My 2017 Running Gear Guide

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Oprah can keep her holiday guide. Her gifts will keep you on the couch and snuggling, while runners want to be outside training for the next race. I’ve tried and tested a ton of running gear this year, and I can definitively say these are my favorite items. From head to foot, this running gear will get you out and running and keep you there. My running routine has changed a bit with a total […]

Will run for beer: running the Dogfishhead 8K

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Nothing tastes better after a good, hard run than an ice cold beer. There’s truth in all of those country songs. The only think that might taste better is several rounds of ice cold free beer, brewed less than 100 feet from the finish line. Even better still is pairing this with live music, a celebratory party atmosphere, and pretty good swag from the brewery. All of this and more greeted me at the end […]

Reflecting on my running lifestyle during the 2017 Newport Liberty Half Marathon

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Would you be willing to use a toilet in a Cosi that doesn’t flush after dozens of runners have used it just to make sure you can get to the starting line on time? Thanks to the Newport Half Marathon this year, I now know that I’m willing to make this kind of sacrifice for a good run. And it was totally worth it. Nearing the end of my marathon training schedule, I only decided […]

Don’t be a stranger to Stavanger, Norway

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Across the street I spy the largest butcher’s shop I’ve ever seen. It looks as if it takes an entire block’s ground floor with numerous counters stacked with meat. From the ceiling hang a multitude of cured meats, legs of several land animals, and a few fowl as well. For a town connected more to the water of the fjord, it’s strange to see so much meat in Stavanger. I make a mental note to […]

The British are Running: Exploring Boston on Foot

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Boston is a city where history greets visitors on every corner. It’s a well preserved city where buildings that stood over founding fathers, massacres, and battles still stand today. Exploring the city on foot not only allows visitors to see the major sights, but also allows for becoming fully immersed in the history that surrounds as well. I recently visited Boston on a work trip and had a few chances to get out on foot, […]

Breaking4: How Nike inspired my lofty sub 4 hour marathon goal

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Breaking4: How Nike inspired my lofty sub 4 hour marathon goal A few weeks ago three elite professional marathoners completed 26.2 miles around the Formula One track at Monza in Italy. The fastest, Eliot Kipchoge completed this in 2:00:25, a mere 25 seconds from breaking the two hour barrier, one believe to be untreatable for years. Though none did reach this incredible goal, their results were still incredible in that this was two minutes faster […]

The four things I did to reduce my half marathon pace by 2 minutes a mile for the Brooklyn Half Marathon

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The four things I did to reduce my half marathon pace by 2 minutes a mile for the Brooklyn Half Marathon Going from running a 10:00 mile to a 7:59 one in about a year may seem an impossible feat, but I can say from experience it really isn’t that bad. Like any decent goal, it won’t be easy and requires planning and execution coming together, but it can be done. First, you’ll need to […]

A run out in the woods

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This weekend, with the sun in the sky, I ventured back into the state forest and park near our house for my weekly long run. It had been quite some time since I had gone trail running and I had forgotten how wonderful it was to get out under the trees and enjoy nature. I wasn’t alone in my venture; I ran into a few groups of hikers and a few fellow runners too. There’s […]

The bizarre things I saw on my wacky April Fools Day run

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It may be April Fool’s Day, but my run today was no joke. From the moment I left the house I knew something was up and things kept getting weirder the further I went. For a mere three mile run, it sure was eventful and strange. I hope things get back to normal tomorrow. We like almost all of our neighbors. On our left and across from us are some of the nicest, helpful, friendly […]

How I took 10 minutes off of my half marathon PR – Montclair Bread Company Baker’s Half Dozen Race Recap

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It takes a special kind of crazy person to run distances like a half marathon. We wake up at 4:30 am to get to the start line before the sun is up and any sane person is up either. It really takes a special kind of crazy person to do this while wearing a five foot inflatable donut. These are the fellow maniacs I find myself lining up with at 6:45 in the morning in […]