Sunday, February 24, 2019

Flying Pig Marathon Training - Week 10 - Weekly Running Update: February 24, 2019

Hi Everyone!

hope you are doing well.


How's everyone's training going? Any recent races or training for one, which one(s)?


This week, I am mixing up my schedule a bit. Scheduled for 25 weekly miles, long run of 8. I signed up for a 5 mi race on Saturday, will try to front load my week a bit and taper if possible. We'll see how that goes. 


Q: How do you handle weekly miles when you have a race shorter than your scheduled "long run" ? 


My Week in Training: 


Monday: 11 miles!? Yes, "only" scheduled for 5, but did 11. Day off from work helped. Sunday, rested, hydrated, did have a few drinks, but ok this morning. Slept in till 6. ;) Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and over to the trail around 8. My trail Pennypack Creek. Park in the middle (Welsh and Terwood) To the more wooded side (ByBerry Rd) and back. Fueled at 5 mi. Hydrated as I passed my car at 5.25. Pacing at the mid point 8:32. Over to the more gradual incline towards Rockledge Park and back. Faded to 8:36. Didn't feel much energy to push it on the way back on the decline as I sometimes do. Overall could still feel Saturday's 14 miler, calves a bit tight, but decent overall. Happy to get a head start on this week's miles! 

Trail pics are from mile markers .75-.50. Getting close to being done capturing 5.25-0.0 every .25!
Full Pics
Tuesday: 4 miles before work. In bed by 9:30, but not a good night's sleep. Up several times, and up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door by 6:05. Temps 24, wind chill 19. No issues with the temp. Plan was to pace around 8:30. Through mile 1, 8:10, through worst of the hills 8:20. ok. going to try to maintain there. faded a bit. Feeling yesterday, but better than expected.

During my cool down, a random neighbor stopped me to tell me she sees me everyday and finds it inspiring, wishes she could do that. I thanked her, and let her know it all started with a walk. Hope that helps inspire further.
Wednesday: 3.11 miles before work. This is where it's good to write things down before you forget. I don't remember two days ago, busy at work and didn't circle back after. I do remember posting tired and tight shins/calves. Well, according to my watch 5.25 hrs sleep (10-4), my goal is 7 (or close to). Coffee/work out/foam roll, out the door by 6:10. Mile 1 8:18 before the hills. Usually lose 10 after the hills. Maintained. Right shin and calf tight, can't be from changing my schedule could it, nah.. Will be wearing KT Tape, CEP compression socks, and stretching (at least a bit) for a few days.
Thursday: 1 mile before work. Went to bed on time, but slept until my alarm and was a bit tired to get started. Coffee, work out, foam roll, and out around 6:10. Snow run! Snowed yesterday 10-4, followed by 3 hrs of freezing rain. A nice ice coating on top! The roads were plowed and warmed up overnight, center of the road was clear, but sides and sidewalks not so much. A normal 1 miler, I would try for 7:30-8 pace. Had to use an alternate route with more hills, plus yaktrax. KT Tape and compression socks since yesterday, feeling slightly better, but could feel the hills. Pacing 8:15 down to 8:10. 
Friday: 1 mile before work. Decent night's rest, in bed on time, but woke up a few times throughout, up at my normal time. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, out the door by 6:15. All that snow from Wed, gone! 50 degrees and sun will do that! Dressed comfortably. Able to do my normal 1 mi route. Up hill, level, down hill, uphill, level, incline. Goal was to pace at a comfortable 8. 2 min mark at 7:45, maintain and comfortable 7:50's. Maybe too comfortable, lost track of pace. Felt good most of the way, right shin/calf could feel it at the end.
Saturday: 5 miles. The Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler. Sorry.. no race day details. Race day info will be in a separate post! 
Sunday: 3.11 miles. Rest day. Usually just one for the streak, and only needed one to get my weekly miles in. Legs feeling good for a Sunday. Usually feel Sat long run, but since the schedule was mixed up this week, feeling better than usual for a Sunday. Felt like playing in the rain. Coffee, hydrate, foam roll, out the door a bit after 8. Goal was to pace 8:15-8:30. Mile 1, 8:00, 8:15 after the worst hills. Comfortably paced to maintain. 38 degrees and misty, felt good. Plan to take it easy, hydrate, and get a good night's rest before tomorrow's 7 miler.
This was week 10 marathon training, (a variation this week) using the below plan.
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield

Weekly Summary:
Miles: scheduled 25 mi / completed 27 mi 
Strength training: scheduled 80 min/ completed  114 min
Foam roll:  7 days
Hydration goal met: 7 days 


Spring Schedule 

03.31.19 - The Love Run! Love the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon! Check out my review from last yr, here.   Use code LOVEBR10 for 10% off!

04.06.19 - Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia. Use code BRHCPhilly to receive a free smart phone arm band. Check out my preview, here. 

05.05.19 - Broad Street Run! - Love this race, but won't be doing it this year. Sometimes you have to pass on repeat things to try something new! My review from last year, here.  

05.05.19 - Flying Pig Marathon! I am officially booked. Looks like a fun themed race, a great spring challenge, and somewhere I've never been (Cincy, Oh)! Hope to also check out Indiana and Kentucky while I'm out there! 

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 
If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave: Joe G

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Food Groove Mission: Super Food Bites!

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Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well!

I am excited to announce that I've been enjoying Food Groove Mission's Super Food Bites!
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These energy bite snacks are great to eat at almost any time.

Mid morning/afternoon: I could either use a nap at work, or a quick pick me up. Think it would be frowned upon if I took a nap while on the clock. lol..

Mother Earth: Berries, seeds, nuts! 
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Holy Truffle Punch: Dark chocolate and dates!
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These are the perfect pre/post run snack! Or if you're doing an ultra or tri, mid workout snack! I have a sensitive stomach, would never try anything new on long run day without a trial run, trial run: no issues!

Nutty Adventurer: Peanut butter goodness!
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Love that the bags are resealable! So often, I only want a bite or two of something (such as a protein bar), you can have a few bites and don't have to worry about re-wrapping them in another bag or container!

These are the perfect travel snack! Would definitely pack these for a hike or road trip!
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Flying Pig Marathon Training - Week 9 - Weekly Running Update: February 17, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well. How's training going, what races are we training for? Any weather issues? In SE PA this week we had light snow one day, and freezing rain affecting two days.

My Week in Training:

Monday: 7 miles before work. Went to bed early, but tossed and turned for a while. Good intentions, but just wasn't ready yet. Up a few min before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door by 6. Second Monday in a row doing 7, still taking some adjusting to neighborhood hills, plus, today there was snow. Some streets were coated, some were clear, but mostly coated. Yaktrax day. With no snow, 8:30 would be my goal comfort pace, tried to maintain near that today. Close, but  definitely wasn't comfortable with the layers and yaktrax, extra effort for sure.
Tuesday: 3.11 miles before work. Monday, decent night sleep, went to bed early with no issues. Up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll and out the door by 6. Forecast overnight was snow to wintry mix, 1-3 inches. Well, roads were clear, sidewalks had a light powder coating. Double checked the streets. Wet, clear, with minimal black ice. Went out without the yaktrax. Cautious, first mile (mostly street) felt good. Mile 2 is all sidewalk, slowed down through the hills, but able to pick it up after, cautious, but felt safe enough and tried to have a plan if I were to fall. Mile 3 is combo of street and sidewalks. Probably could have redone my route to be all street, but hate going up and down the same streets mult times. Like the change in scenery, elevation, etc.
Wednesday: 4 miles before work. Yesterday's forecast for wintry mix. It really started shortly after yesterday's run. Wintry mix all yesterday morning through early afternoon. Turned to rain late afternoon. The center of the road was clear this morning, but sides and sidewalks still covered in frozen slush. Yaktrax day. Goal was to pace at 8:30. Through .8 ish felt good. Sidewalks/hills from .8-2, 8:35 ish, got it back to pace once I returned to the streets. Up and down streets from 2-4. Temps going up today. Yes, I wore shorts. (wear pants closer to mid 20's).
Thursday: 1 mile before work. Could of used more sleep. Stayed up a few min past my normal bed time, plus this is my on-call week for work, they called at 4 am. Worked on an issue until 5. Coffee, work out (slowly), hydrate, and out the door by 6:15. Not that energized, but tried to get breathing going before take off. 1 min notifications, at 1 min was where to be expected for the initial hill, 2nd was getting closer to where I want it. under 7:45, got it close to 7:30, but didn't have the energy to maintain there. There was also a few sidewalks (along a busy rd, have to stick to sidewalk) that were not shoveled. Plenty had melted since yesterday, but untreated spots refroze. grrr.
Friday: 5 miles before work. Up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door by 6. Heat wave! 40 this morning, going up to 60 later. Feeling the hills, comfortable pace of 8:30 most of the way.
Saturday: 14 miles. Long run day, trail day, yay! Was in bed by 9:30 last night, up before my alarm. Coffee, hydrate, morning routine.. Stomach growling a bit, light breakfast. Don't really like eating breakfast, but for some reason my stomach knows its long run day before it's time to get going. Light breakfast on 10+ days. Foam roll and over to the trail by 7:15. My trail Pennypack Creek. Park in the middle (Welsh and Terwood Rd). To the more wooded side first to ByBerry Rd and back. Fueled around 5 mi. Hydrated as I pass my car at 5.25. To the more gradual side (Rockledge Park)and back, fueled again at 10 mi, hydrated as I pass my car (10.5), to the other side for 2 more and back.  Started out slightly fast, but after a few minutes settled in to a comfortable pace. Tempting to pick it up early, but resisted. Goal was to pace at 9. Hung in the 8:50's. Faded to 9:04 through the inclines and back down to 9. The last 2 miles I thought about picking it up for splits but didn't do much.
Full trail Pics select link
Sunday: 1 mile. Rest day, one for the streak. Run Streak day 1,121.Saturday, was up way past my normal bed time. During the week, 9-9:30. Was up closer to 1 am! Went to a concert last night, Boyz II Men! We had a great time. Up around 6:30 this morning, but slow moving. Coffee, reading the news, etc, foam roll and out the door around 8:30.Usually try to do a little speed work on one mile day, but wasn't expecting much. Could feel yesterday's run and a bit tired. Started out working on cadences, could feel the hill. But at the one min mark, first alert started with a 6! Lost my cadence for a bit, out of breath, got it back together. Faded a bit, but was going aim to finish at 7:30, a few seconds off, but overall went much better than expected. Goal for the remainder of the day is to get some rest, hydrate, have fun, but not too much, may try to do another long run on Monday, have to mix up next week's schedule a bit! 

This was week 9 marathon training, using the below plan.
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield

Weekly Summary:
Miles: scheduled 33 mi / completed 35 mi
Strength training: scheduled 80 min/ completed  105 min
Foam roll:  7 days
Hydration goal met: 7 days 


Spring Schedule 

03.31.19 - The Love Run! Love the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon! Check out my review from last yr, here.   Use code LOVEBR10 for 10% off!

04.06.19 - Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia. Use code BRHCPhilly to receive a free smart phone arm band. Check out my preview, here. 

05.05.19 - Broad Street Run! - Love this race, but won't be doing it this year. Sometimes you have to pass on repeat things to try something new! My review from last year, here.  

05.05.19 - Flying Pig Marathon! I am officially booked. Looks like a fun themed race, a great spring challenge, and somewhere I've never been (Cincy, Oh)! Hope to also check out Indiana and Kentucky while I'm out there! 

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 
If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave: Joe G

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Flying Pig Marathon Training - Week 8 - Weekly Running Update: February 10, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well. How's everyone's training going? Any races recently or coming up, which ones? How's weather treating you? We had a few spring like days, but it's back to reality here in SE PA.

This was week 8 of marathon training for me. 

My Week in Training: 

Monday: 7 miles before work. This was my first 7 miler around my neighborhood in a long time, and the first time doing it before work. Was not looking fwd to it for multiple reasons. 1. My neighborhood has plenty of hills, prefer trails as distance goes up. 2. Already getting up early, have to ensure that I am, so I can be done and cleaned up before work (7:15). 3. Am trying to get a good night's rest for morning runs, but Sunday was the Super Bowl. Stayed up past my bed time, but didn't get crazy, behaved myself beer wise. Up before my alarm, started to toss and turn, but then started thinking I could get ahead of schedule. ok, I'm up. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, out the door before 6. Today's goal was to maintain my comfortable pace beginning to end, don't get tempted to push it early. First minute alert was slow, second was fast, then settled in. Worst of the hills, faded to 8:35, but able to get it back. Maintained my 8:30 pace throughout. Wasn't looking fwd to today since I saw it on my schedule, but wasn't bad.
Tuesday: 3.11 miles before work. Monday night, got an excellent night's sleep. Up a few min before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door by 6. Based on how I was feeling beforehand, was planning/hoping to do a comfortable 8:15 5k pace. Mile 1 felt good. worst of the hills went up to 8:22. Worked on breathing/pacing to get it back down and maintain, then I heard the alert at 8:12 with .6 to go. Pushed it slightly harder to get it to 8:10. Overall, felt great.
Wednesday: 4 miles before work. Tues, was up slightly past my bed time. Actually slept until my alarm clock this morning, a rarity. Tired and groggy. Coffee, slow start to my workout but got it done in time, foam roll, hydrate, and out the doory by 6. Initially, thought this was going to be a through the motions type of day. Trying to keep a positive attitude, try to get the circulation going, at least work on breathing/pacing/cadences. Well, that did the trick. Felt great most of the way.
Thursday: 1 mile before work. Last night, got a little bit of extra rest. "Accidently" took a nap after dinner. We had a movie on that I clearly had no interest in. lol.. Went to bed a few min later than usual and took a few min to fall back to sleep, but definitley got some extra rest. Felt refreshed. Coffee, workout, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door. 1 mile day, I base most of my effort on the first few alerts. My run starts with a slight hill. I could sense early that it would be over doing it a bit to try for 7:30. Decided to pace and maintain for 7:45.
Friday: 5 miles before work. decent night's rest. Up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll. Was a few min late heading out. Goal is to start by 6. Was a few min late, TMI: "morning routine" a few min off. Not feeling completely energized/limber, goal was to do 8:20 pace, but without overdoing it. First mile felt better than expected. Going into the hills in mi 1-2, trying to pace and conserve energy, 8:25 after the worst of the hills. Working on breathing through and after, got it back to 8:20. Light rain started, but temps were nice. Started to feel invigorating. Felt good most of the way. 5 min late to work, but I blame my routine, not running. lol..
Saturday: 12 miles. Long run day, trail day, yay! The past week, we have experienced spring like weather. 30's in the am, 50's in the afternoon. Well, that came to an end! lol... Back to reality, winter running. Today's temps low 20's with a wind chill in the single digits. A few different layers than the past few days. Went to bed early, good night's rest. Up way before my alarm. Taking my time to get over there around 7 ish. Coffee, light breakfast, foam roll, hydrate. Over to the trail closer to 7:15. My trail Pennypack Creek. Mid parking lot (Welsh and Terwood Rd). Did the more wooded side first (to Byberry Rd) and back. Pacing was 8:25 to about mid point. (5 mi). Fueled at around 5.5. Bumped into an old friend that was going in the opposite direction. Turned around. (I have to make up 1.5 ish somewhere anyway). Did a couple miles from the mid point towards Byberry again, talking a bit. A bit further than what I would have to make up. Eventually parted ways and turned back. Pacing at 8:34. Back towards mid point. Passed my car at 8 mi (usually 5.25), failed to hydrate. I keep saying this, I need to work on hydrating. Towards the more gradual incline for 2 (fueling again at 10 mi) and back. Pace faded a bit more. Worked on cadences a bit, but seemed like an 8:40 pace day.
Pics are from mile markers 1.25-1.0 (link for full trail pics).
Sunday: 1 mile. Rest day, one for the streak. Run Streak day 1,114. Slow to get moving. Slept in until 6:45. Joints cracking before even stretching. Coffee, hydrate, stretch and foam roll. Not feeling very limber, felt like it was going to be a 7:45-8 pace day. Stepped out. Started practicing breathing before taking off. First short/step hill, alert shortly after started with a 6. Ok, I'm pushing it today. Worked on cadences throughout. Faded and felt it, but felt great to get some speed work in. A few light chores today, will rest after. Chance of snow tonight. Hopefully tomorrow's run isn't impacted too much. 
This was week 8 marathon training, using the below plan.
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield

Weekly Summary:
Miles: scheduled 31 mi / completed 33 mi
Strength training: scheduled 80 min/ completed 107 min
Foam roll:  7 days
Hydration goal met: 7 days 


Spring Schedule 

03.31.19 - The Love Run! Love the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon! Check out my review from last yr, here.   Use code LOVEBR10 for 10% off!

04.06.19 - Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia. Use code BRHCPhilly to receive a free smart phone arm band. Check out my preview, here. 

05.05.19 - Broad Street Run! - Love this race, but won't be doing it this year. Sometimes you have to pass on repeat things to try something new! My review from last year, here.  

05.05.19 - Flying Pig Marathon! I am officially booked. Looks like a fun themed race, a great spring challenge, and somewhere I've never been (Cincy, Oh)! Hope to also check out Indiana and Kentucky while I'm out there! 

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 
If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave: Joe G

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Flying Pig Marathon Training - Week 7 - Weekly Running Update: February 3, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well.

How's training going, what race(s) are you training for? How did everyone do through the Polar Vortex? Indoor/outdoor training?

This was week 7 of marathon training for me, a bit chilly for a few days.

My Week in Training:

Monday: 6 miles before work. Sunday was a very relaxing day. No grueling chores to do. Got an excellent night's rest. No Sunday Funday beers while watching sports. Up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll and out the door by 6. Comfortable pace. 8:20 before the hills, maintained 8:30 throughout. Temp dipped after I started. lol.. The app said 30 as I got dressed, but 22 by the end (30 vs 20's is a difference in me wearing pants.. lol). Chilly during the cool down. 
Tuesday: 3.11 miles before work. Went to bed early, which sometimes back fires. Up before 4. Took my time, but wide awake/felt good. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door by 6. First mile felt pretty good. Going into my least fav hill (mi 1-2), 7:55 pace, 8:05 after. Paced through it, trying to conserve energy, pleasantly surprised after. Hills throughout my run, but this one plays a big factor in my neighborhood runs. Maintained remainder of the way. 
Wednesday: 4 miles before work. Not a good night's rest. Had to work for a few at 9, not late, but went to bed at 10 and was up for a bit. Woke up after midnight with a stomach issue, up till about one, not comfortable. Woke up for the day a few min before my alarm clock. 4:45. Coffee, work out, hydrate, and out the door around 6:20. A few min later than usual, but its my work from home day. Just have to be done/cleaned up by 7:30. Tight and tired throughout. mile 1 was about 8:15, 8:30 after the hills and maintain. A bit chilly out, but proper layers. Didn't need a face mask, close, but not today.
Thursday: 1 mile before work. Decent night's rest. Woke up at 4, able to fall back to sleep till 5. Work called 1 min after my alarm. lol.. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll. Out the door around 6:15. A bit chilly out. 1 degree (wind chill -9). Proper layers, chose full face mask over fogged glasses. A bit tight to start, but happy with my pace. Yesterday we had some snow, wasn't sure if I'd have to alter my route, but the roads were clear. Able to continue onto my normal 1 mi route that utilizes a sidewalk along a busy road. Along the way, my fingers began to freeze a bit. Two layers of gloves (I admit, my second layer were some old regular gloves that could use replacing). mi 1 was under 8, but couldn't feel my fingertips to stop my watch or phone. Had to continue on until I was inside my home to pause/stop. I won't complain about the cold, making the most of it, the mid west has it much worse.
January/ Year to date: 127 miles. Runstreak day: 1,104. Also completed a hill challenge on Strava: 2000+ meters (6883 ft ascent). Just checking how my neighborhood hills stack up against others. Believe me, I rarely seek extra hills. lol.. But hey, hills are good for you, right?! :)
Friday: 5 miles before work. Got a good night's rest. Up before my alarm. Coffee, work out, hydrate, foam roll, and out the door around 6. Still a bit chilly out, but scheduled for 5 and going to get my 5 in before work. Proper layers. Hands felt ok at first, only wore my running gloves to start and brought my extra gloves just in case. Fingers did eventually sting for a bit, but was concentrating more on breathing and form, didn't want to clumsily grab my extra gloves. Continued on. 8:15 ish before my least fav hills, 8:25 after and maintained throughout. My hands did warm up after 15 min or so. 
Saturday: 7 miles. Long run day, trail day, yay! Well.sorta yay. Snow yesterday, warming up today but still a bit chilly this early. The roads were fine, but trail was still covered. #yaktrax day. Took my time getting ready. A few min later than usual. Head out, car was frosted shut. another slight delay. Over to the trail a little after 7:30. Bundled up and wearing yaktrax. My trail Pennypack Creek. Park in the middle (welsh and terwood rd). Did the more gradual incline side first to Rockledge Park and back. Passed my car at 5.25, didn't bother to hydrate. Over to the other side of the trail for a few min and back. From the start, could tell pace was going to be affected. 8:45 and not getting any easier. Faded a bit to the 8:50's. Gave up trying to get it down, just going along for the ride. Tight from being bundled up and extra effort for the snow/yaktrax. Fingers stung for a few minutes as well, but warmed up. Fun times. :)
Trail pics/vid are from mile markers 1.75-1.5
Full pics
Sunday: 1 mile. Rest day, one for the streak. Run Streak day 1,107. Slept in 'till almost 6am! I'm such a slacker.. lol.. Took my time getting ready. Temps going up, but not waiting any longer to head out. 7:30. Sunny, not that cold. Forgot my headphones! Didn't bother turning around for them. Worked on breathing/pacing. Felt good, but I prefer to have my headphones as well. Taking it easy remainder of rest day, tonight's the super bowl, still going try to get a good nights rest somehow. Monday's are going up a mile this week. 
This was week 7 marathon training, using the below plan.
Image from Coach Jenny Hadfield

Weekly Summary:
Miles: scheduled   25 mi / completed   27 mi
Strength training: scheduled  80 min/ completed 105 min
Foam roll:  7 days
Hydration goal met: 6 days (hydrated after my long run but slacked later)


Spring Schedule 

03.31.19 - The Love Run! Love the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon! Check out my review from last yr, here.   Use code LOVEBR10 for 10% off!

04.06.19 - Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia. Use code BRHCPhilly to receive a free smart phone arm band. Check out my preview, here. 

05.05.19 - Broad Street Run! - Love this race, but won't be doing it this year. Sometimes you have to pass on repeat things to try something new! My review from last year, here.  

05.05.19 - Flying Pig Marathon! I am officially booked. Looks like a fun themed race, a great spring challenge, and somewhere I've never been (Cincy, Oh)! Hope to also check out Indiana and Kentucky while I'm out there! 

Good luck to everyone with training! Kick some butt! 
If you do any races, please remember to review them on ! Your opinions help other runners decide what races to run!  Follow me on BibRave: Joe G

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