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2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend – Sunday

On Sunday, May 5th, I participated in the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. This was my second Pittsburgh marathon, after running the 2012 race, and my sixth marathon distance overall. Last year, I finished in 5:47:20, my slowest marathon … Continue reading

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2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend – Friday

Instead of writing one obnoxiously gigantic post about my marathon weekend, I’ve decided to break it up into a few. After all, this was a three day affair. I was asked weeks before the marathon if I would be able … Continue reading

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It All Comes Down to This.

Well, here I am. It’s finally race weekend. I’ve spent the last eighteen weeks training for one single goal: a 4:30 marathon. I’m a race and marathon veteran at this point, but I can’t remember ever being this nervous and … Continue reading

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38th Annual Spring Thaw

Last Saturday was the 38th annual Spring Thaw, which is a 10, 15, and 20 mile race held at North Park. I signed up for the 10 mile race this year, because it fell perfectly in conjunction with my marathon … Continue reading

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2013 Races

I’ve updated my future races page… am I missing anything?? It’s going to be a bizzy, bizzy year. The races I’m most looking forward to are, in order: Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon – you know, for reasons like attempting … Continue reading

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2013, or the Year Lora Punches in the Face

So I got that handy-dandy “year in blogging” report that WordPress thoughtfully pulls together for everyone. Somehow it was less than stellar, since I only posted 28 times in 2012. 28 times? Damn, Africa, what happened? Remember the million times … Continue reading

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2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

On Sunday, May 6th, I completed the 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. What started out as a bucket list item years ago can finally be checked off the list: I’m a marathoner. I’m in that 1% of the population. … Continue reading

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First Marathon: Done!

Well, I did it! On Sunday I officially became a Runner of Steel after completing the 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Despite my feeling of dread for weeks leading up to race day, I would run this again in … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feature!

I’m featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today! The reporter was looking for first-time marathon trainees to share their training experience in the mild winter weather, so I signed up. I had a brief phone interview last Wednesday, and then met … Continue reading

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Run Shadyside 5k

[I’m just going to go ahead and pretend like I haven’t allowed a four month gap to happen here at Loratastic and bludgeon on with some race recaps. Hooray!] On October 1, I participated in the 2011 Run Shadyside 5k. … Continue reading

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