Don’t Fear the Wall (Mental Taper, Part 3)

Everyone who endeavors to run a marathon hears horror stories about “the wall,” the moment during a long race when a runner’s body experiences a level of physical exhaustion that is (nearly?) impossible to work through. In my first marathon, … Continue reading

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I have PNH, PNH doesn’t have me

I procrastinated my way through undergrad and grad school, and so it was no surprise that the marathon is days away and I am still struggling with what I could contribute to the team’s blog.  I texted my partner Dan to … Continue reading

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Running on Stories (Mental Taper, Part 2)

For better or for worse, running is a meditative sport. I say “for better” because there are few activities as good as running to help you untangle your own thoughts. I’ve written articles and presentations on runs; I’ve solved work … Continue reading

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Lauren, Chris, Jani and Mary

My running pals will attest to the fact that the mind becomes pretty singularly focused at mile 26 on marathon day.   To say that I’m a man of few words at that point is being frivolous.  I’m a man … Continue reading

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We Own The Finish Line

Today was not just another Tuesday. It started at 5am when I woke up to the news on TV live from the Boston Marathon finish line. As the news anchors reviewed today’s planned ceremonies for the first anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Remembering this day last year, How time moves very quickly.

As i sit here (in Waterford,Ireland) on a quiet Tuesday night, I remember this time last year which was quite the opposite. I was luck enough to finish he marathon and was back at my hotel when terror struck at 2:50 local … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 – A reflection and why we are running together

It was 1 year ago, today, on April 15, 2013 that the lives of so many people were dramatically changed forever. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing 4 people had lost their lives, and many others were seriously … Continue reading

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Top 5 Songs on My Boston Marathon Playlist (Mental Taper, Part 1)

During the last 2-3 weeks before the marathon, there’s not much we runners can do to improve our physical readiness for the big day. We need to run the optimal amount, neither too much nor too little, to ensure we’re … Continue reading

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My 20 Mile Odyssey…

I knew early on in the year that I would miss the March 21st charity run, as I would be away with my boys in New York on that same weekend. While we had a great time seeing the sights … Continue reading

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P.S. – My mind took a walk

the race is 5 races and in my opinion begins at mile 16 with(depending on who you talk to) the 1st of, and again, in my opinion the most difficult of the 4 ‘Newton Hills’. Part 1 is a total … Continue reading

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