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#runstreak day 475: The End of the Streak and a European Runcation (Photoessay)

On April 20, at around 5:30 in the evening, I finished a lazy two-mile run around the neighborhood. It was an unremarkable way to end a remarkable sequence. A 475-day #runstreak, encompassing 2,285.52 total running miles had come to an … Continue reading

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#runstreak recap: Boilermaker or Bust (Days 148-189)

This part of the #runstreak story began at the moment I crossed the 10K timing mat at the Boilermaker. It’s usually a great moment. Two-thirds of the race is over, the really hard parts of the course are done, and all … Continue reading

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15(K) Reasons to Love the Utica Boilermaker

If you’ve run The Boilermaker, or if you’ve ever been involved in any capacity, you’ll know what I am talking about. If you’re getting ready for your first time participating as a runner, spectator or volunteer, you are in for … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Running Rehoboth

For the third year in a row, I went on vacation while preparing for a race. Two years ago, I was in the middle of Boilermaker training, shredding a perfectly good pair of shoes on the hard cinder railbed of the Danvers … Continue reading

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Redemption Song (First Verse)

Just two weeks after Burlington, I let Tessa talk me into riding 100 km in the Rochester Tour de Cure, my first-ever long-distance bicycle ride. So it was back on the bicycle, which served the dual purpose of keeping my … Continue reading

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Rolling on to the Roc, Part 2: Once More Around the Lake

Just 6 days after the Boilermaker, I logged my 1,000th mile of the year–a milestone that took me exactly a year to achieve in 2012 took me less than 8 months this time around. I was already on the second … Continue reading

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Rolling on to the Roc, Part 1: Another Boilermaker Sunday

It’s the end of November and the central New York weather has begun its descent into winter. This week, we have seen blasts of lake effect snow coming of Lake Ontario and temperatures dipping into the teens and 20s.

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