Author Archives: Bruce Pegg
Forty days. Today, I’m celebrating the continuation of my longest ever run streak.
Many of my runs take me along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Culver Road in Irondequoit, NY. About a half mile from home, they go past Transfiguration Lutheran Church then, almost another mile north, the Durand United Church of Christ and, on … Continue reading
Saturday’s run totally sucked. I headed out the door around 1:30 PM, hoping that the weather had warmed up just a little and that the snowplows in the Town of Irondequoit had removed at least some of the 14″ of … Continue reading
I read, and listened to, a lot of advice in the build up to the big day. Most of it, especially the stuff about not going out too fast, I heeded. I took my own sweet time over the Verrazano … Continue reading
In the end, it was everything I had hoped it would be. It was one of those days when it all went right — one of those days that will stay with me for the rest of my life. From … Continue reading
And just like that, it’s taper week. A mere seven days remain until I join the throngs pounding the pavements of New York. Maranoia is setting in. For me, this year, that means two things: endlessly picking apart my training to … Continue reading
The Four Stages of Marathon Training: Stage 1) I’m really doing this! Stage 2) I suppose I’d better do this. Stage 3) Do I really have to do this? Stage 4) Time to finish this.
There’s one universally acknowledged rule all marathon runners adhere to: never do anything new or different on race day. During training, though, it’s good to experiment and learn from your trials and errors, especially when those experiments are conducted during … Continue reading
46 days to go. The intensity of the training is ramping up. Two 16-mile long runs are already behind me, and my tune-up half marathon is in the books. I am still healthy and, for the most part, running fast … Continue reading
Hard to believe, but it’s now less than 80 days until the 2017 New York City Marathon. I’m back on the Hanson’s Training Method once again (with a few alterations, which I’ll explain below). It’s still early yet, of course, but … Continue reading