Summer Running, Happened So Fast

Published in The Running Journal, September 2016 (e-edition here). When you live in this part of the country, summer is for short racing because it’s generally too miserable for much else. This summer, I squeezed in three races in less than six weeks while building my marathon base for Monumental in November. Multiple times I thought,... Continue Reading →

Being Organized Reduces Stress

Column published in The Running Journal, August 2016 (e-edition here).

Not a Perfect Race, But a PR Is Good

This column was published in the Running Journal, June 2016 (e-edition here). Six years ago, I ran a marathon PR. I ran six marathon in 3.5 years, including Boston twice, and I was 22 minutes faster than my first marathon. Six years ago, I was certain the 3 hour barrier wasn’t far away. Six years... Continue Reading →

2016 Triple Crown Race Recap

Racing, truly racing, comes at a cost. It’s both physically and mentally taxing. It takes courage, willpower, focus. Your legs work harder, your lungs work harder, your heart works harder. All systems operating at their highest level to carry you from start to finish as quickly as your body possibly can. Certainly, we’ve all had... Continue Reading →

My Marathon Story

My first experience with a marathon was Boston. I was a college freshman in the city, and mostly what I remember is being excited that we had Monday off. As I write this, the Boston Marathon race organizers just announced runners had to run almost 2-and-a-half minutes under their qualifying time to make the cut. So... Continue Reading →

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