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NYRR Mini 10k – Spectator Report

The NYRR Mini 10K is a women’s only race that has been held since 1972. It is of significant importance in women’s running history. Just three weeks after its inaugural running Title IX was signed. The Battalion had 8 females racing, so the men were going to go cheer! I crashed at Dougie’s as a lot of the gals were having a sleepover at my place. We ended up leaving at 6:30AM to report... read more

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

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