26.2 miles of joy

The week of my marathon has finally arrived. In just two days I will toe the starting line of the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon in Hampton Beach, NH.  I have put hours of time and hundreds of miles behind me to get to this point.  Now only one question remains.  How will I perform? Race day…

2010 Reach the Beach recap

Editor’s note:  I wrote this article for the Patriot Magazine following my first Reach the Beach Relay in 2010.  The 2011 RTB starts today (9-16-11) and is now my third RTB (I ran the 2011 Spring RTB in Mass.).  I highly recommend this race to all runners.  Enjoy! The moment it ended, I wished it…

The anatomy of the long run

Fall is nearly here and that means marathon season.  And marathon season means most us who are training for marathons are hitting our longest training runs just about now.  So, I thought I would give a brief, and hopefully humorous, glimpse into this slightly insane routine. 5:00 a.m.:  The alaram goes off.  In a dazed…