4mi. 1800+ registered runners of ALL ages. 900 pies for finishers. Medals to all participants. Long ahead in the future, people will look back and ask how an event this cool was so much to so many people. It is a great race! John and I arrived just before 6:30am, in time for a good … Continue reading Run 4 the Pies
32 miles . It should have been an easy "celebration of riding." For me, it was a workout done mostly by myself. I arrived at Loggerhead Park to be ready for a 7am ride. Problem was, nobody else was on that plan. I saw Jerry and Howard setting up, I got my things together and rode … Continue reading The Thanksgiving Ride
2000 yards My first significant swim in a month! I felt ok, other than the googles were on strangualtion mode as far as my eyes could tell. Breathing was good, my time was slow but I didn't hate the experience. I do like the look I get from using the non-run muscles on my upper … Continue reading Leftover laps
8mi. Today I was first to the lot, first to run, and first to encounter the high or drunk homeless guy at the water fountain and bathroom. He asked me if I knew what time it was, when I said (and showed him) I didn't have a watch, he started to yell at me that,"I'd … Continue reading Bridge runnah
6 mi. Today instead of riding, John and I went to Loggerhead park to run with Erica and Walter. We set it up last night while at dinner, we'd agreed to meet and start at 7am. John surprised me, I thought he would bail out and sleep. The cyclists, not many of them, were meeting … Continue reading More of what yesterday brought.
10 mi. I had a 20 miler or at least 16 planned, in my head. A company dinner Friday night at ER Bradleys was well done, I had eaten well, too. Smokey chicken and pasta for lunch, more penne a la vodka for dinner. The night included some drinks with dinner, some shots with franchisees … Continue reading Back to a normal sense of, no wait…
4 mi. I met Erica early and we did the warmup a tad faster than most. We ran and talked with Tom Matese, his son did a 17:12 in the state championship last week! Erica's workout was to do twelve 400m repeats at 1:35 pace. We did the first one in 1:38, and every other … Continue reading I’ll take a dozen 400s to go.
26.2 mi. Race Day!The corrals were organized and not overcrowded, I saw plenty of bathrooms and places to eat and drink. This is NOT what I had pictured for the world's largest marathon start. I've driven over the The corrals were organized and not overcrowded, I saw plenty of bathrooms and places to eat and … Continue reading NYC Marathon 2013 ~ The Race
My one year wait to run through the streets of the city was over - I arranged for the flight with Sal and Suzanne to arrive early on Friday to have the day in the city to our liking. We stashed our luggage at my place, the Atlas, a brilliant score (from my brother-in-law) for my … Continue reading NYC Marathon 2013 ~ The trip