Category Archives: NJ

Garden State 10 – spectator recap

Sunday morning saw the inaugural Garden State 10 mile and 5k races. As I am not able to run I was there to support RVRR members in the races. The last time I attended a race without running I had … Continue reading

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Race processing fees

Recently I read Madeline Bost’s Running Column post about race processing fees titled “How’s that again? A fee to do it yourself?” and there were aspects of this article that bothered me. The fact is that race sign up sites charge … Continue reading

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Too early for goals?

As progress continues, albeit inconsistently, I want to look ahead. So far my race plans have consisted solely of races I signed up for a while ago – The United NYC Half, The Garden State 10 miler, and The Novo Nordisk … Continue reading

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When you just don’t want to stop

Last time I wrote I was cautiously optimistic about running. Unfortunately that optimism didn’t continue. Although my ankle issues are mostly gone, a run last week caused me to take another break. This time, the same muscle tightness issues caused … Continue reading

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2016 Newport Liberty Half Marathon recap

Following the events on Saturday in Seaside Park, the day before the Newport Liberty Half Marathon, it was difficult to know how the organizers would respond. In the weeks after the Boston bombing there was a lot of security at … Continue reading

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Training without a plan

With just over a week to go until the Newport Liberty Half Marathon I decided to look back at my post about getting back to fitness in time just over a month ago. In that post I talked about putting together a plan … Continue reading

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Getting back to full fitness for the Newport Liberty Half

It’s been a difficult year for me training-wise, and the summer is never an easy time to keep on track with a full training plan. All those summer parties, the heat, vacations, and so on, take their toll on your … Continue reading

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Newport 10k 2016 – post race review

This past weekend was the 5th time I’ve run the Newport 10k and the second time as an official blogger for the race. It’s always been a fast race for me – despite all the turns it is a fast … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Newport 10k

This morning I received, via the Facebook “on this day” app, that a year ago today I ran a fast Newport 10k. This year certainly won’t be the same, although after running the Highland Park 5k yesterday in a respectable … Continue reading

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Fighting tight muscles

It seems like my muscles have always been tight. I used to blame cycling, and now I blame running, but what I should really be blaming is myself for not stretching enough. I go through phases (usually because things seem … Continue reading

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