Category Archives: Bridges of NYC

Teacher In Service Day — An Excuse for a Long Run

Monday was a “Teacher In-Service” day — one of those handful of times each year where the kids don’t report to school but the teachers do, to do whatever mysterious things we do when our students aren’t around.  Its a … Continue reading

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Where Flatbush Ends

A lot of marathoners complain about the LSR — the long, slow run — but those runs are what I live for, the runs that make me not just like running but have me addicted to the sport.  Of course, … Continue reading

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One Last Run Home from the Bronx

I think there needs to be a separate holiday: Single Mother’s Day.  Because after a week home with the kids, I would estimate that the thought “I have no idea how single moms do this!” has drifted through my head … Continue reading

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Choosing (7.8 miles)

“Reprimands will not bring the waves into line. Anger will not alter the winds. Sadness will not bring back the Gulf Stream. The greatest freedom allotted to any human being is the freedom to choose one’s attitude. Whatever the weather, … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Long Run, Achiva, and a Head Cold

Since I’m a whole week behind in my running log, I’m going to hold off reviewing the Altra Instincts. Besides, I’ve only put a little over 7 miles on them, which isn’t quite enough to have an informed opinion yet. … Continue reading

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Recovery Running (3.25 miles)

A recovery run is a short, slow run (for me, that’s 3 or 4 miles, at around a ten minute mile) used to shake out your tight muscles more than build any speed or distance,   A “recovery run” is something … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lunchtime Runner (3.6 miles)

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Tim Tweitmeyer I think this quote really encompasses why I run, and how I define a successful run. … Continue reading

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Sunrise Over the East River (12.5 Miles)

By the time the sun finally peeked over the sprawling expanse of Queens, I’d already run six miles, with a little more than six miles left to go until I reached my school.  I checked my watch: a little before … Continue reading

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A Two Bridge Wednesday (15 miles)

It seems Wednesday is becoming “unplanned long-run Wednesday,” though sadly that will have to end when I head back to work next week.  The plan was to do an 8 mile run with Nat in the morning, to give M … Continue reading

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Running a Half Marathon to Keep the Kid Asleep (13.34 miles)

The first part of today’s run started out slow and routine: 3.34 miles to the Gym Park so Nat could burn off some of the crazy, bouncing-off-the-wall energy he can’t quite get out around the new baby.  Since I ran … Continue reading

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