Friday, December 20, 2013



It has been a busy week with Christmas just around the corner.  I am so happy that I got in my normal weekday runs despite the early cold weather we are having on Long  Island.

So far this week I ran 22.33 miles and burned off over 3400 calories.  Tomorrows run will be a 10 miler either in the Preserve or down to Jones Beach. That will top me out at over 32 miles this week.

Its supposed to be a warm weekend here on LI so get out and enjoy it!

Registration for the Hampton Hal Marathon/Marathon opens this weekend. Hamptons Marathon  This race is held in September and always sells out quickly!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm Back

After a long time away I have returned to the world of Blogger (Google).  I moved my blog to Word Press last year when I had difficulty posting to Blogger.

That problem seems to have been rectified so here I am.

I am not going to bore you with a long recap on my running adventurers in my long time away but I will tell you this.

I have now completed two marathons so I can now call myself a marathoner!

The first was the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon in Virgina/Washington DC on 10/28/12.  This was my first ever marathon. I will most certainly never forget the experience.  I finished in 4:02:18 with a 9:14 min/mile pace.  Not bad considering we ran as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were lashing DC at the time.

The second was the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon in Philadelphia, PA on 11/17/13.  I finished with a new PR in 3:49:05.  My pace was 8:44 min/per mile.

I was lucky to have my beautiful wife and kids cheering me on during both these races. 

In between I ran the 2013 Long Island Half Marathon on 05/05/13.  I finished in 1:44:51 on a beautiful May day here on Long Island.

I continue to train relentlessly constantly looking for my next race.

I am running five days a week.  During the work week I run at 03:10 AM before work at whihc time I complete 5.6 miles per day before traveling in NYC for work

Saturdays I alternate long/short runs weekly with the "short" run being a 10 miler.  The "long" run the following week is 10+ depending on my next scheduled marathon.

I usually take off Thursday and unless running a half or full marathon I dont run on Sundays.

I hate to say it but since entering the marathoners world I rarely run 5K or 10K races.  Too short.  That being said there are still some that I will do for personal reasons.

I look forward to blogging again here on Blogger.  If you want to follow along and read my nonsense I welcome you. If you dont I wont be hurt. 

See ya out there!

Keep running.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Old equipment

Warning! This is a non running themed post. Headed home from NYC on the 6:33. Its a good train since it makes limited stops back home to Massapequa.

The bad news is that it is an old M1 train. In railroad terms it's called "old equipment" and I hate them. They have been around since I was a kid back in the 70's and 80's and I guess that back then they were state of the art but not so anymore!

The seats are smaller and the cars all smell like the blue toilet fluid in the lavatories. The three seaters are not even a full three seats. They are more like two and a half seaters. Tough to get comfortable. At least it's a shorter trip!

Enough for now. Back to my book "Legend" by Marie Lu!