NYC Marathon 2013 ~ The Race

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

NYC Marathon 2013 ~ The trip

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

Ironman Switzerland 2013

2.4 mi swim/112 mi bike/26 mi run. For every oval sticker on the back of a car, for every red logo tattoo on the back of a calf muscle, there's a story. These are things I recall from yesterday, only 12 hours from my finish. Instead of crafting the thoughts into a chronological listing - … Continue reading Ironman Switzerland 2013

Third century production

100 mi ride/3 mi run  A 6:00am meetup means we started pedaling around 6:15. This is my thrid 100 mile ride of the year. We had a group of Barry and Lisa Reiss, Sal and Suzanne, Erica, Erin and Izzy. We rode in shifting winds up the wet road to the lighthouse bridge. Barry and … Continue reading Third century production

St Anthony’s finishers and Suzanne, too.

8 mi. I met Walter at 4:55am on a breezy, 78 degree morning. Chiara was already in the cage ticking off laps. I'm surprised to see that so much of the south wall's turquoise fence has been put up, maybe they're embarrassingly behind schedule and working quick to get one side of the bridge fixed. Fine … Continue reading St Anthony’s finishers and Suzanne, too.