NH Reach the Beach Relay Race Report by My Wife Erin

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Let me begin by saying I don’t race. I hate racing and always have. For one, I don’t have a competitive bone in my body (except when playing backgammon, or any game for that matter, with my husband). I just don’t thrive on the stress and anticipation of race day. The jittery feeling, instead of […]

Ultra Race Report: Gratitude and Distillation at the Bighorn 100 Trail Run

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This is a guest post by Runblogger trail writer David Henry. You can read all of David’s posts here. My Racing Background Running a 100 mile race is something that had captivated my imagination ever since I found out they existed.  Something about the adventure and near impossibility of the idea intrigued me.  I fortunately (or […]

The 5K Bites Me Back: Humbled By Heat And Hills

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About a month ago I ran a 5K in which I finished just two seconds short of my PR. To say that I was happy would be an understatement. It was only my second 5K of the year, and it gave me hope that a new PR would soon follow. I had set my eyes […]

A Tale of Two 5K’s: How a Change in Race Approach Led to a Near PR

Sometime last year I decided that it was time to step away from the marathon for awhile and focus on shorter, faster races. I love marathons, but the training cycles had become a grind, and I was tired of focusing all of my effort on only one or two races per year. I have also […]

Race Recap: New PR at the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon!

One of my most vivid memories from high school was having to complete the 3-mile run in under 21 minutes on the track to make the varsity soccer team. I did it, but just barely (it hurt!), and I can remember teammates puking after they crossed the finish-line. I’m way more competitive with myself than […]

Race Report: Friendly Kitchen 5K

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a race report, the main reason being that I simply have not run that many races in the past two years. My last race was back in April of this year, a 5K in which I ran a time of 19:20. Given my lack of consistent training […]

Jenny Simpson Wins Gold in the Women’s 1500m at the 2011 World Championships at Daegu

Another great finish at the World Championships at Daegu. This time American Jenny Barringer-Simpson kicks to a 1st place finish in the women’s 1500m. As reported on Runner’s World, she is the first American female middle distance gold medalist at a World Championships since Mary Decker Slaney in 1983 – a huge boost for American […]

Vibram Fivefingers KomodoSport Review and 5K Race Report

For the first few years after I started running, the 5k was my preferred race distance – in fact, my 5k PR (18:51) was set back in 2008. Like many runners, I was quickly bitten by the marathon bug and focused most of 2009-2010 on long distance races. I’ve run only a handful of 5k’s […]

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 […]

Hat Run 50K Race Report: Friends, Woods, Water, and Hills = Perfection

At 9:00 AM last Saturday morning I stood at the starting line of the Hat Run 50K in a grassy field in Susquehanna Sate Park, MD (photo at left by Jeff Hinte, HAT Race Director). I was contemplating the fact that I was about to run 31 miles on hilly trails that would take me […]