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
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
21 miles - With a scheduled 4:40 am start, who can tell which runners will show up in an electrical storm for the long one. I spoke with a few people mentioning that I was doing a 20 miler today. I said I'd start at 4:40 am, run south to the church on Singer Island, … Continue reading A crowd of runners
5 mi It's my first visit to the very western part of Texas. My hotel room overlooks... Mexico! That red "X" lit sign is the Mexico/USA southern border. I wanted to run to the border, minus the Taco Bell implications. It looked plenty closer than it was... my 5am start allowed me to go 2.5 … Continue reading El Paso
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
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.