I thought about not recapping this race, because (SPOILER ALERT!) it did not go well for me. But then I reconsidered: There’s still value in documenting what the race was like for people considering it in the future, and there’s also value in reminding myself that you can have a really bad race and it’s not the end of the world. Continue reading Race Recap: Mayflower Brewing Half Marathon
For the second week in a row, I ran a specific race for the fourth time in four years. On Sunday I participated in Boston’s annual Run to Remember, a half marathon and 5 mile race that supports the families of fallen police officers.
I registered for the half marathon distance, figuring that I should be able to handle it after running Boston a month earlier. I had originally planned to squeeze in one or maybe two long runs (10-12 miles) in the weeks before the race, but then of course I got a fairly bad cold and ended up not doing it. As a result, the Run to Remember was by far my longest run since the marathon and I was nervous about not being well-prepared. Continue reading Race Recap: Run to Remember Half Marathon
Last weekend I ran my fourth Harpoon 5-Miler, the annual fundraising race hosted by Boston’s Harpoon Brewery to support The Angel Fund. This is one of my favorite running events; not only is 5 miles one of my favorite race distances, but the race is followed by an outdoor party featuring delicious Harpoon beer. Continue reading Race Recap: 2015 Harpoon 5-Miler
Last weekend, I tried something new and ran a relay race. The Ragnar Cape Cod race covers 192 miles from Hull to Provincetown, MA. Each team has 12 runners (or 6 if you’re an ultra team) who take turns covering that distance while the others leapfrog them in a van. The entire process takes anywhere from 20 hours (for the winners) to 30+. As you can imagine, sleep takes a back seat while you’re participating. Continue reading Race Recap: Ragnar Cape Cod
It was one of the best days of my life.
People had told me that Boston was a special marathon, and while I believe them, I also remembered how fantastic LA was and thought they must be exaggerating. I hadn’t factored in what it would be like to run on roads where I had trained, in my hometown, with spectators five people deep lining the roads as we crested into Boston. It was amazing. Continue reading Boston Marathon: After the Finish
Six months after being accepted to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team and four months after starting my training (at the onset of what I did not realize would be the most brutal winter in recent memory), it’s finally here. Today is the Boston Marathon. Continue reading Boston Marathon Training Week 18: The Big Day is Here
It’s a good thing I’m not superstitious, because the 13th week of Boston Marathon training included a Friday the 13th. I also unthinkingly wore my shirt from the cancelled Black Cat 20 miler race on one of my midweek runs; cancelled race AND a black cat? Am I asking for bad luck? Continue reading Boston Marathon Training Week 13: Superstition
I’m not always excited about how much travel I do for work, but this last week I could not have been happier to be on the road and out of perpetually snowy Boston. During the week I was in Orlando, Florida, and then I spent the weekend in San Francisco visiting family. This means I was able to do lots of running without ANY snow!
Before you get jealous and/or hate me, there are no more warm weather respites in sight for me before the marathon. From here on out, I’ll be struggling through the snow with the rest of you. Continue reading Boston Marathon Training Week 9 Update: Taking The Show on the Road
I don’t know if the media coverage was as crazy everywhere as it was in Boston, but in case you missed it, we got a little snow. The news claimed we got about 25 inches here in the city, or roughly 31% of Rob Gronkoswki by height. Continue reading Lucky Number Seven: Boston Marathon Training Recap, Week 7
Yesterday was the final race in my 2014 season: The Cambridge 5k Yulefest. This race begins and ends in Harvard Square and loops through Cambridge.
This is the second time I’ve run this race, and the fourth or fifth race in the C5k series I ran this year. Yulefest had all the hallmarks of the C5k series: Tons of costumes, a DJ blasting music, and best of all, free beer at the finish from phenomenal local breweries including Notch Brewing, Night Shift Brewing, Slumbrew, and Downeast Cider. Continue reading Race Recap: Cambridge 5k Yulefest