Category Archives: Races

Races: Restarting on Global Running Day

Today was “Global Running Day,” as declared by, um, someone, let me Google, the New York Road Runners, I guess. It seemed like a good day to restart this blog, and to go for a run. I am traveling for … Continue reading

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Races – Trying a Triathlon

As evidenced by the relative quiet of this blog, I have not been very active with 5K races lately. I skipped the New Year’s Day 5K, but decided to try something different to get 2018 off to a good start. … Continue reading

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Races – Going Twice the Distance, I Ran the Salem 10K

This is a blog about running 5Ks, and as I wrote early on, that is my preferred distance. But this past weekend, I went twice the distance when I ran the Salem 10K. But why? Well, because it was part … Continue reading

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Races — Something Went Wrong at the YMCA 5K!

In my earlier post, I mentioned how I was using a new training method of Maximum Aerobic Function, developed by Phil Maffetone for endurance athletes. Last weekend was my first 5-K after a couple of months of training. This gave … Continue reading

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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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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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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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