Category Archives: Runs outside the City

Bear Mountain 50K (7:37:42)

I’ve been trying to figure out where to start this post for a few days now.  I’ve got so many thoughts, and the experience was so immense, that every time I start I type I’m sure that there’s somewhere better … Continue reading

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21 Hours and Counting

Last night I picked up my number and chip from the North Face store on 73rd street and Broadway.  Angelica and I stood in a short line, then I handed my ID to a perky young woman behind a table … Continue reading

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Flirting with a DNF (The North Face Endurance Challenge)

I think I may have found my 50K. As most of you know, I was signed up for a 50K on my birthday back in January, but after months of anticipation I ended up not racing due to our crazy … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

Sorry for the rather long caesura — in addition to all the usual excuses (kids, job, et cetera), I’m still recovering from spending a week in the woods with a dozen teenagers.  From early in the morning on October 31st … Continue reading

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Along the Banks of the Deschutes: an Urban Runner Heads West

Since I’ve been writing this blog, two ideas have repeated themselves a few times on these pages. First, that while I’m interested in exploring barefoot running, I have no real desire to become a full-fledged “barefoot runner” as such. Second, … Continue reading

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The Cornfields of Lancaster At Night

With two young kids, we don’t get a whole of vacations these days. This summer’s big getaway was a trip over the 4th of July weekend with our friends, Tara and Henry, and their two-year old son, who happens to … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never

One of the casualties of the Muddy Marathon a month ago was that I left my camera in New Jersey.  It’s taken a while, but thanks to Jen, the race director, it finally made it’s way home, so I can … Continue reading

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Besting Mud & Mountains, Bested by Hackensack (6.55 miles)

This last Saturday I ran my first real trail race, though it was much less a “race” than a “cross country adventure” where the course was designed by a particularly dedicated sadist.  The trail snaked through swamps, across and along … Continue reading

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Two Sprints & A Shout Out (1 miles x 2)

I was planning on taking Nat out for an afternoon run, but as Robert Burns wrote, “the best layed plans of myce and the paerents of toddlers and nybarns oft gang alay.”  I did, however, have to pick up and … Continue reading

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So I Almost Ran a 5K in Boston this Weekend (4 miles)

This weekend, M and Nat and I all headed out to the Boston area to do some visiting.  We stayed with our friends, Ryan and Summer, whom we hadn’t seen for at least two years, and also went to see … Continue reading

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