Boston Marathon 2019

Blog reading made easy - for those not interested in the detailed blow-for-blow on the day's race, here's how I tally the events that led to a 9-minute PR on the Boston course. This was my best of 47 prior marathons. Here's why: I followed a well-structured plan for four months (Hanson's Marathon Method)I kept … Continue reading Boston Marathon 2019

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The 3 minute bridge workouts

It takes longer than 3 minutes to run a lap on the Blue Heron Bridge. According to the training plan I am using, I warmup for 1.5 miles then complete ten 3 minute surges over the hill. At the pace I use, 3 minutes gets me 80-85% over the hill. I jog to the bottom, … Continue reading The 3 minute bridge workouts

New England Green River Marathon

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

Be Boston – Marathon 2017

Welcome Runners! This was my first visit to the Boston Marathon as a spectator! I've been wanting to do this for several years. I know the weekend schedule, I know the town, and I know the course. I can put myself where I want to be, without any of the concerns that I'd have if I was … Continue reading Be Boston – Marathon 2017