boston runner

a cyclist who swears he'll someday run boston in under 3 hours.

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running on my muffled mind.

november is here, which means i’m thinking about running again… and hopefully i’ll do more than just think about it within a week or two. and with the return to running comes my return to but a few things have changed since i last posted from arizona back in march… for starters, i’ve [...]

8 November 2009 at 19:12 - Comments

Indoor Cycling – How Much Would You Pay to Play?

Finally! Boulder Indoor Cycling, Colorado’s first indoor velodrome, opened in January. It’s only the second indoor facility in the USA and a huge win for fans of track cycling. Especially us East Coasters… we’ve been riding down the boulevard of broken dreams for years. From Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, plans for an indoor [...]

29 March 2009 at 16:10 - Comments
A typical gym membership is $40.00 a month. If the v-dome offered some amenities such as lockers, showers, bike ...
22 October 09 at 18:47
$200 a year would be a fair price, but some people may have trouble justifying the time focused on Track ...
24 December 09 at 00:07

142 Miles – By The Numbers

Until today, the longest training ride I’d ever done was 112 miles. That was one month ago, my third day here in Tucson. That was a small group ride out to the top of Kitt Peak w/ Rebecca M., Adam M., Shawn M. and Dan V. Well, I’ve now got a new record, one which [...]

22 March 2009 at 03:40 - Comments

Five Weeks Left… But Who’s Counting?

That’s right folks, 5 weeks from right now, many of us will be reveling in the glory of having run the Boston Marathon. How excited are you? (twitter users, use tweet tag #boston2009) I’m very excited going into this year’s race… and think I may finally eek out a sub 3:00 finish. (if [...]

16 March 2009 at 18:21 - Comments

Yes, I Can Breathe Again! – AZ Winter, part 3

Even though the Tucson Bicycle Classic went all wrong, I am happy today. Friday’s 3 mile TT was supposed to be my chance to finally do good in the “race against the clock.” “I’m a sprinter and a decent 5K runner so this is my race.” Yeah, fuggedaboutit. Low power + too much coughing = [...]

11 March 2009 at 23:19 - Comments

Gettin’ Down (Up) to Business. – AZ Winter part 2

After a few days in the Grand Canyon (incl. an amazing helicopter tour!) and a great dinner in Sedona with my fabulous co-pilot, it was time to get down to Tucson for some hardcore training. Many of the country’s top cyclists make Tucson their home during the winter months, so it’s easy to find [...]

6 March 2009 at 01:10 - Comments

Go West, Young Man. Arizona Winter – part 1

After a busy January spent working on the Super Sunday race, I was ready to head south to Arizona for some serious winter training. My new ride, the $1,500 Green Monster, rolled outta’ Boston at 11:59pm Friday 2/6 and arrived in Phoenix, AZ late Monday night. First order of business was to get on the [...]

24 February 2009 at 03:11 - Comments

Super Sunday v2.0 – in the books

Thanks to everyone that came out to race today…looked like you were having a lot of fun! I’m @ the volunteer party now – what a great crew. Today’s results were a bit confusing to some people… two words: NET TIME. Remember how congested the start was? Race results are based on net (chip) time, so [...]

2 February 2009 at 01:20 - Comments


Yes! The shins felt okay for the Jingle Bell 5K this past Sunday and I ran a 17:57! I forgot to get my Santa costume on Saturday and thus missed out on the dash for cash. While only one santa finished ahead of me, it’s doubtful I could’ve finished as fast in [...]

19 December 2008 at 03:23 - Comments

Lights Out

I got to track practice @ MIT tonight but nobody was in the lobby. Instant first thought was “shit, i’m late.” Nope, right on time. Then noticed the lights were off upstairs so figured I screwed up dates and it’s tonight’s practice that is canceled, not next week’s. Having rushed over from a [...]

10 December 2008 at 04:34 - Comments