Working up and up.

8 mi. Today was a return to the Blue Heron Bridge. It wasn’t by design, but I seem to have positioned three challenging hill workouts all in the same week. Two days ago our group went to Jensen Beach. We have a 4 mile route on Skyline Drive that includes rolling hills and one steep … Continue reading Working up and up.

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

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

Denver south and the hills!

4-5 miles - John and I landed at noon in Denver for a week in the mountains. He is finishing up his track season, with a few meets ahead that lead to local champoinships. I have the Boston Marathon in four weeks. We can't blank-out for a whole week of running. Mike, our host for … Continue reading Denver south and the hills!

Boston Marathon 2013 – The race to the finish line

This year's race looked to be perfect weather for anyone traveling up from Florida. Even before the 10 day forecast could reach April 15th, it was apparent that the temps would not be too warm or too cold. Only precipitation could mess up what looked to be a wonderful day to run. I flew Sunday … Continue reading Boston Marathon 2013 – The race to the finish line