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It's September... WHAT?!?

This isn’t my first go round at running the New York City Marathon, yet I am always shocked in early September when I print out a calendar to track my upcoming long runs and races to see just how close the main event is.  424 more words


becoming a runner .. it is happening !!

I am six weeks into marathon training and although I feel there is so much more about running that I have yet to experience and learn, I am at least getting comfortable in the routine of running. 279 more words


The long training run and the dreaded zombie walk

Fred’s Team coach Jeff Rochford is the first to tell you, “Don’t go out to fast, you’ll end up walking like one of the undead at the end of the marathon.”  In fact, he stresses that you should “go out painfully slowly” at first until you get warmed up.  613 more words

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There are many analogies for running hills, but I won’t bother to list them

If you are going to train for the New York City marathon, eventually you are going to have to do some hill work.  What this entails is generally proscribed by the neighborhood in which you run.  638 more words


26.2 miles?!? .. one training run at a time

It’s almost one month ago that I decided to run the TCS NYC Marathon this year. An event that is so daunting for anyone even avid runners. 383 more words


Thoughts from the Last Wave

The marathon is over.

A lot of people have been asking me, “how was it? how do you feel?” so I thought it would be best if I wrote a little something up about it since it truly was an unforgettable experience. 1,710 more words

An update on Des

It’s been two weeks since I learned about Des. And yes my desmoid tumor now has a name. After learning that everybody else names their lumps and bumps, I had to join in. 897 more words

Life After Breast Cancer