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The Y Tri Workout

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Since my last marathon in the fall, I’ve been taking it quite a bit easier with my running, logging no more than 20-30 miles per week — and an entire week off while Jen and I were in California for Christmas (the most I’ve taken off running since I started in January 2008). I decided […]

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Winter Wimp 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments


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Operation Santa 10k 2009

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments

It was about 30 degrees warmer for this year’s Operation Santa 10k in Hudson Falls, NY. The sun was even shining brightly, a stark contrast to the 20-degree temps and piercing winds of last year’s race (where I also sported the beginnings of my ’stache from the 2nd annual ABMGC – set for a later […]

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Sniffles, 400s, Happy Hour

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sniffles, 400s, Happy Hour

My Facebook status update last night was the following: …which pretty much sums it up. I’m stubborn about admitting to being “sick,” though I do get cold-like symptoms maybe once a year, usually around this time. Jen likes to give me a hard time since I like to say I never get sick. And I’m […]

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Saratoga Great Pumpkin 10k 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I’ve clocked in my fair share of training runs in the pouring rain — and even the occasional race — but never before Saturday had I toed the starting line as the rain poured down and lightning shot through the sky. It was a dramatic start to the morning’s Great Pumpkin 10k in the Saratoga […]

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Mohawk Hudson River Marathon 2009

Monday, October 12th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I ran my 4th marathon yesterday, where my goal was to qualify for the 2010 Boston Marathon. I fell short of that goal, but learned some important lessons along the way. My legs are really sore today. Weather was perfect yesterday and the course was beautiful for the Hudson Mohawk Marathon – cool at the […]

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Saratoga Palio Half-Marathon 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A week ago Sunday I ran my 5th half-marathon, and second of the year: The Saratoga Palio here in Saratoga Springs. I loved this race last year and I loved it again this year. It’s definitely a tough race since there are a few hills throughout the Spa State Park, then mostly uphill in the […]

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It’s Like Running in a Hot Tub

Friday, August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on It’s Like Running in a Hot Tub

I just returned from a sobbing wet 9-mile training run, which included 8×100-meter intervals at the Saratoga Springs High School track. While doing my intervals — with just a slow 100-meter recovery jog in between each one — I was trying to think of a good analogy of what it’s like to run in weather […]

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Fasig-Tipton 5k 2009

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments

  On the heels of the SF Marathon, I ran my third 5k this morning – the First Annual Fasig-Tipton 5k right here in Saratoga Springs – and I destroyed my previous PR (set in April’s Dodge the Deer) by more than a minute (1:14)! I set out to run sub-20 and I nailed my […]

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San Francisco Marathon 2009

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

A week ago I ran my third marathon, and my first of 2009: The San Francisco Marathon. It was a most excellent experience with perfect weather, beautiful views, and quad-grinding hills. It also happened to fall on mine and Jen’s 6th wedding anniversary, so extra special thanks to Jen for supporting my marathon habit – […]

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