2017 Shamrock Half Marathon Recap

2017 Shamrock Half Marathon Recap

This winter, it has seemed like my life has revolved around Connor’s travel sports. If we didn’t have a basketball tournament one weekend, we had a preseason soccer tournament. Or both on the same weekend. We spent a lot of time driving all over the place for his love of sport. We wouldn’t trade it for the world, though; watching him grow as an athlete and a person. When I heard he had a soccer tournament in Virginia Beach the same weekend as the Shamrock Marathon races, I had the “Register Now” button clicked before I even finished reading the schedule. (more…)

Seashore Nature Trail 50k – Race Recap

Seashore Nature Trail 50k – Race Recap

When Sara asked me if I would run a 50K in Virginia Beach with her, I gladly agreed. I have coached her through several marathons and knew she was ready to try a new distance. Would I be able to run a race without racing, though? Could I quell those competitive juices and just enjoy a nice long run with a friend? Would she be able to put up with me for several hours? What if I am the one that struggles?

All of those questions were answered Saturday, December 17, when Sara and I ran the Seashore Nature Trail 50K. (more…)

2016 JFK 50 Mile Race Recap. Oops, I did it again …

2016 JFK 50 Mile Race Recap. Oops, I did it again …

My exact words last year when I wrote about my first Ultramarathon experience, the JFK 50 Miler in Boonsboro, Maryland were:

“Such a terrible idea.”

I reiterated those sentiments several times in the article. See for yourself: http://www.runningdad.com/30-past-races/jfk-50-race-recap/

Somehow, though, those words did not sink in and I ended up back in Boonsboro this year for the 54th Annual JFK 50.

Short memory?

Glutton for punishment?

Looking for redemption?

Agreeable drunk?
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Wineglass Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Wineglass Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Corning, New York, is home to the fun and friendly Wineglass Marathon. This quaint and charming town has played host to thousands of runners chasing their marathon dreams for the past 35 years. This point-to-point race starts in Bath, New York, and winds through farmland and the small communities surrounding Corning. Located in the New York Finger Lakes Region, this fall marathon provides a backdrop of changing leaves and beautiful countryside. An overall net downhill course, Wineglass has become a favorite for first-time marathoners, runners seeking a new personal best time, and that elusive BQ (Boston Qualifying marathon time). The peaceful setting and laid back atmosphere takes a lot of stress out of marathon weekend that you can face at some of the “bigger” marathons.

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