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Paris Marathon Training: New Tactics

I am running the Paris Marathon this April. It will be my first Marathon in over a year. This March I pulled off the Reston Marathon in horrible conditions and sub par training, finishing in 3:09:51. Then, I learned a whole bunch of new stuff. Reston Marathon finish in the snow, soaking wet. Boston Qualifier by NINE seconds. Yikes… hence my goofy smile. 2014 was a great year mainly because I... read more

110 Ashburn Farms 5K – 18:21

This is the 4th year in a row that I have said I wanted to run a Turkey Trot. The three years prior I have failed, mainly because of two factors… they aren’t close by my family’s house and we drink too much the night before. This year Abbe and I were determined to make it happen! We arrived at my brother’s house the day before and had a pretty chill day aside from wrestling and... read more

109 Bronx 10-Miler: 1:04:38

10 miles is a fun distance because it’s right on the brink of ‘not fun anymore.’ Abbe and I took the ol subway uptown into the Boogie Down Bronx and had loads of time to spare. Looking back on the 70 degree weather we had, I am completely jealous. We found some of the Gotham City Runners crew, chatted, then set off for the corrals and a quick warm up. I saw my friend Rachel, then Ali and... read more

Central Park History – Running Tour with Nelson Aspen

This morning, instead of doing our normal Tuesday speedwork, my friend (and Gotham City Runners teammate) Nelson Aspen and I decided to do a historical Central Park run. I would also interview him to discuss his new book, our mutual love of running, and New York City. We took off, running down the west side in awe of the fall foliage. NA: Look at these colors! I really think this week is peak fall foliage... read more

108 Princeton Half Ironman – 5:29:24

Princeton 70.3 was to be my ‘finale’ of the season. Due to getting married, my fiance√© (Abbe) said I could not race a full Ironman this year. It would prove to be an exciting race for many reasons. I was racing it with my friend Doug, this being his second Half Ironman. Joe and Amy were racing it under my coaching guidance. Finally, my friend Susan was attempting her first Half Ironman and I... read more

From Greece with Love

As our flight left the ground we banked hard right, giving us a full view of the majestic New York City skyline, my home. It would be 5 days until I would see her again. We were headed to Greece by way of Rome on a matter of security… protect two U.S. citizens getting married abroad. Operative ‘A’ (posing as my fianc√©e) was already getting cozy and making an attempt to sleep. I happen to... read more

Guest Athlete Race Report – Maddie Takes on the Lake George Triathlon

I have this friend who just started racing triathlons. She is 8 years old and already crushing it. A friends of mine, Doug, has a few kids the youngest being his daughter Maddie. I got to know her quite well during our 5 hour car ride down to Eagleman in June. She got to see Doug and I complete a Half Ironman, which I think fueled even further her desire to keep training! I promised her a chance to guest... read more

107 Fire Island 5K – 18:32

Abbe, Maura and I arrived off the Fire Island Ferry around 5 PM on Friday like any avid Happy Hour goer would do. After a quick check-in at the Fire Island Hotel & Resort (thanks Pat!) we headed to Hurricanes. Hurricanes is the Fire Island Hotel & Resort’s bar and restaurant. A win-win on any day would be a ‘Rocket Fuel’ and the Fish Tacos. While there we ran into Mike (from Dad... read more

106 NYC Tri – 2:15:31

I tried to just relax Saturday after Team Championships but… instead I met my brother, sister-in-law, and friends Stephan and Amanda (Abs was there too of course) for drinks and dinner. On a positive, more intelligent note I made us go to an italian restaurant for dinner. I had a lovely pasta with grilled scallops! I was in bed by 10:30PM or so, pretty late for those people actually planning on... read more

105 Team Championships 5M – 29:58

The tricky part about being both a runner and a triathlete is that sometimes races line up back-to-back. This weekend was both the NYRR Team Championships AND the NYC Triathlon (one of my favorite races of all time). Friday night we had Bojana and Brian over for some pre race carbo loading. Abs made some pasta with calamari, shrimp and white beans. It was perfection. RACE DAY I awoke at 6AM (my usual wake... read more

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