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Mississippi Blues Marathon ‘race’ report

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Despite having not run a marathon in almost 4 years, not having a month with more than 50 running miles since 2012, and with a recent training base of only 65.9 miles, I went ahead and ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon a few weeks ago, on my 45th birthday! While there were a lot of [...]

Long Beach Snowflake 4 Mile Race Report

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I took a 2 month break from running in December and January.  The reason for that would be a different post for a different day, but long story short is that once the calendar flipped over to February, I felt I was ready to run again.  It is officially the start of training for my [...]

Frozen Bonsai Half Marathon Race Report

– Posted in: injury NYCRuns Race Reports

With a big race in the books from this past weekend, it seems as good a time as any to resume my blog! 2013 has mostly been a throw-away year of injuries and running disappointments.  As usual though, I'm committed to getting past all of that, getting healthy again, and training for serious distance races. [...]

Brrrrrooklyn Hot Chocolate 10k Race Report

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Been awhile since I wrote a genuine race report.  Was absolutely necessary this time, because it turned out that I TIED MY 10K PR, which had been set 4/1/2007. PR's are really great, and should be savored.  They are just not easy to come by.  My running career is 18 years, and I've run dozens [...]

Flying Pig Marathon Results

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A race report will probably come at some point in the next couple of weeks, but for now, here are the details of how I did today at the Flying Pig Marathon.  My goal was 4:45, and ultimately would be happy with anything under 5 hours.  I finished in 4:58:04, and had a great time, [...]

Tough Mudder – Part I

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It has been 2 weeks since I completed the Tough Mudder with Joe and Nate.  This was easily the most bad-ass thing I've ever done in terms of physical activity, fitness or racing.  Here is the intro from the website, to give you a taste: Tough Mudder is not your average lame-ass mud run or [...]

13.1 New York Race Report

– Posted in: Race Reports running

This past Sunday was the 2nd annual 13.1 New York race, in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens.  For the 2nd year in a row I had a really nice time.  See last year's report here. I was heading into the race with low expectations, because my training has not been great, I was sick in [...]

March Madness Race Report

– Posted in: bike Race Reports running

Yesterday was the March Madness Biathlon in Central Park.  First the vitals: Overall time - 1:28:08 Overall place - 197/376 Age Group - 26/41 Splits: Run (2.3 miles) - 19:41 T1 - 1:00 Bike (12 miles) - 46:10 T2 - 1:42 Run (2.3 miles) - 19:32 History of Central Park Biathlons: 9/16/2007 - 1:24:45 3/30/2008 [...]

LIRRC 4 Miler Race Report

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Today I ran a 4 mile PR at the LIRRC race at Eisenhower Park! I had decided not to sign up for the Coogan's 5k race, which was also today, and then found I actually had time to race, so decided at the last minute to go out to LI. This fit for me as [...]

Cupid’s Chase 5k Race Report

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Found this sitting in my drafts.  Little bit late... :) On Saturday (well, a few Saturday's ago at this point) I ran the Cupid's Chase 5k in Riverside Park.  All in all, I really enjoyed the event.  It is refreshing to be able to run a small 5k in the confines of Manhattan Island, and [...]