Tag Archives: marathon training

The un-marathon race report

The NY ING UN-Marathon Race Report In April 2012 I ran the Chi-town half marathon in 1:38 which qualified me to get into the NY marathon.  I had never entered the lottery to get in but had always wanted to … Continue reading

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Feeling alive at five!!!!!

I spend most of my days indoors in an office.  The office has a nice view but its indoors and well its boring most of the time.  As I left my office today, Friday, it started to rain.  No, let … Continue reading

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5,000 Kettle Bell Swings

I swear I did that many yesterday.  It was brutal.  It was something completely different from my last 18 Saturdays.  I did a bootcamp.  If you don’t know what a kettle bell swing  is – here is a link http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/eow-kettlebell-swing . … Continue reading

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Chasing “down” the blood sugars – The Chicago Marathon Race Report

This was Chicago Marathon #7 for me and my 23?ish marathon in total.  Was it a PR-no, but damn I felt really good.  I really wish I could explain why. I had never run a marathon without officially training for … Continue reading

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Leadman 2012 Race Report

Background This race was brought to my attention by my friend Hootie who works for lifetime fitness.  I think it was shortly after I had finished Ironman Texas.  It appealed to my sense of adventure and my love for travelling. … Continue reading

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My tips on running a marathon in colder than expected weather

One of the many challenges of preparing for a long distance race is facing the “unknown” or the “uncontrollable”.  You put hours and hours into training and it all comes to a peak on just one day or 4-6 hours … Continue reading

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Inspirational Athletes

Oh weekends why must you disappear so fast.  It was such a great weekend, full of exercise, food and lots of friends. On Friday, I made the decision to ship my own bike to the race and dropped it off … Continue reading

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