Posts By: Greg Cohen

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    Blood (a little), Sweat (a lot) and Tears (inside only)

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    Ran the fairfield half marathon Sunday.  Well, I ran most of it.  I took a little walk break for about 30 seconds there, but more about that later. I had a great debate about what shoes to wear for this race — my older regular training shoes or my racing flats.  I even blogged about… Read more »

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    Breaking up is hard to do. Fearing change. And Blisters.

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    Recent running conversation with my friend (tall) Bill: Me:  Man, I got a blister. Bill:  Yeah, that sucks. Me:  I don’t know what to do about it. Bill:  Well, you wanna be careful to not be a big baby about it.   I’ve been running in the Asics Gel Nimbus for about three years now, and… Read more »

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    Good Greif

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    Had a pretty good race on Sunday, doing NYRR’s Father’s Day Race, which due to sponsorship funding has been branded the Portugal Day Race. By “pretty good race” I mean I didn’t drop dead or crap myself.  Other than that, it was kind of a mess. I ran this race last year — it’s a 5 miler,… Read more »

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    Healthy Kidney 10k 2012 May 12, 2012

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    About 20 years ago, I was in Las Vegas with an evil mentor.  This was a guy with some real talent but a consistent ability to make questionable lifestyle choices which would push him to the brink of financial ruin.  Any decision he made was almost certainly the wrong one.  He’d pass credit cards to sales… Read more »

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    Scotland 10k. 35 Seconds of Pain.

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    It’s been a long cold winter.  Well, not really.  It was a short, warm winter.  Great conditions for running.  For cross training.   Well, I guess I ran.  I did go to the gym a few times.  I have seen my bike.  It’s still in the garage where I put it last fall.  Everything is… Read more »

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    Managed Expecations

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    Yesterday, I ran the Boston Buildup 20k. This race is part of a great series of races, run about every other week during the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon. The courses all seem to be challenging and hilly, and the distances get progressively longer. I had run the 20k last year, which was… Read more »

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    Heat Wave

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    Nice warm day on Sunday, so it was off to the races! It was the NYRR Join the Voices 5 Miler in Central Park for me.  And it turned out to be a good day. I don’t think I can oversell the weather.  It was 44° at the start according to the race results, but… Read more »

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    Flat my ass

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    I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I pulled my hamstring last summer.  Since then, I’ve been taking it easy, cycling, etc.  This last week I got hit by a car.  Not to make anything too easy, I went to the track on Thursday (car was Tuesday) and felt like absolute crap.  Tried to… Read more »

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    No souvenirs please

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    I was in the city doing a project and managed to sneak out of work around 9am to go for a run.  By “sneak out” I mean leave work after telling everyone, my client, my co-workers, the cleaners, everyone, that I was leaving.  I feel so guilty about sneaking out that I am about the worst… Read more »

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    The long haul

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    It’s one of those fall days where it’s good to be a runner.  Heading out for a long run today, it felt almost cold.  I debated wearing compression sleeves  or gloves or a hat.  But after careful consideration (read:  no consideration) I decided that I was going to warm up as I ran.  As I always do.  As… Read more »