2018 Cleveland Marathon: No more fun run marathons!

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“Respect the distance.”  Probably the first thing that comes to mind while thinking about today’s marathon.  Yeah, I never doubted finishing (although a half may have been better, overall, today), but if I don’t want to race the marathon, I don’t take the training, preparation, or race seriously. No more fun run marathons! For the second year in a row, I got an entry via FMDSA (an Altra ambassador had a cousin running [operating] that charity, and they looked for runners).  I probably would never pick the Cleveland Marathon as a goal race because of the time of year (the …

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