Today is the first day to apply to run in the TCS NYC Marathon in 2019, and I’ve apparently got a month to mull over whether or not I will. It may take every minute of that time to decide but I feel like I probably won’t. If you’re one of the few people who … More It Will Conflict You
5ks are kinda like the gateway drug for distance runners. I think most of us start out running these shorter races before we move on to the strong stuff – 10k, half marathon, marathon and ultra-marathon. I’ve pretty much moved on from the 5k race wise, I’m mostly a half marathon guy now. But I … More Baby It’s Cold Outside. But Not Me
I ran the Magic City Half Marathon for the fourth time the weekend before last, adding a little more than 5 and a half minutes to my time since I first ran it in 2015 despite the fact that this year’s new course seemed to be a lot flatter and faster than the previous route. … More Teddy Bear Picnic – The Magic City Half Marathon
I started this running blog a few years to chronicle my running exploits leading up to the TCSNYC Marathon in 2016. Along the way I picked up some comments and followers from other runners, and I started to follow many back. After a while you feel like you really do know these people. There’s Donna … More The Search For A Girl On A Search For Adventure – Las Vegas Half
If you grew up in New York when I did, as a kid you no doubt played stoop ball or stickball or other street games using a Pensie Pinkie or a Spaldeen – pink rubber balls with a strong capacity to bounce back. I think it was the Pensie Pinkie that was stamped with the … More Vulcanized Runner
I ran the slowest half marathon of my life yesterday, and I’m fairly pleased with the result. Here’s why. The race was part of the Vacation Race National Park Series – the inaugural Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon, so even if I ran slow I was still able to spend a few days touring a part … More Mt. Rushmore or less
When folks of a certain age hear “yeah, yeah, yeah” they immediately think of the rock n roll band that is arguably the greatest of them all. Of course I’m talking about, ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles! “Yeah, yeah, yeah” is also a phrase in wide use by people offering unconvincing reassurance that they are … More Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
I don’t know what it is, but I always feel compelled to run a race on the 4th of July. In fact with the exception of 2016 I’ve run a race on Independence Day every year since I began running. There was the Pound Ridge NY 5k which was only my second race, my first … More Single Track Mind?
I’ve had 3 miserable races in my life. The first was the Publix A1A Half Marathon in 2016 when I ate a huge 3 way at Skyline Chili the night before and then thought running a sub-8 minute half marathon in the warm Florida air was doable. It was, well for the first 4 miles … More BHM 26.2 – Pace or Place Redux
I ran “The South’s Toughest 15k” for the 3rd time this morning – the Ellis Porch Statue to Statue race in Birmingham Alabama. I gotta figure it’s not all that tough to be the South’s toughest 15k. It’s a pretty uncommon distance. To wit, I did a quick search on Active.com to find “races near … More Pace or Place?