I have to let y’all know that my favorite way to see a new city is to walk around. The problem is that normally I only see the downtown area by doing this. Enter a local race, like the Pittsburgh Marathon. Even with a new course this year, the marathon in Pittsburgh, PA will take… Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon
I’m not quite ready to race this winter so am focusing on two very important spring races. I wrote about them previously but here is a vlog about where I’ll be this spring. Are you running Blue Ridge or Pittsburgh? If so, get in touch!
I was going to give each race its own separate post but somehow yesterday was lost in church work and a few other things that had to be done. Consequently, here are the two big races I have planned for the first half of this year and why I love running each. I will be… Continue reading Roanoke and Pittsburgh, Here I Come!
The second half of the Pittsburgh Marathon saw me with the 5:30 pace group. This time would still be a PR for me so I was okay with being here. I spent some of the time chatting with a pregnant woman who was talking about roller derby. I overheard her talking about teams from Central… Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon – The Last 13.1
The race itself is recapped in this post and the next as I am wordy. All race photos were taken by my kids (either my daughter or my son). Most were taken in Bloomfield , between miles 22 and 23. Being in the last corral – or even in the corral in front of me,… Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon – First 13.1
Just a warning! This recap is going to come in pieces. This is the first part and doesn’t even get me to the starting line. Alarms when I am out of town are great. I have no problems waking to one. The problem the morning of the Pittsburgh Marathon was what side of the… Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon – Pre-Race
I laugh as I have been asked many times. Why are you running in Pittsburgh? There are at least three races much closer to home, including my home town half marathon, the same day. Why are you going to Pittsburgh? You cannot even type the emphasis people put on the word Pittsburgh either. It is… Continue reading Why Pittsburgh?
I cannot believe that my third marathon – Pittsburgh – will be in eight weeks. Better than that, my fourth marathon will be in 11 weeks. What was I thinking? I am just about to start my peak weeks of training. I have a 50 mile week on the schedule this week. I am excited… Continue reading Eight Weeks
Today I stepped out of my comfort zone – way out of it. I follow the Pittsburgh Marathon on Twitter. I am planning, as soon as I have the money, on registering for the marathon on May 6th. I am hoping they do not sell out before then. So today I applied to be a… Continue reading Comfort Zone