Tag Archives: Flower City Half Marathon (Rochester)

Not With My Body, But With My Head and Heart: Boilermaker 2017

I’ve documented my love affair with the Utica Boilermaker extensively in these pages. I’ve written about my 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 runs in various posts, devoted entire posts to my participation in 2015, and 2016‘s races, and even written the locally viral 15(K) Reasons to … Continue reading

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Life Gets in the Way (Part Two): The 2017 Flower City Half Marathon

Nine marathons. Nine half marathons. Eight Boilermakers. You might say I’m an experienced runner, but I would say I don’t feel like it most of the time. You might say I’ve seen a lot, but I would say that I … Continue reading

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Return to Burlington: The Road Goes Ever On

I was late getting to the start line. Very late. Tables and chairs had already been stacked up underneath tents. The last empty gel packets and banana peels had been picked up and thrown into the garbage bags, which were … Continue reading

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No Easy Miles: The 2015 Flower City Half Marathon

If Montgomery Burns designed a half marathon course, I imagine it would look a little like the Flower City Half Marathon: two nasty hills a little past the halfway point with a short section of cobblestones on the second to mess … Continue reading

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