Kevin

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Name: Kevin Pugh
Date registered: June 7, 2008
URL: http://puggerrunner.com

Latest posts

  1. New Year! — December 31, 2013
  2. My First DNS — November 25, 2013
  3. Dust Bowl Run — March 17, 2013
  4. Hi Again — February 17, 2013
  5. The Post-Race Funk — December 5, 2012

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  2. The Post-Race Funk — 1 comment

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Dec 31

New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and before heading out to celebrate, I poked into my blog. It was disheartening to realize that this is only my fourth post in 2013. Lots of ways to interpret that…you can make up your own story, but it is what it is…4 posts. Will 2014 be the year that I …

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Nov 25

My First DNS

It happened two months ago, but it’s worth documenting…my first “Did Not Start” (DNS). I was registered for the Big Sur Trail Marathon this fall, but I don’t know what I was thinking. Well, to be honest, I know what I was thinking. I was hoping that putting a race on the calendar, and paying …

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Mar 17

Dust Bowl Run

This week was a stabilizer week, before another bump up in mileage in the coming week. So, today’s long run was only 5.5mi, with some focused heart-rate targets as a main set. What I thought would be a relaxing run on a sunny and warm afternoon turned into my own little adventure race. It could …

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Feb 17

Hi Again

The first miles of 2013 have officially gone into the training journal today. Yes, you read that correctly. I know it’s halfway through February, and yes, this was my first run of the year. In fact, it’s my first run since November, and only my third run since my last marathon on September 8th. This …

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Dec 05

The Post-Race Funk

No, it’s not a dance. Well, it’s a dance in my head maybe. It’s back-and-forth between what I want, what I know I should do to accomplish it, and what I’m actually doing instead. By that, I mean: not running. It’s been nearly 3-months since the Salmon Marathon, and I’ve gotten myself out the door …

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Sep 15

Salmon Marathon 2012 for State #11

11 down, 39 to go! Idaho is checked off the list, as I completed the Salmon Marathon, from Tendoy (the birthplace of Sacagawea) to Salmon, ID. While my performance did not meet my expectations, leaving me feeling disappointed, frustrated, angry, and defeated…anytime I can run a marathon, I really am full of gratitude, although this …

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Sep 07

Gratitude to family

The ways my family supports me are countless. Bethany constantly helps to encourage me to stick with my training plan, even when I’m tempted to do otherwise. In fact, I wouldn’t even have this training plan and coach if it weren’t for Bethany. She was the mastermind behind organizing and galvanizing family and friends to …

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Sep 02

Week #33 – Race Week!

Six days until race day, and the final week of the taper phase is under way. This morning, I had a great 10-mile run at sunrise, and had no pain or discomfort from my nagging Achilles injury! With four mile-repeats, and 2-min recovery segments after each, I covered the 10-miles in a comfortable 1:30, with …

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Aug 30

A fabulous night for a moon-run

Feeling discouraged about this nagging Achilles issue, and having skipped my last run to let it rest, I impulsively went out for a run at 9pm tonight with no expectations. I just had to know how it would feel, and I was prepared to stop right away if I felt any discomfort. Boy, was I …

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Aug 23

Peak training phase – week #31

On Sunday, I completed a nice 22-mile training run along Coal Creek Trail with target heart-rate sets. Specifically, in the second half of the run, I was scheduled to include a main set of seven 1-mile repeats at a high zone 3 heart-rate. I was able to stay relaxed for most of the run, and …

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