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Ron Carino
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On the Move
We're going to be moving the Marathoning for Life blog posts over to a new site at WordPress. We've already posted the Rock n Roll New Orleans , DC and Dallas blogs and will work on slowly migrating the rest of the older blogs there.  We'll keep the www.mar...

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Character Building
I remember reading old Calvin and Hobbes comics. Every time Calvin was sent outside to shovel snow or wait in the rain for the school bus, his father referred to it as an opportunity for 'building character'.  This is the kind of stuff that comes to mind wh...

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Goals, Tools and Missions - Peninsula TNT Summer Team Week 1
When we started this blog, "Marathoning for Life" was a goal. We want to race as long as we are physically able and still have passion for the sport. The title also came to reflect how we use marathoning as a tool to keep us healthier.   Last week I was rem...

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When I Grow Up, I Want to be Just Like Nancy
Our friend/mentor/captain, Nancy, celebrates her 80 th birthday this year. Friends and family
convened to celebrate this milestone and more importantly, a transition into a new age group! Watch
out runners, this endurance athlete walker is going to give you...

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When I Grow Up, I Want to be Just Like Nancy
Our friend/mentor/captain, Nancy, celebrates her 80 th birthday this year. Friends and family
convened to celebrate this milestone and more importantly, a transition into a new age group! Watch
out runners, this endurance athlete walker is going to give you...

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Full Circle - Pre Season warm up for Team in Training Spring 2016
There's something comforting about track workouts in winter. The distances are defined. At the right place, the lights come on and this night, I had the the Woodside High School track to myself. The high school soccer team was using the field. I could stay ...

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Inspired by Greatness. Humbled by Humility - National Black Marathoners Association Induction Celebration
On December 12, 2015 the National Black Marathoners Association
(NBMA) inducted nine marathoners and ultramathoners as 2015 Hall of Fame
Honorees – three of whom we have the privilege to know. The official annual
summit and hall of fame banquet took place i...

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The Road to Rio - Rock n Roll Arizona 2016
Traveling for races means we're usually going to see friends. I can't even remember what it's like when we used to get to races by ourselves, not knowing anyone when we get there. Usually our race weekend starts when I take a picture of my suitcase and the ...

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In The Moment - Hot Chocolate San Francisco 15K, 2016
I know that some people will give me grief for calling a 15K race a 'down week'. It was our first event since early December and really my only speed training we've done other than the ill-advised unsupported 50K. When you look forward to seeing friends mor...

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Half of the battle is accepting that the change you're making is a good thing. The first person you have to convince is yourself.
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