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?
What a day for my Garmin Forerunner to start feeding me bad information. I was running in the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon this past Sunday and as if the new course isn’t hard enough my Garmin somehow tacked on an extra half mile. What’s weird is that the Garmin is usually pretty darn accurate … More United NYC Half Marathon and Half Mile