Tag Archives: New Jersey marathon

The Story of (the Other) Bruce and the Spider

I would have been about seven or eight when I first heard the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider. I remember I was at Whitehall Primary School at the time and that I was very upset and frustrated … Continue reading

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Battery in Burlington

If you had told me as I was hobbling around on the Monday after the Mountain Goat that not only would I run Burlington but that I would come in just 28 seconds slower than my New Jersey time a … Continue reading

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Humblebrags and Future Plans

My 2013 running season was so unbelievably successful that I am already worried that this year will be a let down. It is certainly going to be hard to repeat last year’s achievements. So if you’ll indulge me for a … Continue reading

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Rolling on to the Roc, Part 3: “Anything with a Three in Front of It”

It never fails. The side injury before the Empire State Half. The ITB problems before and during Toronto. The heel pain before and during New Jersey. There’s always something that sows the seeds of doubt prior to a big race, … Continue reading

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7 Weeks to Free Beer

It’s been a little over a month since the New Jersey Marathon, and I am still having trouble wiping the grin off my face whenever someone asks me how I did. Even though the story of my success in that … Continue reading

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Jersey Strong

Smarter. Stronger. Faster. From week 6 of the Hanson’s program, that became my mantra for New Jersey. But memories of Toronto, of having faith in a program that ultimately let me down, of hitting the wall and the ITBS injury, … Continue reading

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Hanson’s Training, Week 18

I jumped right back into training after the Syracuse Half. There was no recovery, just an immediate return to the work/run/eat/sleep/repeat routine. Although the Syracuse PR gave me some much needed confidence, with a mere 6 weeks to go to … Continue reading

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