Tag Archives: long-distance running
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
There are some advantages to running a race more than once. At least you know what you’re in for. You know every twist and turn of the course. You know how to train for it. You know your strategy by … Continue reading
I’ve had to endure some tough weeks on the #runstreak. But they haven’t been much tougher than this one. Monday I faced snow, the traditional Northeast runners’ winter adversary. Sure, it was only four inches, and I was armed with … Continue reading
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
I celebrated the New Year this morning with a quick two-mile run around the neighborhood. I was slow, bloated by bad food and one-too-many glasses of champagne, but I got out there on a dank, windy day and kept the … Continue reading
You learn to expect the unexpected in a marathon. From bonking at mile 18 on your first attempt to searching for a portapotty at mile 25 to avoiding spectators who leap out in front of you without warning, after a … Continue reading
Last year, before running the Flower City Half and abandoning the idea of running a spring marathon completely, I had narrowed my choices for a May 26.2 to three possibilities: Ottawa if there was extra money in the budget, Buffalo … Continue reading
I was even more of a nervous nelly than usual before the United Airlines NYC Half, my first race of 2018.
Forty days. Today, I’m celebrating the continuation of my longest ever run streak.