Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k RECAP

These hills felt worse than the ones in Central Park. I’ll be testing that assumption tomorrow. Prospect Park is really a beautiful park. I have seen more of it with each visit recently. The wind: another challenging factor today. That wind had some bite to it. And it didn’t help that my legs felt as […]

UAE Healthy Kidney 10k RECAP

And the winner of the “hills challenge” is Prospect Park. Mind you, Central Park is still a challenging course, but it’s getting second place for now. Chilly morning, but very mild wind today. In mile three I had a bad fall when this “boy” (yes I demoted his stupid butt) crossed in front of me […]

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Miler RECAP

I was already not feeling great about running this morning and the nine-mile bike ride to get to the race probably wrecked me even more. I was doing fine until mile seven and couldn’t draw my second wind. I guess it blew off somewhere with the cherry blossoms. After adding a couple walks and water […]

Taste of Denver Elevation

Took a day trip to Denver, Colorado on Tuesday. Why? Because it’s there.  I had never visited Denver and plan to run a race out there in the future. So why not test out the air quality? Elected to pick one thing that would make the most in a short amount of time. So a […]

2019 United Airlines NYC Half

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon RECAP My watch stopped after mile six for some odd reason. It was right after crossing the Manhattan Bridge. So my Garmin gave me 12.1 miles. Very odd. I’m still counting this is 13.1. Anyway, on to the race. After a confusing wave start, we were off. Somehow I always […]

Little Rock Half Marathon

Little Rock Half Marathon RECAP Wind and rain tried to rule the day. The temperature was 36°F to start. I couldn’t get a ride to get to start on time. Kudos to my taxi driver for not charging me because he couldn’t get me to the convention center block. Good grief! My time was too […]

Zion National Park Half Marathon

Wow, that was a challenge. The temperature was 10°F to start. Coldest I’ve ever run a race. We had headwinds the majority of the course. At least we did eventually have some sun and it helped a bit. They do get points for having the warning tent at the start area. I knew that the […]