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125 Brooklyn Half Marathon – 1:23:41

Why do I like the Brooklyn Half? Because I break the course up into three distinct sections. Section 1 (Miles 1-3): Straightaways with acute angle turns. Section 2 (Miles 4-7): The rolling hills of Prospect Park. Section 3 (Miles 8-13.1): The flat, straight shot, direct injection into the beach. Dougie, Danika and Maddie met Abbe and I at our place and the 5 of us jumped a cab to Brooklyn. Once there we... read more

124 The Boston Marathon – 3:18:17

After running Boston in the historically horrible heat of 2012 I was very reluctant to come back. A few years later though, I was enticed. I had forgotten how hard the course was and was excited by the buzz and possibility to run again in the most noble of running races. I trained my face off and BQ’d in Paris last year, which gained me entry. Abbe and I, along with Dougie and Danika, arrived... read more

123 NYC Half Marathon – 1:27:06

Danika, and Abbe set off to run to the start about 5 minutes ahead of me. Booked it down Fifth Avenue in the dark I was peering way ahead to see if they were coming into sight. On the corner of 88th Street an older man was hailing a cab that didn’t exist. As I approached he asked if he could run with me to the start. “Of course!” He was hoping to break 2 hours in the race. I would like... read more

New York; Entry One

Every so often, if you are watching for it, you have one of those perfect days. I awoke well rested after a solid night of sleep ready to tackle the day. Boston Marathon training is in full swing and I had 6 miles of easy running to do. First things first… some Cafe Bustelo. As I set off from Engineers Gate I noted how great the weather was for running. Sunny, zero wind, with a temperature of 40-45... read more

Warmest Regards, Twenty-Fifteen

2015 was great, but it was not without a few challenges. Those challenges were outside of the Running and Triathlon world though and I guess that’s called ‘life.’ The challenges faced in the Running and Tri world were brought on myself, because I signed up for a boatload of big races with big expectations. Abbe and I signed up for the Paris Marathon and both of us got in. I then decided... read more

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