On Sunday I fled the cold and ran in the Marathon Bahamas Half Marathon. I know they say “It’s Better in the Bahamas” and it may be, but if we’re talking about my time it was not. I ran 1:57:11, about 4 minutes slower than my average and 12 minutes behind my PB. That was … More Better In The Bahamas?
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
When you live somewhere for 15 years it’s bound to get a grip on you in a lot of different ways. Ties to friends, neighbors, institutions and organizations gained over the years stay with you even after you’ve gone. This past weekend I returned to South Florida to attend the wedding of our friends’ daughter … More Miami Vise
So ever since I discovered that the “race-cation” is a thing I’ve been thinking a little more about the “where” of my next race than the “what”. Last year we travelled to Nashville for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon, to the Montgomery Half Marathon, to The Colony, Texas for the Liberty By The Lake … More 55 and Cloudy. Welcome to Key West
Last Sunday was my birthday. A big one – one that makes people say “age is only a number” to you. But I’m not worried about getting older. In fact as I see it I actually turned 5 years younger, and I’m pretty excited about that. Last week I was the old guy in my … More Happy Birthday
So that was it, the Magic City half marathon; my last half marathon in the “old man” age group. Next time I race I will be in the “old as hell man” group. And you know what? I am looking forward to it. Yes our culture is youth obsessed and many people dread the thought … More Movin’ On Up
That’s the title song of a 1960 Frank Sinatra album. I used to sing the chorus, “nice and easy does it every time”, to myself while playing golf because slow, smooth and steady swings produce the best shots. I tend to do the opposite in running, rushing forward until I can’t. That approach has generally … More Nice n’ Easy
Ok 24 hours till the starting gun. I’m sitting around drinking Gatorade and water, figured I’d post an entry and a solicitation of advice. The forecast is a little warmer and a little wetter than I was hoping for, but I reckon you gotta play the cards you’re dealt. It’s not like I haven’t run … More TCS NYC MARATHON
That’s where I’ll be – 2 weeks from tomorrow. 10:15 AM. Or at least that’s the plan. Unfortunately my enthusiasm has plummeted following my long run today. I ran 15 miles pretty slow – about 18 seconds per mile behind my marathon goal pace – and I will tell you that I could not have … More Wave 2, Blue, D
Many runners who are participating in the TCSNYC Marathon had their last legitimately long run yesterday. I know I did, and I think I saw a few of you out there too. So as they say “the hay is in the barn” and next week we’re on our way to taper town. I managed to … More But Is It Enough Hay For A Marathon?