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Half Marathon, California Style

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Way back in January, you may have read that I ran the Disney World Half Marathon in Florida with my friend Rosa. We ran it in honor of her certain birthday milestone with the intention completing Disney’s Coast to Coast Challenge (if you finish a Disney race in both Florida…

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How to Enjoy a Half Marathon

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It only took me four half marathons to discover the secret to an enjoyable race. Here’s the progression, race by race. Half Marathon #1: Disney World Marathon Weekend (January 2010) Finish Time: 1:58:38 (9:03/mile) Training: completed according to the plan Race Summary: Great running atmosphere with plenty of distracting hoopla,…

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Miles of Community

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Today was the Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K—a thrown down by WordPress to its community to complete a 3.1-mile–something (walk, run, bike, swim, etc.) during the week of April 4–10. The idea was to move about for 3.1 miles, then blog about it. We could then jump about the WP blogosphere…

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Five Thousand Meters

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If you need a little nudge in fitness department, WordPress has just push. The folks there have issued a fitness challenge for Sunday, April 10. They are encouraging the WordPress community to join them in completing a 5K (walk, run, bike, swim, etc.) and then blog about it. It’s called…

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Vote for My Hubster to Be Athlete of 2010!

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Let your voice be heard! Cast your vote to make my hubster (Mike Straza) Chicago Athlete magazine’s Clif Bar Athlete of the Year for 2010. (I. know. !!!) Mike was selected as the Clif Bar Athlete of the Month for the November/December issue of Chicago Athlete. All the 2010 athletes…

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Half Marathon Results: Just the Facts

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It’s official: I ran a half marathon. And so did Mike. My mind is aflutter with details and stats and humorous race day remembrances . . . where to begin? Let’s start with the facts, shall we? Later I’ll post a commentary of the experience, but this will give a…

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