Category Archives: Masters Running

Vacationing, Track Style

After punching the two world record tickets on my first two tries, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  With the US Indoor Nationals this weekend, then the WMA Indoor World Championships in late March, there is still … Continue reading

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Look What I Found… (times 2)

Re-reading this title one could be led to believe I was referring to this blog.  I actually wasn’t, but I guess it could serve as a double entendre.  (I’m not going to admit how many tries it took for spell … Continue reading

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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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GTPC Runners Pentathlon Recap

Well, not only did I survived the race onslaught yesterday at Germantown Academy, but I stumbled upon a late comeback and managed to sneak away the individual champion.  The sprints turned out to be manageable interruptions of my distance event … 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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Still Drinking From The Fountain Of Youth

Well, the hits just keep on coming.  In a year I had all but written off six months ago, I continue to ride the victory wave.  In yesterday’s GNC Live Well Liberty Mile I had what it took to top … 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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Fifth Avenue Mile, Take 3…

Fifth Avenue Mile Eve – since this will be my third running I feel like a seasoned veteran.  I know I am definitely a veteran of running this race dinged up – hamstring in ’10, achilles in ’11, now hamstring … Continue reading

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Pulling My Own Weight

With the bar being set high by the guys in London, the pressure was on for the second day of the masters outdoor nationals in Lisle, IL.  With Mo and Galen still having additional Olympic events to run, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Clark Griswold-ing It To Outdoor Nationals

Tomorrow kicks off another national meet weekend.  The whole family decided to make this one into a road trip vacation, so 11 hours in the truck yesterday got us from Enola toLisle, Illinois.  Sounds worse than it actually was, Redbox … Continue reading

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