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Roughly 30 percent of the track at Memorial Field in Concord, N.H. This one is something of a rarity nowadays in that it's not on the property of a school and is instead part of a municipal facility.
It served as my home track in high school as well as that of numerous others, but we had very few meets there -- in fact, my senior year, I don't think we had a single one.
Nevertheless, it carries the whiff of a few strong memories. I ran my first-ever track race there and a ninth-grader in the spring of 1985, a 1600, and won it in 5:01. Within a few weeks I had set a Rundlett Junior High School record (remember junior high schools?) with a 4:55. I even remember my bizarre splits: 70, 80, 75, 70 (I didn't take the lead until 200 to go). My sophomore year I ran an early-season 3200 meters in a meet against Londonderry and Portsmouth and managed a 10:34 (5:20/5:14) for fourth place. I remember being told I had to score at least one point for us to hold on to the overall lead in the meet, and I went to the well as it was getting almost too dark to see up the track to make sure I did. Those were the first points I ever scored in a high-school meet, and I was absolutely spent and exhilarated afterward. I kind of miss being able to place that kind of do-or-die importance on a comparatively meaningless race, because it's what helped me make a couple of important leaps in the early stages of my running "career." When I graduated in 1988, this was an asphalt 440-yard track with frost heaves sufficient to collect puddles when it rained. Yeah, it was 30 years ago, but even by then most of the tracks in the area were surfaced and metric.
« Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. » (Mahatma Gandhi)
Scruter l’horizon et se promettre d’aller au bout de ses rêves, c’est la façon la plus sûre de vivre heureux.
Throw back Thursday! 2014! This is after I finished the amazing, wonderful, beautiful, life changing, my first marathon, 2014 Chicago marathon!!!!! 26.2 hard fought miles...I was slightly under trained and I went out too fast in the first few miles. But it was an amazing experience. I could barely walk after but I got to see my kids, my wife, my mother in law and my mom at mile 3 and again my wife at mile 26, telling me to get my ass in gear. One of the greatest moments of my life was getting that medal put around my neck..I'll never forget it.
There Is No Finish Line
Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.
Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into an elevated state of consciousness.
A flash of joy. A sense of floating as you run.
The experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens you break through a barrier that separates you from causal runners. Forever.
And from that point on, there is no finish line.
You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you.
Beating yourself is a never ending commitment. #runmarisrun#runmarisrun2018#runningmemories#runnersworldtr#runningwoman#i12run2#kskoneteam#alkışlakendini#adimadim#lifeisbetterinrunningshoes#uzunetap
After running half marathon for more than a year, #scklm2018 was the first time I enjoy the first 21k, it was one of the #feelingstrong days, the pain set in horribly starting km7 to the fm finish line, last 3km was such a pain! I hope to run more enjoyable HM in time to come. Anyway, am really happy that I was able to clock a slight improvement from last FM in Tokyo, oh yas !!! FM is too painful to do it regularly, I can only see you once in a while #fullmarathon#running#runningmemories#跑步记🏃#journey2fm accomplished, most importantly injury free (except think I'm going to lose 2 of my toe nails)
Part of my obsessive nature includes reading to find inspiration for every new thing I attempt. Running Like a Girl is more memoir than how to, but it was an enjoyable and encouraging read from a woman who went from thinking she couldn't run to running the London Marathon.
Running isn't a sport for pretty girls...It's about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It's about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It's about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It's about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there's not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you've finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that's all that you can ask for. #paulmaurer#runmarisrun2018#runnergirl#runningmemories#running#i12run2#shutupandrun