Posts Categorized: Race Report

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    Duel with the Sun

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    One of my favorite things about running is that it provides the opportunity to complain about everything. This year, my complaint was primarily about a sunny day. I think the high was 75° or so, which sounds fantastic. Who doesn’t like a sunny day. Lots of sun. No clouds. Plenty of sun. Zero shade.  Awesome. So me and… Read more »

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    Winning in Dallas

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    The countdown to Boston is counting down. I had a bit break from the stress yesterday – it wasn’t until I was actually winding down last night, about to go to sleep, that I thought to myself “wow, self, home much time till Boston?  TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY! Crap! I’m totally unprepared! It’s going to blow!”… Read more »

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    Well, at least it was a PR.

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    I’m just now back from running the 5th Avenue Mile, which is a race the New York Road Runners have been doing since 1982.  It’s a great run from 79th street to 59th street, right along 5th avenue (kinda all there in the name).  There’s prize money and a professional field, so turnout for this… Read more »

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    Ten Things I learned at the Boston Marathon 2015

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    Ten Things I learned at the Boston Marathon 2015 I know it comes as a great surprise, but I spend a great deal of time on the Internet. And one thing that I’ve noticed that’s become increasingly popular is the use of listicle, which aren’t really articles, they’re just lists. You know, like Buzzfeed. Everyone loves the… Read more »

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    Size Matters

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    I had a great marathon in the spring.  I wrote a about it.  I was very happy.  But ever since then, less happy.  I’ve run two races before today of which I was so not-proud that I didn’t even blog about them!  Can you imagine?  Yeah, me neither!  But I’ve been getting in the miles,… Read more »

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    Lucky Greg

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    It. Went. Great. I had the best race of my life at the Run for the Red Marathon. And today, as proud as I am of myself, I find myself keenly aware that I got to this point through the help of others.  And that feels great.  Although I worked hard, I am so very lucky to… Read more »

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    Runway Models

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    I’m back in Phoenix, a place I love.  Mostly because of the running.  Sunny.  Flat.  I guess it can get hot.  But for now, after the winter we’ve had in New York, I am thrilled to to be here.  My Phoenix running BFF Terri (from whom you should buy a house) found a race for… Read more »

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    Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon 2014

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    Training has been going well — I’ve been very happy with some of my speed workouts, I’ve gotten a long run or two in, but I’ve not raced since a badly measured 5k over a month ago.  I was anxious to see how I was going to do in a longer race, and what better… Read more »

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    Coming up short

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    As well as plenty of time in Las Vegas, I seem to find myself in Orlando, and it’s hard to complain about being here in January.  This year especially, the weather has been great, and I’m lucky enough to get out and run in it more than I deserve. After my disappointing run on New… Read more »

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    Sometimes nothing goes wrong

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    Racing is a gamble.  Anything can go wrong.  It can rain.  You can be hungover.  It can be hot.  It can rain, you can be hungover, and it can be hot.  You can eat a bad piece of tuna.  Hell, you can eat a good piece of Tuna and still have to step off the… Read more »