Tag Archives: Race Times

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: 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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Races: The Charles River YMCA Fourth of July Road Race

Independence Day started with the Charles River YMCA Fourth of July Road Race in Needham,  Mass. It was a humid morning and the run was tough, but I managed a 25 minute gun time and a 24:22 chip time. Here … Continue reading

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Races: Cambridge 5K Freedom Run, A Little Training Goes a Long Way

Sunday morning (June 7) I ran the Cambridge 5K Freedom Run, and I am happy to say that my times have started to go back down a little bit. Looking over my results, it is the best time of 2015, … Continue reading

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Second Race of the Year – Super Sunday 2015

February races can be hard to find in the north – ice, snow, cold can make it tough to hold a race. But I found one, on Super Bowl Sunday. It was the Super Sunday 5K/5-Miler Present by Sanofi Oncology … Continue reading

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Race Plans and Results (2014/2015)

For runners formal races provide the opportunity to focus training, set goals, and be part of a running community. Whether the goal is to finish a race, get in better shape, or compete, organized races can bring additional elements of … Continue reading

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First Race of the Year — Needham New Year’s Day 5K

Like many runners, I started my 2015 with the Needham New Year’s Day 5K and got a good sense of where I stand. I ran the same race on the same course on January 1, 2015, so there is a … Continue reading

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