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Race recap: Cortland YMCA Leaf Peeper Half Marathon

Skipping the big race for the local race

For 10 weeks, I trained for the Runner’s World Half Marathon. I chose a challenging plan. Followed it close. And spent two days a week on the track. I clocked mile repeats at 5K pace, 800s at 2-mile pace, 400s at mile pace, and so on. Early in the plan, I set PRs in the 5K, 1 mile,and […]

Race recap, Parlor City 5K: a lesson in running by feel (front-of-the-pack runner)

Parlor City 5K in Binghamton, NY

For the last few (several) weeks, running has taken a back seat to one of life’s biggest stresses, moving. And I don’t mean “hire a moving truck and fretfully wait for it to arrive on time” moving. I mean “taking two trips with a 17 foot UHaul truck, paying friends with beer and pizza, waking […]

Race recap: Bridge Run Half Marathon (front-of-the-pack)

The few from the front. A race recap from a super speedy front-of-the-pack runner.

A few weeks ago, I ran in the fourth annual Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon, the capstone race of my spring season. The course gets its name from the six bridge crossings along its scenic miles that snake through the downtown, historic district, and beautiful west side of Binghamton, N.Y. It starts and ends at […]