The Longest Long Run

Here it is: the longest long run of my training. The longest long run of my life until now. Mike and I set out for 28 miles, meeting in Prospect Park at 7:15. Our plan was to run 6 or so miles before meeting the Prospect Park Track Club at 8 am. Many people have … Continue reading

The Dog Days of Training

For a few weeks, all my efforts were focused on running and raising money for Gilda’s Club. After a long, physical day of work at the Park Slope Food Coop, I’d come home and quickly change into my running gear and hit the pavement. Computer time was spent making posters for my fundraiser, thanking my … Continue reading

Grete’s Gallop 1/2 Marathon, Breakfast, 1/2 Marathon Home

Today’s run was like none that I’d ever run before. Finally mostly over the sinus attack, time for a race! My Reach the Beach cohort Mike was running the Grete’s Gallop 1/2 Marathon in Central Park (a common tune-up for marathoners) then running home to Brooklyn. This sounded like a good idea to me. Having … Continue reading

Sickly Struggle around the Park & Cemetery

Still fighting the cold, today’s workout was a 3×2 mile tempo run. And it sucked. I did a nice warm up then hit the first 2 miles of tempo feeling good. The second mile, though, was up the hill by the garden and it sapped my energy. The rest of the run was a real … Continue reading

Jaunt around the Cemetery

This frustrating post-Reach the Beach cold won’t go away. I hadn’t run for more than a week and I needed to get out. Sniffly and tired, I took this short jaunt around the Cemetery. I felt ok while running but don’t know how my cold will be later. Statistics found here: Cemetery CW – Details.

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