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    Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon: Mantras and Mountains

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    It was the inaugural run of  Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon.  It’s my first time running a virgin race, and I was a little nervous about logistics and the course.  There was no elevation profile to obsess on, no lore of years gone by shared by other Taconics, no assurance that the porta potty count had been developed… Read more »

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    Boston Build Up 20k: good race, cold legs.

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    On Sunday, I ran the Boston Buildup 20k. This race, as the name might imply, is part of a series of races that are ostensibly for people training for Boston, but can be run by anyone. It’s a great series — this is only my second one, but I’m a big fan. I imagine there… Read more »

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    NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K. A nice end to the year.

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    It was one of those race weekends.  You know the kind.  The kind where starting on Monday you become vaguely aware of the weather report.  Maybe you browse weather.com, wunderground.com, weather.yahoo.com, a few other hot spots.  A step outside in the morning, a quick survey of the temperature and we’re all meteorologists.  “It’s going to be cold.   It’s going… Read more »

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    Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger

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    I live in Croton-on-Hudson, a hilly town.  I’m sure there are towns around here with more hills.  But we’ve got some good ones.  And the Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger manages to hit two of the worst!  This was the 30th running of this course, and my 2nd time through.  I had run it as… Read more »

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    Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon

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    Ug. I had high expectations for today’s race, the Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon.  I’ve had a good couple of weeks of running, and although I’ve been traveling, I’ve managed to squeeze in few quick speed workouts (meaning the workouts were short in length, not that they were especially fast!).  My performance did not match my expectations,… Read more »

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    NYRR Club Championships: 5 summer miles.

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    No complaints today.  It’s a new thing for me.  But I had a good race yesterday, at the NYRR Club Championships.  Although I’ve never run this race before, I do have a bit of a history with it. Three years ago, I had just started doing long runs with the Taconics.  I was running with… Read more »

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    Summer Racing

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    Kind of a mixed couple of weeks.  It’s been hot as hot can be in the Greater New York area, and my running has suffered. Last weekend, I ran in the Race for Central Park, a NYRR 4 miler.  It was hot — not as bad as some other races run this weekend, but the… Read more »

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    Holding on is the new letting go

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    Ah, July 4th.  The heat.  The kids off from school.  The strained air conditioners.  The sleeping cats.  The sweaty cheese.  The road races. Ah, yes, the road races.  Today I ran the Putnam County Classic, my first time running this Taconic event.  It’s an eight mile course, and man are there some freakin’ hills there… Read more »

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    It’s not about winning

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    I’m in Orlando for a job, which is good — great to work down here, really good people.  I’ve been bummed that I’ve missed some races back home of late, and the Taconics hosted the North County News 5k yesterday.  It looked like it rocked. I was surfing the interwebs the other day and realized… Read more »

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    A couple of good days in the park

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    My lack of blogging of late has been based on lethargy, apathy and recovery.    It’s a tough combination.  I took a full week off after Boston, and still haven’t done a long run.  I’m so in love with running right now that I’m terrified of getting injured.  That’s it right?  It’s not just that… Read more »