Duel with the Sun

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 »

Winning in Dallas

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 »

So do I just keep saying nice things about Las Vegas?

I’m back in Las Vegas. An occupational hazard, but I’m liking it more and more. I’m in my sixth or seventh week of Boston training and things are going pretty well. Not great, of course. I’ve had to cut a speed workout or two short, and I’ve developed a little foot pain and a fantastic… Read more »

Well, at least it was a PR.

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 »

Bio Diversity: Summer in Las Vegas

Back in Vegas, baby! I am lucky enough to have two jobs — in a row — in Las Vegas.  And, it being July, it is hot as hot can be out there.  I’ve been getting out most mornings, when it is a very nice 70° or so, but by the evening it’s well over… Read more »

Ten Things I learned at the Boston Marathon 2015

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 »

San Francisco: I get it now

In the mid 90s, I watched my first episode of ER.  Everyone else in the world had watched it before me.  But for some reason, I missed it.  I didn’t know what the big fuss was.  Then I saw it.  There was action.  Smart doctors, attractive people, heroic, lifesaving measures.  After ten minutes, I got it.  I… Read more »

Long Run Red Rocks ROCKS

Whoa.  Way too long since my last post.  Here’s what’s going on:  Boston training in full swing.  Feel sluggish all the time, except when I don’t.  Then I feel like a gazelle.  Which is a good feeling.  It’s weird when I flap my wings as I run down suburban streets, but these things happen. I… Read more »

Las Vegas: I’ve been doing it wrong

I’m the first to complain about running in Las Vegas.  Although I love working here, it can be hard to grind out miles on the strip at any time — in the morning, there are drunks and whores.  The rest of the day, just tons and tons of people.  I’ve blogged about it. That makes… Read more »

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    Hill Repeats. I fear the first of many.

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    I’ve been out of town for about a week and a half. First to Orlando, where they are having some sort of cold spell, and then to Detroit, where they are having a heat wave. By heat wave, I mean it’s getting up to about 30° every day. I went to college in the Midwest,… Read more »

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    Good long run from Orlando’s Coronado Springs Resort

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    My job often brings me to some challenging cities for running.  Vegas.  Orlando.  Orlando.  Vegas.  Orlando has some great places to run, to be sure.  The problem is that I’m often staying on the Disney World property which is not runner friedly.  The resorts are often accessed only by 55 mph roads populated by drivers… Read more »

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    Boston Training Day 1

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    16 Weeks of boston training begin today! I’m thrilled to say I got out for a run already. Not so thrilled to say that it was 34° and snowing. I met some fellow runners from the Taconics and we did a hard 8 miles at FDR park. I’m excited about training, but it’s now 11:22am… Read more »

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    Tools I use: Ascent – Activity Tracking for the Mac

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    I am a total fanboy for Ascent, an amazing running and biking tracker for the Mac. It syncs with just about any GPS, including my Garmin 305, and provides more detail than any one person should need. I guess I feel a bit guilty in saying that running for me can be very much about… Read more »

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    Run at the Rockies — a nice surprise

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    I’m running Boston this spring,; I’m waiting for a plan I ordered from Greg McMillan.  16 weeks of training will begin on the 28th, so I have another week of listless sloth.  OK, that’s not exactly right, but I’m not running hard, trying to establish a good base to offset burnout.  So it’s hard to… Read more »

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    Great loop near Croton-on-Hudson and Ossining through Teatown

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    "bottom" of the aqueduct to teatown and backFind more Runs in Croton On Hudson, New York This is a great loop. There’s good parking at the water treatment plant in Ossining which puts you right on the aqueduct. A quick right hand turn, one killer hill, then through Teatown, more killer rolling hills, then the… Read more »

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    RunnerDude's Blog: What Should I Wear?

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    The RunnerDude’s Blog notes a page at Runner’s World which I think is well worth checking out: I’ve often thought how great it would be if I had a program that would pop up on my screen each morning with exactly what I’m supposed to wear for running that day. Well, I haven’t found that, but… Read more »

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    Advice on Cold Weather Running

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    John Bingham has a blog post today with some good advice about what to wear in the cold weather. The rule of thumb is to dress for a temperature that is about 15 degrees warmer than what the thermometer says, because you’re going to warm up as you run. So, if it’s 35 degrees outside,… Read more »

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    Running paranoia pays off

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    I think all runners have pre-race anxiety to some level. I do, no matter how big or small the race. Usually I wind up setting multiple alarms, and am up 2 hours before I need to be in any case. Saturday night I set up alarm for 4:30pm, thinking I was setting it for, well,… Read more »

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    Benoit Ad from 1983

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    Great 1983 running ad featuring Joan Benoit. I’m getting simpler, as I now get choked up from Ads. via Run Westchester