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Phoenix Marathon 2017 – 2:44:59.69

I ended last season burnt-out, drained, and mentally checked out.  I got caught up in “Kona chasing” and it really got to my head when I did not qualify on multiple attempts. I quit training completely for two months- zero physical activity and contemplated hanging up the cleats for good. I chatted with George Gage, […]

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Boston Marathon 2014: #ElliotStrong

I had a lot on the line.  Days leading up to the event, the smack talk on Facebook began. The bet was placed: I’d have to evacuate from Arizona and grow a beard if I didn’t break three hours. I had to perform… or I could lose everything. Training: Preparing for the Boston Marathon was […]

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Phoenix Marathon: Like a Boss

A little tidbit before I begin: Three years ago, I ran my first marathon barely breaking the 4:30 barrier.  It was a huge accomplishment at the time just to finish and run 26.2 miles.  It still is one of my proudest moments crossing the line at my first marathon.  I’ve trained hard the past three […]

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California International Marathon 2012 : Sub 3 in the Sac

Ten days out from race day, I began checking the Sacramento forecast daily. With a week to go, there was a 60 percent chance of rain, overcast, with small wind gusts. Perfect running weather. It seemed like the conditions worsened each day. Three days away from the race, there was a 100 percent chance of […]

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I’m going to Boston!

Wow, I suck at blogging. I’ll try to be better at this… —— Earlier, this year I had qualified for Boston at the P.F. Chang’s Marathon with a 3:06:40. However, shortly after, Boston Athletic Association implemented a rolling admission system, allowing the fastest qualifiers to enter the earliest.  The 2012 Boston marathon “rolling registration dates” […]

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