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26.2 for a Cure

In Marathon on March 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Please take a moment and check out my new blog, 26.2 for a Cure. On it I will be highlighting my progress as a train for the New York City Marathon in order to raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

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4:42:14

In Life, Marathon on February 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

That would be my unofficial finish time for the marathon. Slightly above my first goal of 4 hours, but well above my real goal of just plain finishing.

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Marathon Training: 48 Hours

In Life, Marathon on February 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

In less than two days, my race begins. Kelly and I are headed to Newark now, and we’ll soon be flying to Texas. By tonight, I’ll be in full on marathon mode, eating all the carbs I can get my hands on and stretching every waking second.

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Marathon Training: 5 Days to Go

In Life, Marathon on February 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The countdown begins. Kelly and I fly to Austin on Friday, and then the fun begins! My last two weeks of runs have been the tapering off period, with my long runs being 12 miles and 8 miles. I made it through both of those without any trouble and minimal knee pain afterwards. I have continued to bike and use the elliptical in place of my weekday runs, but skipping the strain on my knees is probably the smart option right now. My legs feel good, and I’m starting to actually get excited about the race.

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Marathon Training: Three Weeks Out

In Life, Marathon on February 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

Greetings and happy New Year. I know it’s been a while since my last update, so I’ll cover as much as possible here.

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Training Midpoint: the Half-Marathon

In Life, Marathon on December 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Exactly 10 weeks from yesterday, I will be running my first marathon. The training program that I am engaged in is a slow build up to the distance, and at about the midpoint, you run a half marathon, which I did yesterday. I thought that it was a successful run, and despite some set backs, I was satisfied with the results.

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Marathon Training: Weeks Four & Five

In Life, Marathon on November 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Week four ended with a 10 mile run. I was slightly worried, but it wound up going off without a hitch. I spent most of the run at a decent pace, and I also took the time to play with incline, setting the machine to a 2 or 3 for almost the whole time. On top of all that, I’m still on a nine minute mile pace: 10 miles in 90 minutes.

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Marathon Training: Week Three

In Life, Marathon on November 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

My third week of training ended with a nine mile run on Saturday. It’s intriguing to me that a distance that 2 years ago as a feat the I was challenged to accomplish is now something I find relatively passé. I took about 30 minutes to relish the fact that I had run a pace just above a nine-minute mile, then started to focus on the ten mile run I have scheduled for this coming Saturday. Life moves on, I guess.

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Marathon Training: Week One

In Life, Marathon on October 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

I set a random goal a while back: run a marathon by my 30th birthday. It didn’t quite happen, since my 30th came and went back in April, so I made an adjustment and decided to run one before my 30th year ended.

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welcome to ’07

In Entertainment, Life, Marathon, Theatre on January 1, 2007 at 11:44 pm
considering the fact that last year i set myself one resolution and achieved it, i’ve decided to set the bar a little higher this year…1 lose some weight (this really just means running consistently, as opposed to a couple months here, a couple there)

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