Reach the Beach: Leg 28 – My Third Leg

After everything I’d already done, the sunny noontime downhill 5.5 miler seemed like icing on the cake. I’d psyched myself up for this one. The last run of the race for me with a course designed for cruising, I wanted to open up and enjoy the ride. I’m glad I approached it with this mindset … Continue reading

Reach the Beach: Leg 17 – My Second Leg

I find myself at 2:45 in the morning under sparkling stars and bright moon in an open meadow at the top of a 2-mile long hill in the middle of New Hampshire.  Two thoughts quickly fly through my head: “What the hell am I doing here?” And “There’s is nowhere I’d rather be.” I run … Continue reading

Reach the Beach: Leg 6 – My First Leg

My first leg of the Reach the Beach Relay for Better on the Way Down was Leg #6. I took the week off since my long run last Sunday. My body was beginning to feel the miles. A taper to prepare for race day was in order anyway. When registering, I had estimated my pace … Continue reading

Gilda’s Club Long Run

This morning I took the subway into Manhattan for another training run with the Gilda’s Club Team. Not too many Gilda’s runners were there, but the coaches were so it was a good time to talk. We set off around the big park loop at a nice pace. My legs were feeling a little worn, … Continue reading

Third of Three in 24 hours: Commuting Home

At the end of work, I pulled a Clark Kent converting from your friendly neighborhood yogurt buyer into Pegleg the Bionic Runner. For the commute home I left work and immediately went in the direction away from home. I wanted to run at least 8 miles and ended up doing just over 9. The best … Continue reading

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