For only the second time in my marathoning experience, I drove to a race by myself without knowing anyone else who was running the same event. Usually, I like to experience these things with others but this time was a little different. I had a great time at the Piedmont 8 Hour Run and I'll likely do it again just for the great lunch!

Piedmont 8 Hour

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

 

 

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$105 for a half marathon? That's what happened when I procrastinated with registering. So I'm going to run the Richmond 8k instead. That and more in this episode. Thanks for downloading the show!
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This is part 2 of the same conversation with Ashland Tom and Ashland Bryan regarding Tom's DNF at a 100 miler.

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Ashland Tom covered 81.2 miles on the Pine Creek trail in northern Pennsylvania. The only problem was the race was 100 miles so he was a DNF. Tom's not too sad about it as he's already planning to try again. This episode is about Tom and his post race analysis of his effort. The show will be in two parts. Thanks for listening.

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Along with my Ashland running buddies, I ran the 10th annual Patrick Henry Half Marathon. Not my best effort but I made it to the finish line after coming close to quitting. This show has a race report from that and some commentary about standing/sitting/kneeling when our national anthem is played.

This show also has some final thoughts before I head out to help Ashland Tom run the Pine Creek Challenge 100 mile ultramarathon in Pennsylvania.

One of the listeners to the show has written an eBook about food compulsion. Here's the link:
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Ashland Tom and I did the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50k on August 6, 2016 in King George, Virginia. 

We finished but it was ugly. I made some rookie mistakes with foot care and am paying for it now. At least my nipples didn't bleed. At this point I'm not sure which is worse.
Listen to the show for all the details. This was my 30th marathon and Tom's 49th. 

Thanks for listening to the show! I can be contacted at ashlanddave@gmail.com


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I spent a few weeks in Italy with my immediate and extended families. Lots of audio clips in this episode about our adventures. I took three weeks off from work. I've never been off that long. I highly recommend it even if you don't go anywhere!

Thanks for listening to the show! I can be contacted at ashlanddave@gmail.com


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Spartan Race events have become a movement. The Spartan Race co-founder, Joe De Sena, has a new book called Spartan Fit! The first chapter has been released online and is available at the link below. Check it out. 

All listeners to the show can get 10% off any Spartan Race by using the code SPARTANBLOGGER when registering for any race. Also, the first listener who follows the instructions in the podcast will get a FREE race entry to any open heat (non-confirmed start time) Spartan Race in the continental United States. This is almost a $100 value!

Also in this show: some notes about the inspirational college distance runner, Kayla Montgomery, who has MS but still does endurance running. I also talk some about the Invictus games and get into a little poetry.

Thanks for listening! I can be contacted at ashlanddave@gmail.com


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This is one of the first podcasts I produced. It's pretty bad production wise but the interview content with Tom Grant is great. You have to be a real fan of the podcast to suffer through this one!

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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Tom Grant is a Boston qualifier, a marathon maniac and a regular running partner of mine. He's also one of Ashland's local ultrarunners.

Tom and I have covered probably a few thousand miles together over the years. Tom is training for his first 100 miler and right now that's probably the most exciting thing going on in the Center of the Universe!

In this episode, Tom and I go along for a run and talk about his upcoming race, his training, and what keeps him motivated to do the long stuff.

I also briefly recap the 38th Ashland Railroad Run. Thanks for listening!

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