Posts Categorized: Race Report

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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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    Fear and Loathing and the 5k

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    When I was just starting running, I heard anecdotally that the 5k was a magic distance.  We all start running a little, walking a lot, then running a little more, then eating a sandwich, then running more. Once we can run three miles, the conventional wisdom goes, it all starts to come together, and we’re more comfortable conquering longer distances…. Read more »

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    What’s 17 Seconds Among Friends?

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    I ran the Putnam County Classic 8 miler yesterday, a race I ran last year.  A great race that I’d highly recommend — it’s a challenging distance and a tough course, but we had well over 300 runners. I was drafted into MCing the awards, which wasn’t awkward as I placed 4th in my division so I didn’t… Read more »

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    NYRR Portugal Day 5 miler: Wardrobe Malfuction

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    I’m a geek.  And a runner.  And a running geek.  This manifests itself in many ways.  I love to read a good training plan.  My running clothes look like they were picked out each moment by someone who is visually impaired.  I’m scared of new people.  And, of course, I wear a GPS.  Which I look at constantly…. Read more »

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    What the hell was that?

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    I don’t want to bury the lede here.  I ran Boston in 3:19:13, which is both a personal record and a qualifying time for next year’s Boston.  So I should be very happy.  With nothing to complain about.  Maybe I could write a post about meeting our goals, about enjoying the crowd, loving the gift… Read more »