Category Archives: Race Reports

Nutcrackers

The holiday season is upon us, and as usual I’m staring at my to-do list with a growing sense of angst. Shopping, cleaning, shopping, socializing, shopping — these are not my strong suits. Instead of getting on with it, I … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 3 of 3

“[I felt]…glad as anyone can who feels afraid, and as afraid as anyone can who feels glad.” – C.S. Lewis

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 1 of 3

About six weeks ago, when the track season was still in full swing and summer still seemed far off, I agreed to fill one of the spots on a team planning to compete at the Ragnar Trail Relay at Northfield … Continue reading

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Sharing a Beer and a Race with Old Friends

On Sunday morning after a week of cold, wet, dreary weather, the sun staged a triumphant return to Boston, blazing in a cloudless April sky. I imagined the sun laughing at us, “Did you ever doubt me?” The first gorgeous … Continue reading

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Race Report: An Ras Mor 5K

Running Log – Sunday, March 26 Summary: Ran ‘An Ras Mor’ 5K Race in Cambridge in 20:16 (1K splits from watch: 4:03, 4:02, 4:01, 4:07, 3:59) Total mileage: ~6M, including warmup and cooldown Shoes: Nike Luna Glides Weather: Partly cloudy, … Continue reading

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Ramble On, Thou Aged Runners

On Sunday morning, on a gorgeous spring day of bright sun and an emerald blush of new leaves on ancient trees, a crowd of two hundred aged runners took to the streets of Dedham, Massachusetts to race in the venerable … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2016 An Ras Mor 5K

The USATF New England Grand Prix Series got underway Sunday, as a thousand runners descended on the neighborhood between Central Square and MIT in Cambridge for the 9:30 a.m. start of the An Ras Mor 5k. In 2015, An Ras … Continue reading

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The 1983 Bostonfest Marathon

Last Friday, October 30th, was my son Loren’s 29th birthday. He was born just a few minutes before midnight, which meant that he just missed being born on Halloween. It’s true that by arriving on the 30th, he avoided having … Continue reading

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Almanac and Race Report: Paddy’s Shillelagh Shuffle

This past weekend marked the decisive and final farewell to summer at our house. Bowing to the inevitable approach of winter, we finally turned on the heat, acknowledging that for the forseeable future our comfort would depend on the hot … Continue reading

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Race Report: Bernie’s Run 3M

Along with several teammates from CSU, I headed to Dedham last Sunday, Oct. 4th for “Bernie’s Run,” the fifth race of the six-race New England Runner Pub Series. Even with a leisurely 11:30 a.m. start time, the morning felt early. … Continue reading

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