Race Report: Global Benefit 5K in Pembroke, NH

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Thrilling, exciting, and just a tiny bit disappointing – those are the words that best describe my experience running the Global Benefit 5k in Pembroke, NH this morning. It was an awesome day for me, and not just because I had my first top 3 finish in an official race. With three kids in the […]

Runblogger Runcast #8 – Avoiding "The Wall" at the 2010 Disney Marathon

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A few weeks ago I ran the 2010 Disney Marathon in a PR time of 3:24:49 (read my Disney Race Report here), and it was the first of my five marathons in which I managed to avoid bonking (check out these split charts from my five marathons). Runblogger Runcast #8 discusses the reasons that I […]

Race Report: 2010 Disney Marathon

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It’s still a little difficult for me to wrap my head around what happened to me last weekend.  You see, I’d reached a point of utter frustration with the marathon.  Before Sunday, I’d run four of them, and each one went pretty much the same way – I’d run well early in the race, smack […]

Runblogger Runcast #6 – 2010 Disney Marathon Video Compilation

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On January 10, I ran the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon. I went into this race with no expectations other than to have a good time and do my best, and it turned into one of the most amazing running experiences I have ever had – easily the most enjoyable of the five marathons I […]

Race Report: Manchester City Marathon 2009

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When I first signed up to run both the Hartford and Manchester City Marathons this Fall, I was under the mistaken impression that there would be four weeks between them. From past marathon experience, I knew that it takes me about that much time to fully recover from the 26.2 mile race effort, and even […]

Race Report: 2009 Hartford Marathon

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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 […]

Race Report: Cigna Elliot Corporate 5k (2009)

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I generally enter races with both an A goal and a B goal. The A goal is the one that I try to keep to myself, my “dream” goal if you will. My B goal is the time that I think I can realistically beat and still be satisfied with the effort. Only on rare […]

Race Report: Belmont 10 Mile Road Race

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View Larger Map After two years of running, I can finally say that I ran a race conservatively and with some degree of intelligence. Normally, I squeeze out every last bit of energy in races, finishing with a desire to do nothing but collapse on the ground. I have a problem when it comes to […]

Race Report: Run 4 Rusty 4-Miler (Concord, NH)

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It’s not often that you get to run a race on one of your standard training routes, and it was with some excitement that I realized a few weeks ago that I would get to have that very opportunity. A new race in my hometown of Concord, the Run 4 Rusty 4-Miler, took place this […]

Race Report: Vermont City Marathon, Round 2

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I decided somewhat late in the game to commit to running a spring marathon this year (March 22 to be exact – see this blog post). My training had only started about four weeks earlier, and I was having a hard time getting runs in between work and family commitments. However, I had personal, family-related […]

My Road Racing Results: 2007-2008

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Below is a log of my results from races that I’ve run in my first 1 1/2 years as a serious runner. I compiled this list on Athlinks.com, which is a neat little site that allows you to compare your performance with others who run the same races as you. You can submit the info […]

Why I Run: The Story of How I Became a Runner

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The following 3-part post recounts the story of how an out-of-shape college professor (me circa May 2007) became a runner, and how a personal tragedy motivated me to challenge and survive my first marathon. Part I: Becoming a Runner If you ask a distance runner like myself why it is that we run, most of […]

Race Report: Disney’s Royal Family 5k

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Image by caniswolfie via Flickr As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, it has been difficult to stick to my running schedule this winter. The combination of snow, ice, cold, and a busy work schedule have conspired to limit my ability to get outside, and just when I thought I was back on track with […]