Tag Archives: 5-K

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 — 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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Races: What Do I Do With All These Shirts?

One of the perks of running races are the free tee shirts, but if you do enough of them, the shirts can pile up pretty fast. Here is a picture of my pile of race shirts. There are 35 of … Continue reading

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Races: Whiskey is no Way to Prep for a New Year’s Day 5K

It’s a new year, and like so many runners, I am back at it. While I did some running over the past few months, I have been bad about blogging — so there are two resolutions for 2016: run more … Continue reading

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Digressions: The Race is the Reward

I was running a penalty lap at the biathlon when it occurred to me: the race is the reward. At this little event in New Hampshire there were no prizes and few bragging rights, just the potential for improvement. When … Continue reading

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