Race Report: 2011 Boston Marathon

Last summer I spent a weekend in Boston with my family, and during the trip I paid a visit the the Bill Rogers Running Center for the first time. While there, I admired the many Boston Marathon shirts that were for sale, but chose not to buy one since I had not yet qualified for […]

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Boston Marathon: Got My Registration In!

A few people have asked me if I got into the Boston Marathon given the registration mess that occurred. I’m happy to report that I was well prepared at 9:00 AM on registration day and did manage to get in (pending verification of my BQ time). I had suspected that it was going to fill […]

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Qualifying for Boston at the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon: My Race Report

Three and a half years ago I was overweight and out-of-shape (see picture at left) – my 190 pound body was far more comfortable sitting on the couch and watching TV than clicking off miles out on the road. Yesterday, however, after burning off about 25 pounds from my 5’10” frame (the right-hand picture to […]

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Runblogger Podcast #17: Baby Ben, Boston, and Fall Marathon Plans

Where the heck have I been??? Why haven’t I put out a new Runblogger Podcast episode in over a month? Listen to RP#17 to find out what I’ve been up to! In this grab-bag of an episode I: -talk about the events of the past 5 weeks, including the birth of my son Ben, and […]

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Elite Males in Slow-Motion at the 2010 Boston Marathon: Cheruiyot, Merga, Kebede, Kigen, Goumri, Keflezighi, Hall

Image via Wikipedia A few weeks ago I posted a slow-motion video of Ryan Hall from the 2010 Boston Marathon that was taken by a pair of my undergraduate students (thanks Erin and Daniella!). They headed down to Newton on Marathon Monday to watch and film portions the race, and as it turns out, they […]

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On Qualifying for the Boston Marathon: My Quest for a BQ

Image via Wikipedia What follows is an except from a post I just published to the dailymile Community Blog: If you asked me 5 years ago what the letters BQ stand for, I would have had no idea. Back then I was overweight, out of shape, and the idea of qualifying for the Boston Marathon, […]

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Boston Marathon Course Preview: Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill

My dailymile and Twitter friend Alett M. (@petfxr) just put together an awesome slideshow combining photos from her final prep run for the 2010 race as well as pictures taken at the mile 20 “beer check” from 2009. Check it out:

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