It’s a little late, but before I run another race, I wanted to write about the Pittsburgh Marathon (and 5K). A few weeks ago I headed south to Pittsburgh to run a couple races, and also spend some time with my brother, sister-in-law, and niece. After meeting a dinosaur in the airport, we had a very […]
There is a LOT going on around here… and not much time to get into all of it. So… quick update time! First, the Pittsburgh Marathon is celebrating the city’s bicentennial year, and as part of that effort has created the Runner of Steel state delegate program. Fifty runners, one from each state across the […]
I know if I don’t just buckle down and write this, it’s not going to get done. Seeing as it’s almost February, I better get after it. I am continuing to focus on improving my marathon time in 2016, which is the first year of a five year plan to attempt to qualify for Boston. In […]
When there are free pictures from a race I’ve run, it feels like it’s pretty rare that I actually show up in any of the shots. The Snowflake Shuffle was different… so while I don’t love this photo… here you go.
Quick post to recount Millennium Running’s Snowflake Shuffle. It’s a three mile race held in Bedford, New Hampshire, and it usually sells out in less than a day with a field of 1,500 runners. I ran it as part of the 2016 running series, which rewards participants who hit 26.2 miles with a running jacket. […]
It’s been a couple weeks since the race, but I tried something new – a short race. One mile only. I wanted to see how fast I could go. Turns out I surprised myself. My previous fastest mile on a regular surface was 7:41. Not ever really running for speed, I have no way of […]
Loco running expanded their portfolio of events last weekend with its inaugural running of the Harborside Half Marathon. Situated in beautiful Newburyport, and therefore not super far from home, I was really looking forward to running this one, until the morning came and my alarm went off. That said, I took some lessons from Manchester, […]
I’ve been calling what I’m doing “The Great Experiment.” I wanted to try something new, something based on how I felt a few weeks after Boston, and then again a few weeks after Marine Corps. How did I feel? Strong and fit; vibrant, almost, when it came to my fitness. As I’ve thought about that, […]
It’s been nearly two weeks, so first of all, sorry to anyone who has been looking for a race recap. Chicago has been run, and it went really well! The night before we left, I decided to emphasize a balanced diet. Pasta, bread, broccoli, lobster, and steak. Aww yeah! Before and after… So good! C […]
Just a very quick note that I survived the Chicago Marathon. I will be back later with a full recap. For now: I finished with a PR, 4:35:00. Here’s me hanging on for dear life as I cross the finish mat.