Running in the Jacksonville Bank Marathon

2008 Jacksonville Bank Marathon

This was my second year running in this event though I did the half-marathon in 2007. In retrospect, I probably should have done the half-marathon in 2008 too. By the time I ran this event, I had completed a packed schedule of races and also just finished coaching for Team In Training, which brought the…

Running the Outback Distance Classic Half-Marathon

2008 Outback Distance Classic

The 2008 Outback Distance Classic is a Thanksgiving tradition here in Jacksonville, Florida. It starts at 8:00AM every year on Thanksgiving Day and this year was the 25th running of the race. There is also a 6k race that starts at the same time. The course winds around the St Johns River and under a…

2008 Nike Women's Marathon

2008 Nike Women’s Marathon

As a marathon coach for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program, I took a group of 32 runners to San Francisco to participate in the 2008 Nike Women’s Marathon and Half-Marathon. The event is a massive annual gathering for Team In Training fundraising groups. ┬áThere were groups from all over the United…

Before the Baltimore Marathon with Michele and Eric

2008 Baltimore Marathon

The Baltimore Running Festival includes several races: a marathon, half-marathon, team relay marathon, and a 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) race. Interestingly, all of these races are on the same course at the same time at some point in the event. Even more interestingly, the race directory pulls this off in a somewhat seamless fashion, allowing all…

2008 Marine Corps Half-Marathon

I did not originally plan to run the Marine Corps Half-Marathon this year but ended up scheduling it as a training run for the marathon team I was coaching for Team In Training. Looking back at it, I’m glad I did, because it was a fantastic run through some of my favorite parts of Jacksonville.…

Enjoying the post-race area with Jen after the Disney Marathon

2008 Disney Marathon

The 2008 Disney Marathon was my first marathon and by far my most memorable. The event is at Walt Disney World, so the location is fantastic and the weekend is totally enjoyable, even if only because there is so much to do around the property. The fact that it’s hosted on Disney property also leads…