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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

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome – Shin Splints

I was so excited to run the Jolly Jaunt on Saturday morning… a 5K just a few blocks from home. But after running one block w/ my dog Libby, things weren’t looking too good. Yeah, a blind monkey could’ve seen this one coming… OVERUSE INJURY! Last weekend’s 10.5 miler was too much too soon. [...]

9 December 2008 at 04:56 - Comments

Gobble Gobble Gobble – I was the turkey

Nearly each time I’ve done a running race over the last few years, I’ve gotten faster, set a PR and was pleasantly surprised by my time. Not so yesterday. 4 miles, 23:57. 6:00 pace. Huh? I could list reasons why a fast(er) time might have been unreasonable, but it doesn’t really matter. Bottom [...]

28 November 2008 at 16:23 - Comments

Run, Bike, Run – sorta, kinda, not really

The BAA half-marathon was fun, but it was too much for my cyclist-joints. I’ve since had right hip pain identical to that which required surgery on the left hip this past January. Presumably another torn labrum. So rather than risk further aggravating it with running, I asked BAA-Half Masters Champ Greg Picklesimer if he’d [...]

27 October 2008 at 00:58 - Comments

BAA Half-Marathon – 13.1 miles that changed everything

Ten years ago I watched the Boston Marathon for the first time and knew I had to try and run it some day. Now, after having run the last four Bostons, I understand it’s an experience words can hardly describe. Large crowds have always inspired me to race harder but there’s something greater at [...]

15 October 2008 at 12:54 - Comments


lots of personal transitions taking place lately: relationship, career, home and cycling team. in the midst of all this, summer has ended and autumn is full-on in my face. october’s arrival typically means i drink beer & watch football on sundays, rather than race my bike. now that’s a fun transition. and in the [...]

9 October 2008 at 14:57 - Comments