The First Ultramarathon, Part 1: Getting to 60K

I found a spot against the wall, and settled among the other runners- fixing their bibs, attaching timing tags, finalizing their layers, and doing just about anything to delay their inevitable dip into the blustery fall morning. I would probably be outside for 7 to 8 hours, at least, that’s...

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More Miles, More Shoes

Two marathons. And all the miles in between and after. It was time for new running shoes. Really time. Yesterday, I got out of work early, headed down to Paragon Sports to get some shoe guidance and make some decisions. Two years ago, I bought my first pair of shoes there and they were awesome...

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New York City Marathon Training: Round 2

TCS New York City Marathon Training! I’m back and ready for more miles. I did a bit of running on and off the past several months, but between recovering from my knee injury last fall, planning a wedding, and recovering from planning said wedding, my consistency took a hit. It wasn’t...

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Pacing the Beast

This weekend I was originally going to run the Fred Lebow ½ Marathon, but I ended up swapping 13 miles in Central Park for 13 miles of pacing my crazy brother, Charlie, during the Beast of Burden 100 Mile Ultra in Lockport, New York- upgrade! Charlie ran his first 100 miler during Virgil Crest...

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Are You a Cat or a Dog Person?

Why choose when you don’t have to? Presenting: Puppycat! Or more specifically, Bee and Puppycat, a cartoon series created by Natasha Allegri and made possible through an incredibly successful kickstarter campaign. If this doesn’t qualify as some mighty fine culture, I’m not...

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