Summer’s Last Bash at the Beach 5K RECAP

September 20, 2020. Not quite summery this morning in New York, but we had sun and a strong ocean breeze headwind. The Rockaway Beach boardwalk was concrete (not my favorite), but it did allow us to social distance at the start. The participant count was capped at 45 and they didn’t have a sellout. It […]

Race Calendar Updates 2020

Another 2020 race has bitten the dust. The St. Michaels Running Festival is out. I’m opting for a deferral to 2021. And to think that I opted out of 2019 for 2020. It sounds like getting to the race date is harder than running the race itself. Four Spring races now canceled due to the […]

LA Marathon Weekend: LA Marathon Recap

Oh man, I was not prepared! But, I already knew that. The hills were disrespectful, but I took most of them on without much challenge. The Daylight Savings Time change messed me up. I thought I had calculated properly, but things didn’t quite flow like my plan. I missed the 6:30am bag check cut off […]

FiredUp 10k – Miami, Florida

My first race medal of 2020. I ran the FiredUp 10k in lieu of the Hollywood Beach Half (more on that in another post). This was a fun short local race that has great medals. The race started on a stadium track that took the runners out on to a road. 5k runners completed a […]

Valencia Marathon RECAP

Where to begin with this escapade gone wrong… The morning of: Certain circumstances didn’t help with rest or time for this race, but perhaps more on that later. My Airbnb was only 2 miles from the race, so I opted for a rideshare service that I had to give up on and took the Metro. […]

2019 TCS NYC Marathon RECAP

And that’s it, The Big Apple has been bitten. I think it should be called, The Big Rollercoaster. When people say, ‘Earned and not given’, it totally applies to this race. Mind you I handled all of the bridges soundly. The Verrazanno Bridge wasn’t as windy as I was expecting. Waiting in the race wave […]