Category Archives: Race Reports

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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There’s another train — there always is

“You may feel you’re done — there’s no such thing; Though you’re standing on your own, your own breath is king. The beginning is now — don’t turn around; Regrets of bad mistakes will only drain you. There’s another train … Continue reading

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Race Report: Bobby Doyle 5M

  Some races represent the culmination of weeks, months, or even years of planning. And some races pop up in the schedule at inopportune times, conflict with the demands of a busy schedule, and frustrate efforts at proper preparation. When I find … Continue reading

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Race Report: Lynn Rec Dept. 4 x 1-Mile Relay

On certain Friday afternoons in summer, it seems like half the cars in Boston head South to the Cape, half head North to New Hampshire and Maine, and half head West to the Berkshires, all of them clogging the arteries … Continue reading

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Race Report: Cazenovia 4th of July 5K

[I always say that every race, no matter how humble, provides an opportunity to learn something. On Saturday, Joni and I ran in a 4th of July race in Cazenovia, New York, a picturesque town 30 minutes Southeast of Syracuse. … Continue reading

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