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Embrace Running 080: Running Forever

This week, we talk about Orville’s rules for running forever. Registration for RnR Las Vegas half of a half is open. A running comic about running long distances and avoiding “the Blerch”. Annette from Denmark ran 366 marathons in 365 days. Our race report for the 415 mile race. And our week in training.

This week, we talk about Orville’s rules for running forever. Registration for RnR Las Vegas half of a half is open. A running comic about running long distances and avoiding “the Blerch”. Annette from Denmark ran 366 marathons in 365 days. Our race report for the 415 mile race. And our week in training.

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6 replies on “Embrace Running 080: Running Forever”

I'm curious why you haven't considered Napa Marathon (early March) instead of CIM again (or both). Napa Marathon is a beautiful course that's capped at, I think, 2400 runners and nearly always has great weather. I've run it twice (once as a race and another as a pacer for a friend), and I'd much rather do it again than run CIM with its sketchy past on weather and not very interesting scenery. Just my two cents.

With that said, Big Sur is also very beautiful and might be too tough to run a month after Napa. My wife is running Big Sur for her third marathon and pace-wise is just a little behind where Mark is.

Brian,

Not sure why we overlook Napa. 2400 seems like a nice number of people. We kind of like CIM, for its fast course, and low price. And with it in December it really doesn't conflict with other races. Doing CIM and then Napa seems like a good idea, just not this year since we have Big Sur.
Good luck to your wife at Big Sur maybe we'll see her out there.

the "bring the mile" movement is well… just that… trying to bring the mile back as a running event. i am a marathoner, half, 10k, and 5k runner…middle of the packer. i am loving the mile race. it is a great test of your fitness level. its a distance that you obviously cannot all out sprint… but you dont have the miles you set a comfy pace either. i havent quite figured out how to run this race the best i can… but i am going to keep trying! i strongly reccommend you guys try one. we go to the harrisburg mile each year in mid july and just last year our hometown, pittsburgh started one in mid august. wheeling, wv also has one in august. most run heats by age and/or times, ending with the elites. it is awesome watching the elites run an under 4 minute mile (or close).
and i have 4 pairs of the brooks pure flow! i love them!
enjoy the podcast!

Laurie,

It seems like we are hearing more and more about the mile lately, just read an article about it in the newest issue of Runner's World. It would be a whole new race strategy. Would be too worried to be the last finisher of the heat. Definitely keeping my eye on the Brooks PureFlow just need to find them at a discount. Thanks for listening.

when i ran the pittsburgh mile last year… i registered for the winning at 40+, which is the competitive heat for 40 and older. criteria was being able to run under an 8 min mile. since i hover around 7 min…i signed right up. i came in 80/91…2nd to last in my age group… very very humbling experience. and the interesting thing is i PRed with a 6:53! my fastest mile ever! and i almost came in last! it is amazing how fast some ladies in their 40s and 50s are! i guess they maintain their fast twitch muscles from chasing after their children…lol!
you guys gotta try it! it is a very fun race!

Laurie,
You have definitely piqued our interest in the mile. We now have that race distance on our bucket list. We talk quite a bit about the mile on our upcoming episode.

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