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Entries from October 2008

Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Today was the 8th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k (also a 5k on the same course) in Saratoga Spa State Park. It was my 10th road race and my first 10k. I placed higher than in any previous race I’ve run: 17th place overall (out of 200+ runners)! I’m pretty happy about that. It was […]

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Happy Birthday, Dad!

Friday, October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

A big happy birthday to my awesome Dad! My whole life you’ve been the most supportive and encouraging father a guy could ask for. You’ve always been there for me and Peter, as friend, father, and mentor — from life lessons on Pacheco Valle benches to football on Stanwood Way. We’ve always known we could […]

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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1/2 Marathon

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

 Today was a picture-perfect fall day. The morning fog rose over the trees as we drove south to Albany for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1/2 Marathon — my third half-marathon and second in the past 3 weeks — which shares the second half of the Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon course, one of the fastest in […]

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0 to 1,000 Miles in 9 Months

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Sunday when I ran 20.11 miles to complete Week 8 of my second marathon training plan, I reached another insane milestone in my new running obsession: I’ve run more than 1,000 miles in 9 months! Here’s a fun chart that shows my rapidly increasing mileage over the past 4 months: Sunday also marked my […]

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