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The last 2 weeks have been brutal. Not so much the runs themselves, but the weather. It seems to be even worse on our group runs where I manage to find myself drenched in sweat after just 20 minutes.

Following up on my fantastic 15 miler, I was very pretty pumped to tackle a mere 13 the following Saturday. It wasn’t easy. The course was hilly, or as the coaches like to point out… “it’s rolling.” But it was the humidity that did the damage. Tough to breath, which equates to tough to run. The last few miles turned out to be enjoyable as the rain came, and I almost felt like a kid outside playing.

The mid week group runs for the last 2 weeks have been interval training consising of 7 and 8 miles total distance. Both nights were challenging as once again the humidity came rolling in and slowed the pace down. The first run we made interesting by incorporating some elementary school attitude by completing ranger runs… or to be politically incorrect – Indian runs – which is what they were called when I was a little tot. It was challenging, but made the time go by quickly by having something else to focus on besides the miles. Read the rest of this entry


#ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you are reading this – – – consider yourself challenged. And also consider donating to a great cause.


If you don’t know the story behind the movement, take 7 minutes out of your day and watch this. I promise you won’t be dissapointed.





This is IT

I think that was IT?

I’m not really sure what IT is, but I’m pretty sure IT just happened.

Saturday morning started out as most do when training… really early. I had planned to get up just after 5am, but my wife’s cell phone was blowing up with emergency text messages from her work. She managed to sleep through it at 4:30 – but I guess I was anxious for the morning and woke up and turned the alert off. I sat in bed staring at the ceiling and decided to actually get up before my alarm formaly went off – an anomaly for me.

And when starting out on the actual run, nothing was unusal… in fact I was breathing pretty heavy, so much so I thought about saying something to the ladies I was running with, as I thought I sounded like some weird stalker in a scary movie. Read the rest of this entry

Longest Run… EVA

Well it was bound to happen. And it will happen again. Actually, by my count over the next two months there will be a half dozen times that I will be able to say that was my longest run ever. I have now conquered 14 miles, just a tad over the benchmark of a half marathon, but mentally it felt really good to achieve a new level.

Saturday morning was perfect for a little jog.  Read the rest of this entry

The Cost of Doing Business

I keep telling myself I can do this. I have done it before. Thousands of others have done it before me.

However when you really sit back and think about it, who in their right mind would spend up to 5 hours running?


But yet that is what I signed up for. Not only signed up for, but paid (lots of) money to enter a race… and paid (lots of) money to train with a group. And the ironic part is, for a sport that costs relatively nothing. When you think of running, or at least when I used to think of running… you throw on a pair of sneakers and walk out your front door and you’re good to go.

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New York, New York

I will run 465 miles, and I will run 26.2 more. (The Proclaimers sequel)

only wish i looked this smooth while running

only wish i looked this smooth while running

Training officially kicked into gear last Saturday.  As the schedule stands now, I will log 465 miles leading up to race day.

I had a lot of thoughts leading up to the first group run, and none of them were positive.  Not a day went by when I didn’t think to myself – what the hell are you doing?  Procrastination is unfortunately a strong personality characteristic for me, and although I had intentions to get in a lot of training prior to the Fleet Feet Marathon program kicking off, I managed to find excuses on a regular basis to not run. Read the rest of this entry

Here we go, again…


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