Tag Archives: Fox Valley Marathon

Taking on challenges

In Batavia, Illinois where I lived for 20 years, there is a set of old buildings that were constructed from river bluff limestone more than 150 years ago. Granted, that’s not long time ago in terms of world history. London … Continue reading

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Jamie Block Mayer a dynamo you should know

Jamie Block Mayer is not much more than five feet tall. Her legs are thus in perpetual motion as she speeds along at just over 6:00 pace in a 5k. Those legs keep her going for much longer than that as … Continue reading

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How to run a marathon without really trying

A photographer friend sent me a photo after yesterday’s Fox Valley Marathon. There was some guy named Chris that looked like me who was running the race. Perhaps I ran 26.2 miles yesterday and did not even know it. That’s how … Continue reading

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It’s a long way to Boston any way you run

So my friend Russ Bauch was running the Fox Valley Marathon in an attempt to qualify for Boston. He missed by only 30 seconds, due primarily to some cramping in his legs in the final two miles of the race. … Continue reading

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Down a trail gladly

The path along the Fox River through Fabyan Forest Preserve may be the most popular section of running trail in all of Kane County. The preserve itself has been named a favorite for years in reader polls by local newspapers and … Continue reading

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It really does matter where you buy your running and riding gear

By Christopher Cudworth What follows is not so much an endorsement as a bit of documentation of a long-standing relationship. I purchased my first pair of shoes from a man named Dick Pond in 1976. At the time he was … Continue reading

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