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Scott last won the day on July 7 2018

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  1. When I think about marathon training, I often hear in my head this Maria Bamford bit on what she calls "violent optimism": "My husband and I were talking about Diana Nyad. She swam from Cuba to Florida; a 1,000 miles; open water; without a shark cage. He said, 'Oh, man, I could never do that!'” "I said, 'Yes, you could!' "'Maria, she was an Olympic swimmer! She attempted five times! She almost died twice! I’m not a good swimmer! ... I also really don’t want to do it.' " Many times, I really don't want to do it.
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    any demons ?

    No love for Sebastian Cabot's It ain't me babe? I like the quote. I've been zooming out a lot this year on a lot of things. For the most part, I'm happy about it.
  3. I'm training for NJ, but haven't decided yet. I hit a funk (caught well and truly between worries about my children and the increasing mortality of the older people in my life), and skipped 3 of my runs last week. I'm back at it, though, and yeah, sometimes it's just a matter of getting both feet out the door.
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    RR: Rehoboth Seashore Pikermi

    Looks like a good race to me, especially so soon after your injury. Looking forward to what next year brings.
  5. I"m happy I had a chance to meet up with (and meet) you. Another great race and RR. You make it look so easy, but we know how much work you put into it. Congrats, again.
  6. Good race! I really liked B'klyn, too. Especially Greenpoint, which kind of surprised me with its enthusiasm.
  7. Sorry that you're not where you would have liked to have been at the starting line, but I think you'll find that slice of heaven somewhere in the experience. And many times when I'm in the frozen foods section of a grocery store, I think, "You could melt all this stuff."
  8. You had the self-awareness to recognize that something wasn't right, and made a difficult choice. It sounds like a good decision. And your letter to the group is gracious, positive, and to-the-point. On to 2019!
  9. I like MichaelV's ideas. I was going to suggest limit yourself to 3 runs/week so that you can think about things other than your next run, and you will always have a 2-day break somewhere in the week.
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    Ready or not, here I come

    Here's hoping you don't see me during the race. Safe travels.
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    NYC Ready!

    Glad to hear that the mojo's back. Having read your RRs, I feel like if you feel ready, then you're going to tear it up.
  12. It's funny about weather. In my head, every race I prepare for is run at 48 degrees with a thin, high layer of clouds and no wind. And then race day comes. What can you do except mark it down to bad timing? It's still frustrating, though. And you still came close even with your nutrient problems. Sub-4 is still doable, I think. And I discovered the same thing about those pills a few years ago. I gave up on them and started carrying orange slices, since I don't like gels. I seem to be able to take those without too much digestive stress.
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    It's a Race Report!

    Still only 4 minutes off of goal, which doesn't look insurmountable. Don't get too discouraged.
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    Distance first, then speed.

    Mrs. Dave and I have the same response to updating the family budget. And so-so runs or not, 6 consecutive days of running is something to feel pleased about.
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    Week 7: Trip to Telluride!

    A beautiful trip. I'm jealous.
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