Boston Marathon 2018 Race Report

Hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since I last ran the Boston marathon. But last year when Meredith mentioned that the race date fell on her 40th birthday, it seemed as good a reason as ever to make the pilgrimmage back to this marathoner’s mecca. I qualified at the Jack and Jill race last July, with a nice […]

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Mesa-Phx Marathon 2018 Race Report

When she turned 60 in 2009, my Mom decided to run her first marathon. She finished in 5:03:39, just slightly slower than her 4:59:59 goal. Although completing a marathon at all is a huge accomplishment, she had her sights on covering the distance at a certain pace. After having to run NYCM alone (I broke my leg when we were […]

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Harmon Lake Trail Marathon Race Report

Small races = friendly faces! This weekend Sara and I flew to North Dakota to meet my parents and run races associated with the Harmon Lake Trail Festival. This small festival is only a few years old and entry fee was CHEAP – we each paid $10 for our half- and marathon race entries because we were among the first […]

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Training for the Jack and Jill

I started using the Pfitzinger plan again for my July marathon (the Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon). I’ve always enjoyed this plan. I’m doing the 12/55, into the third week so far. A few highlights:   Wednesday’s 11 miles recovery: I used my HRM with a max of 150bpm and managed to hold a 9:33 pace. (I’m not sure if […]

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Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2017 Race Report

…..note: I’m writing this on Aug 2nd, over 6 months after the race. I definitely don’t remember the play-by-play, but I regret I never posted anything. Here we go!..   Sara has always wanted to get married in Hawaii, and I like to joke that when she first said “and I assume we’d schedule the wedding around a race”, I […]

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Marathon du Medoc 2016 Race Report

I don’t know the first time I heard of the Marathon du Medoc, the “longest marathon in the world”. I’m sure it’s been at least a decade that I’ve wanted to don a costume and run 42km through the vineyards near Bordeaux, France. 2016 was the year! The opportunity arose when Sara’s mom proposed visiting her brother and his French […]

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Avery Four on the Fourth Race Report 2016

I was excited for this run, but also a little nervous about the calf pain I’d had late last week. It was forecast to be WARM (77F) at the race start of 9am. Avery Four on the Fourth is a great Independence Day run; they have a beer garden and breakfast for all runners afterwards, and if you place in […]

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