Author Archives: Ben

Races — Biathlon is Back in 2017

I have written about biathlons previously. Recently, I got a list of races and dates in the Northeast. Many of these are skiing, but I figured endurance athletes might appreciate them all the same. Get excited:  dates have been set … Continue reading

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Gear — This Is a Good Hack for Cold Weather Running

At the Yulefest run, which was wicked cold, I saw this Kleenex hack from one of my fellow runners. It was a pretty good way to carry it, though you do need this kind of pack. For the record, it … Continue reading

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Races — Cambridge 5K Yulefest: 2016’s Last Race Was A Little Colder, A Little Slower

Every runner’s times will go up and down, but comparing my Turkey Trot time to my Cambridge 5K Yulefest time, things seem to be holding steady. Below is my time from today’s race. The average pace was 8:41 per mile, … Continue reading

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Races — The Cambridge Half Marathon, A New Experience for This Runner

The first ever Cambridge half marathon was a new experience for this runner. Wait, you don’t actually think I ran that far, do you? No, for this race I was a volunteer for the organizers. Every race has a ton … Continue reading

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Races — Still Chugging Along at the Donohue’s 11th Annual Turkey Trot

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the United States and that means that the running inclined can start their day with a 5K to work up an appetite for the delicious meal that comes later in the day. Life’s other … Continue reading

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Races: Thirty Seconds Faster to Freedom

Today was the Cambridge 5K Race Series Freedom run. It was a relatively flat, fast course through Cambridge, Mass., starting at the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall. The course was the same over the past two years, and I am happy to … Continue reading

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Training: How Fast Can You Get? The Great Bear Run Makes a Runner Wonder

The Needham Track Club held its 26th Annual Great Bear Run on May 15 to raise money for prostate cancer research. There was a 5-K and shorter runs for the kids. My own race was uneven. I settled into a … Continue reading

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Races: Super Sunday 5K — Warm Up Routines? Names on Bibs? Recovery Beers?

Super Bowl Sunday is also the day of a 5-K race from the Race Cancer Foundation. This is my second year of doing this race, and compared with last year, the roads were definitely better. The same cannot be said … Continue reading

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Gear: Runkeeper GPS Check

Back a couple of weeks ago, I told you about how I was getting a different reading from Runkeeper than I did with my now-defunct Nike+ watch. So, as promised, I checked the Runkeeper distance using my car’s odometer. While … Continue reading

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Cross Training: February Fitness Check Up

Back on January 3, I did my first Presidential Fitness Test for 2016. A month later, it looks like there has been some progress, but plenty room for more. So, if you took 100 forty-one-year-old guys and lined them up … Continue reading

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