Category: Running

  • Five Hints for Run Commuting

    Run commuting can appear daunting, but with a little preparation (and the right gear) it really isn’t that hard. I do it at least a couple of times a week and find it to be a very efficient way to get my runs in. I’ve written about this before from a more personal perspective, but […]

  • Race Autopsy: Vermont City Marathon

    The day started as it always does, with coffee and a crying baby.  As E got the little dude dressed, I packed the provisions in the car, chugged a bunch of water, and ate a bagel. Forty minutes later, and forty five minutes before the start, we were pulling into Burlington. I had expected to […]

  • This Years Main Events

    Last night, it became official – I’m running the New York Marathon in November. And with that, my racing schedule for the year is pretty much set. More for my own amusement than anything else, here’s what my endurance year is looking like — goals are in order of importance (yes, sometimes finishing is more […]

  • 2014: My Physical Year

    While 2014 was a great year for my reading, it was less than stellar year for exercise. Being the father of an infant does occasionally allow me to read late into the night, but its has made finding the time to exercise more difficult. In 2013 I spent a fair amount of time rock climbing […]

  • Friday Inspiration — The Mile

    Tomorrow, I’ll be racing the mile for the first time. I’ve no idea what to expect and for a race that take me less than seven minutes (I hope!), I’m pretty nervous. Its funny how contemporary recreational running has changed. Everyone runs a 5k, millions run marathons, but few race the mile. I’m trepidatious, but […]

  • Kilian Jornet At Hardrock

    This weekend, Kilian Jornet destroyed the course record at the legendary HardRock 100.  He ran the famously  “wild and tough” 100 mile race in a previously unheard of 22:41:33.  In doing so, he cemented his reputation, at least in my mind, as the best mountain runner ever.* If you don’t follow the sport of ultrarunning, […]

  • Training Totals Week Ending 7.13.2014

    Run Miles for the week: 21.25 in 3:12:32 Run Miles for the year: 550.2 Projected total miles for the year: 1029.9 Run Streak: 0 Number of runs that were one stupid mile: 1 Number of days until I beat my old run streak: 114 Prospect Park loops for the week: 2 Prospect Park loops for […]

  • The Long Run – The Park and the Bridge

    I run for many reasons. To stay fit, to stay thin, to sleep at night, to have time to think, to work at the nearly impossible goal of becoming fast, and to explore.  Exploration can come in different forms. It can be exploring new trails and road, or seeing old roads in a new way.  […]

  • Too late for 2014 goals?

    Its almost April and I am finally posting about my goals for 2014.  That should tell you a bit about how my year has been going.  As you might expect, an infant son and a new job have kept me busy. Anyway, goals. Last year, I set a number of lofty goals for myself.  I […]

  • Running Streak

    By and large, runners achieve their best results with a smart balance of easy runs, difficult work outs, and rest.  That has never worked for me.  What always screws me over is the rest.  I take one day off  — it turns into two.  Two turns into three, three turns into a week and suddenly… […]