Race Report: 2009 Hartford Marathon


When it comes to races, marathons are truly a different beast than any other distance I have run, both mentally and physically. We spend months training and obsessing about marathon strategy, but unfortunately sometimes things don’t go our way on race day, which can lead to disappointment. Yesterday I ran the 2009 ING Hartford Marathon […]

2009 ING Hartford Marathon – Video Recap

Video recaps from the 2009 ING Hartford Marathon – so far I’ve only found one, if you know of any others feel free to drop me a comment!  

Barefoot and Vibram Fivefingers Runners at the Hartford Marathon

I ran the Hartford Marathon this morning, and after finishing had a chance to watch some of the runners come in between 4:00 and 5:00 hours. For all of you barefoot and minimalist runners out there, here’s some inspiration from a few intrepid runners who completed the race either barefoot or in Vibram Fivefingers (all […]

Barefoot Running: Christopher McDougall and the NY Times Roving Runner Blogger

Brian Fidelman, the NY Times Roving Runner Blogger, recently posted a story on the New York Times Well Blog about his experience running barefoot in Central Park with Christopher McDougall, author of “Born to Run” – you can read my review of Born to Run here. Accompanying the article is a great video of the […]

Hartford Marathon Course Maps and Elevation Details


I will be running the 2009 ING Hartford Marathon this Saturday (Oct. 10).  As has been the case with my previous two marathons, I’m now beginning to obsess about the course map and elevation profile. For those who might be interested, I thought that I’d share some details regarding the course that I’ve pulled together […]

Review of Injinji Running Socks: Preventing Blisters with Toesocks


Like most runners, I’m a total junkie when it comes to running gear. I find it really hard to resist trying out the next best thing, and I’m fairly obsessive about what I put on my feet.  I’m therefore somewhat surprised that it took me so long to try out the Injinji toesocks. If you’re […]

Running Across New Hampshire: "Sherpa" John Lacroix to Raise Funds for the Seacoast Science Center


I was recently contacted by a representative from the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire with a request to post information about a charity run that is being done to raise money for the organization.  As a scientist myself, and having visited the SSC on several occasions with my kids, I can vouch for […]