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Conquering the mileage one mental step at a time

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webmaster | 08/08/13

I ran 20 miles on Saturday. Twenty.

It was something I had never done before — in fact, my longest run before that was a little less than 14 1/2 miles.

It was a big jump in distance, but I had to do it to prepare for the Santa Rosa Marathon, which is 17 days away. Now I know I can finish the marathon — and I’m pretty confident that I’ll cross the finish line still running, not crawling as I had previously imagined. If I can run 20, what’s another 6.2?

I couldn’t have done that 20-mile run without my Madera running buddy, Audrey Crow, and her husband, Kenny, our “eagle.” He rode his bike along our course, ready with water and snacks when we needed them. Thanks, Kenny! ...


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