Posts Categorized: Race Report

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    There’s no relaxing in running

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    I can’t believe I’ve gone all summer without the opportunity to bitch about training in the heat or racing in the heat or sleeping in the heat or complaining about the heat.  It’s been a hot summer — at least until the last week or so, when it’s been blissfully nice out. That being said,… Read more »

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    I hear this course is flat, right?

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    I’m having a good couple three weeks.  I ran my third race in a row today, and it went ok. I’m in Anaheim, having arrived here yesterday.  I felt I could best affirm my attention to detail and respect for my clients by trying to find a race to run the day after I arrived…. Read more »

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    Healthy Kidney 10k

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    I feel lucky to have been able to race two weekends in a row.  That’s a bit counter-intuitive as I kinda hate racing. I hate when the race is over and I’m eating a nice bagel (do I sound like a 70 year old man?  “a nice bagel” as opposed to a mean bagel.  Or a… Read more »

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    Misery loves Repetition

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    I am going to run in the Healthy Kidney 10k the day after tomorrow.  This is a race that last year lead to my slow summer decline into crappy times so I’m a little stressed out. So before I mess up my confidence by having a shit race, I wanted to remember the 5k I ran last… Read more »

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    The City of Brotherly Pace Teams

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    Part I:  Expo Revelation The first rule of marathoning is don’t do anything new on race day.  Don’t try a new gadget to massage your muscles or modify your nutrition.  Not that anyone would, but don’t modify your stride or try a new kind of shoe.  These rules are set in stone and are non-negotiable. Have… Read more »

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    Mind Games

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    I’m back from my trip to Singapore.  I did sleep on the plane, watched some movie about aliens or maybe it was Woody Allen, really it was hard to tell.  That being said, even though I slept, I am as jetlagged as ever, and feel as if day is night and night is day.  Literally…. Read more »

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    Vegas and Slow Races

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    I often find myself in Las Vegas. And I often blog about my trips to Vegas with the same basic formula.  I note that I’ve been in or am in Vegas.  I bitch about how bad the running is in Las Vegas.  I bitch about my job, usually praising the people I work with but… Read more »

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    Who doesn’t like a cheese steak?

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    I have signed up for Philly!  I’ll be running the marathon on November 18, which is 16 weeks from yesterday.  So today is my first day training! Once again, I’ve signed up for a custom training plan with McMillian Running.  I used a McMillian plan for Boston in 2010, and kind of recrafted it again… Read more »

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    It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity. And the crappy race times.

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    Ah, summer.  What a great time to run.  If you’re in San Francisco.  Here, it’s hot and humid.  Like a toilet.  With hills. On the 4th, I ran the Putnam County Classic, a 8 mile run that I’ve enjoyed doing both last year and the year before.  I am sorry to report that I’ve been… Read more »

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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 »