward now to an awesome 2nd half but it will be a bit different. and quite a bit different than I had plan back last Ja ... Read on »
Training update 6-21-14 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   Well, it has been two weeks since the Boogie 50 miler and I'm thinking maybe the recovery is at least complete enough that I can now begin to focus on the big goals that a ... Read on »
2014 review of the 1st 6 months. by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  I have nothing else planned for June so I guess it's ok to go ahead and post a review of the first half of the year and WOW, what a first half it has been.  I was a bit wor ... Read on »
The next phase or how I plan to train for the marathon pr attempt by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I have come close to a BQ a couple of times in the past year but nowhere near the pr but with good weather I think I would have been close at Myrtle Beach this year. Within ... Read on »
Ultraman has left the building..... temporarily. by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   Yes, I have decided it's time to change my focus, training and racing  and the new plan doesn't not include any ultra's for awhile.  Ok, let me explain. Like I mentione ... Read on »
Boogie 2014. by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  I was coming into the race this year full of confidence that my course pr from 2011 was going to fall based on how well my training and racing have been going this  first 6 ... Read on »
  A Short Boogie Quiz.  Que ... by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   A Short Boogie Quiz.  Question 1. A. My feet are killing me B. My quads are trashed C. My butt hurts. D. All of the above  Question 2. A. Did anyone get the ... Read on »
Boogie 2014 Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  I am excited and looking forward to returning to this 50 mile night time run after having to miss it last year while I was out in Wyoming. This of course is one of the MTC ... Read on »
3 Days At The Fair, some final thoughts. by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon It's been 2 weeks now and I am still struggling with putting the final words on this experience so I'm just going to ramble a little bit while I have some free time on my ha ... Read on »
3 Days at the Fair. Day 3 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  After eating I headed back around to my car. I didn't really want to stop now  at the beginning of another day but I felt like I really needed another nap so I set my alarm ... Read on »
3 Days At The Fair. Day 2 by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon  At the end of the first 24 hours and with 90 miles and a bit of a cushion , I allowed myself my first extended break having breakfast with the feet propped up on a picnic t ... Read on »
3 Days At The Fair. Day One by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   I had chosen to get a good nights sleep in a motel about 25 miles away from the race site knowing I was going to be dealing with sleep deprivation over the next 72 hours. ... Read on »
3 Days at the Fair Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon    So how does one run for 72 hours? I have no idea. This multi-day event will be a step into uncharted territory for me but I am eager to give it a try. I guess it's ... Read on »
Flying Pirate Half Marathon by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon The Schwag  This didn't go quite like I had hoped but despite blowing up I'm happy that I still gave it 100% effort. Well, I'm getting ahead of myself  ... Read on »
Flying Pirate Half Marathon -Preview by Joey A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   This one wasn't even on my radar at the beginning of the year, let alone on my race schedule but things change and I'm raring to go ! I was planning on doing something bet ... Read on »