Sunday, October 4, 2009


This is the "Great Lakes" Marathon summer! After April's Duathlon Nationals in VA I returned to marathoning, which has always brought me joy. I ran the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse Bay, MI on May 23rd--- along Lake Michigan. On June 20th, I ran my 44th marathon---the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN, winding along Lake Superior. I try to keep water in the scenery! On November 1, I am running the Marshall University Marathon in WV which finishes on the "We Are Marshall" football field. I watched the movie while riding my spin bike last week and cried through the whole thing! Dale Benedict (The Training Studio) is taking a group of runners that he has been training to this marathon, as well as several other fall marathons. On Saturday, I joined the group for the scheduled long run. I admit that though I was leary of the "walk break technique" they implement each mile, I am now a convert! Today, after my 20-miler, I feel fresh and energized. If you have ever wanted to run your first marathon or wish to improve a previous time, I highly recommend the Training Studio for realizing your potential. Best of all, the runs are well-organized with pace groups, water stops, and fun people. Contact: