Category Archives: New Jersey

Motivation

I’m not sure if it’s just the time of year, or having been on vacation, or perhaps I overdid things earlier in the year again, but it’s been tough to get out in order to get in the miles lately. … Continue reading

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Moving this blog

I’m not really sure how this will work, but the blog is now being redirected to a subdomain of my runnj.org site. It sounds like followers can be moved, but it’s unclear to me how long that will take. I … Continue reading

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It’s a world record run

(Well, not officially yet). On Tuesday night RVRR held their final Summer SeriesĀ race of the year. This was also the final race for the race directors who started it all 30 years ago, and to go out in style they … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls run (and Merrell Trail Glove 2 review update)

Vacation is over – 15 days of travel, 2238 miles covered in the car, and a total of about 38 miles run over those days in 5 runs. Now to start thinking about marathon training for Philadelphia. Before I get … Continue reading

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Running skirts – a review for men

On Friday I posted about running in a skirt for the first time. This was partly to prepare some of my running club friends for me turning up wearing it at the club run the next morning. The reactions have … Continue reading

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Warning: Man in Skirt!

A few weeks ago my wondering mind started to consider the practicality of running skirts and how lucky women were to have so many options for running clothes. Then I turned to google and discovered I wasn’t the first man … Continue reading

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Races for kids

This little guy turned 4 yesterday: This photo was taken on Tuesday night at the RVRR Summer Series. The summer series consists of kids events and a 5k over 4 race nights with 2 weeks between each one. The kids … Continue reading

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Still getting faster? Apparently so.

It’s now almost exactly 3 years since I started running. Since getting a 5k PR last May of 19:29 and then hovering below that ever since (with the exception of a 19:28 PR in that same race this year) I … Continue reading

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Racing in the Vibram Bikila

This year I rediscovered how much I love running in the Vibram Bikila – they are my go-to shoe when it’s wet outside (no socks necessary as they always fit just right) and when it rained in both my May … Continue reading

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Hot trails (and Zoot Icefil review)

Saturday was National Trails Day, and every year on that day RVRR puts on a non-competitive run called the “Train”ing RunĀ along the D&R Canal. The way it works is you pick a “train” (7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 pace trains), pick … Continue reading

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