Does A PR Last A Lifetime?

The first few years of racing are, in my opinion, the best. At least for me they were. When I ran my first race — the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-mile race in Central Park in 2008 — I was clueless about running and had no idea what to expect from this thing […]

The Things I’m Doing To Become A Better, Stronger, Faster Runner

I attempted a speedwork session this morning. The plan was to follow an old workout Coach Cane used to give me when I was training for the Hamptons Marathon: 1 mile warm-up 1 mile at 5K pace (or sub-8:00, whatever we’re working with here) .3 mile recovery jog 1 mile at 5K pace .3 mile […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Success, Skiing & Sneakers

Hellooooooo, and Happy Thursday! How’s your day so far? Wonderful? Excellent. That’s what I like to hear. In today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday, I will tell you about all the things I’m feeling thankful for. It’s basically the same as every other Thursday, in which I do the same thing. So come along, let’s […]

Onto The Next!

Yesterday’s Sadness Fest was fun, don’t you think? No! It wasn’t fun! It was silly. So I didn’t PR in Las Vegas like I had hoped. The great thing about that is that I’m over it now. Thank you all for your comments on my race recap. All of your stories about missed PRs and […]

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Recap

Alternate title for this post: “The Time I Talked A Big Game & Told Vegas To Be Afraid Of Me & Then Blew It On The Race Course.” But that seemed a little long, don’t you think? Hi, and welcome to my pity party! No, not really. That party was yesterday. You missed it. I’m […]

PR Or No PR? Place Your Bets.

So I’m in Las Vegas. I have arrived. Actually, I arrived at 9:30 am Vegas time on Friday. I’ve done some stuff since getting here, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Right now I’m slowly entering Race Day Mode. I’m not feeling super confident about tomorrow’s half marathon. I’m just not. I’d really […]