After last year's stomach problems, I was due to solve the issues and have a good race this time. Running on the Presenting Sponsor's team, Colavita, meant we had a nice dinner Friday night and packet pickup was done for me beforehand. Since the past three times I drove in bad traffic to get to … Continue reading 2019 A1A Marathon
Pacing for the 3:50 group this year... Year #14 of the race out of 15 previous years with #13 skipped due to change in ownership. I set up and worked at the Expo on Friday. It was small, but in a great location – right in the pavilion next to the start and finish line … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon 2018
I arrived mid-afternoon and went directly to the Expo for my one hour shift. Since the race this year was now two half marathons plus a full marathon, there were many more people in the Expo and in the surrounding parking lots. Crowded! I found my pacing shirt and stick easily, and began to speak … Continue reading Space Coast Half Marathon 2018
26.2 miles. A fly-away race. A chance to qualify to register for next year's Boston Marathon, on a new course, in a first-year event. The race began in Marlboro, Vermont at a small college, and finished in Massachusetts at another small community college. The day before, Maureen and I drove to the beginning point of … Continue reading New England Green River Marathon
3.1 mi. Time to go fast in warm weather. Last year I received a comp entry but was not put in the proper age group. I was listed as "uncategorized" so I was not eligible for a prize. I did a warmup run of about 2 miles with Jen and Maureen. I knew it was … Continue reading 2018 Sunfest 5k
Second year in a row for me attending the big race weekend in Boston as a spectator. I had qualifying times last September but didn't want to run it every year, so the opportunity to see the race and be a part of the weekend was a good one for me. I stayed in an … Continue reading Watching Boston Marathon 2018
To have a good race at A1-A, you HAVE to still feel good at this point, this is where it's important to begin the fight to get home on time.