Category Archives: Marathon Training

Fifth Avenue Mile

Fast forward five short weeks since the Pentathlon.  Nobody missed anything.  I took a week off because everyone says you should do that every now and then, I felt worse after the break than I did beforehand.  Then took it … Continue reading

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Five Times The Fun in Philadelphia

Nothing marks the end of summer like the annual rite of passage held in Fort Washington PA – the Greater Philadelphia Runner’s Pentathlon.  I believe this is the fourth annual running of this event, third time I have been involved. … Continue reading

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Three Words I Never Thought I’d Say – “Back To Des Moines”

Or is that four words?… If I were Jack Bauer from “24”, my absence would be described as “going dark” or “off the grid”.  If I were Rocky Balboa you would have just assumed I went back to Siberia to … Continue reading

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New York Yankees – R.I.P.

$55 million for two guys in the heart of your lineup to hit under .150 for the series?!?  Looks like the Yanks just gifted me a whole lot of October sleep now that their feeble playoff run is over.  Time to jump … Continue reading

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Splish Splash What A Painful Bath

Holy Smokes – 5000m is a long, long way.  Just back from Syracuse after running the Festival of Races USATF 5k National Championships – was fun trip interrupted by 16 minutes of freezing cold hell, if there can be such … Continue reading

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Runners Take Your Mark….

Morning of the race – with a race number in hand (thanks New York Road Runners!) I guess I am ready to go.  We drove up yesterday afternoon, had a nice dinner downtown, then had “family TV night” in our … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Is Written In Red

If Yogi Berra once said “It ain’t over til it’s over”, would I be accused of plagiarism if I stated “It ain’t started til it’s started”?  I swear this stuff only happens to me – even on a slow day … Continue reading

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