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Shoe House 5 Miler

As Covid-19 cases began to spread across the United States earlier this year race directors began to cancel and postpone races or turn them into virtual ones.  Many runners began to wonder when they would ever race in person again.  … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Life continues to be a balancing act between keeping in the know with current events, most notably the Covid 19 pandemic and the protests that have followed the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police office, and enjoying as … Continue reading

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Pacing People

In a “normal world” yesterday my dad and running buddy Armand would’ve been racing  in the Pocono Marathon in an attempt to qualify for the Boston marathon, something Armand has done several times and which my dad still hopes to … Continue reading

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2020 – 1st Quarter Fitness Summary

While Covid-19 may be disrupting “normal” life one thing hasn’t changed and that’s my passion for fitness.  It’s time to summarize the first 3 months of the year. January featured two winter series races.  The first, the John Rudy 5 … Continue reading

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How I Ran a 24 Second PR

I covered some of this in my last post, but breaking a 5k PR after so many years and by such a significant amount seemed to merit its own post of reflections on just how exactly I achieved that goal. … Continue reading

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A PR Almost 16 Years in the Making

On October 21, 2004 I ran in the YAIAA county meet at John Rudy County Park as a senior on Eastern York’s cross country team.  I honestly don’t remember any details of the race though I still recall the course … Continue reading

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A Race’s Outcome

This morning I read a Runner’s World article detailing the results of the women’s Olympic marathon trials from this past weekend.  Jason and I watched a good portion of the race on TV and saw the men finish, but had … Continue reading

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Pee Problems and Head Winds

Saturday was the Springettsbury 10k, the next to last race in the York Winter Series this year.  It is a race I enjoy because of its back roads and rolling hills.  After tanking during the Indian Rock 10k I was … Continue reading

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My Running Saves vs Splurges

It could be argued that to be a runner one need only lace up a half decent pair of sneakers and go run.  I remember as a high school runner I got a new pair of sneakers each season and … Continue reading

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Jacobus 5 Miler

The past two years that I’ve ran the York Winter Series I’ve missed out on running the Jacobus 5 miler due to taking my track kids to an indoor meet.  Going into the race yesterday I was excited to finally … Continue reading

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