Tag Archives: Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Where Did the Fox Go? (Part One)
Well, now. That’s a good — and reasonable — question. It’s also a difficult one for me to answer, first because I am not sure I can provide a clear answer and, second, because part of any answer I may … Continue reading
Review: Sakyong Mipham’s Running with the Mind of Meditation
Two runners. The same, first marathon. Two injuries. And two totally different outcomes.
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
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
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
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
The Road to Toronto, Part 3: On the Waterfront
I thought I was prepared for Toronto. I had followed the program to a T, and my pre-race routine went exactly as I had planned.
Interlude: Hanson’s Training, Week 6
This was the week of the Hanson’s program that I was dreading. The reality check. The moment when all those self-doubts I was experiencing a couple of weeks ago were going to come to the fore.
The Road to Toronto, Part 2: Running in the Soup
I could not have picked a worse summer to train for a marathon than the summer of 2012 in central New York. It was the warmest summer on record, with 26 days of temperatures over 90F/32C and the second highest … Continue reading
The Road to Toronto, Part 1: Hotter Than July
Week 4 of training concluded this weekend with a couple of chilly 6-milers. Already, the doubts are creeping in: doubts that I can follow this program to the letter, doubts that my second marathon will end better than my first. … Continue reading