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boston 2010 training has begun.

dare i say it after one measly week of three runs? hell yeah! last sunday i ran the jingle bell run 5k in a snowman costume (which was hard and counts for at least 4-5 miles.) then i ran 5 miles with the niketown crew on wednesday night. then yesterday, i [...]

20 December 2009 at 21:37 - Comments

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

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

4 days, 25+ miles and the Super Sunday 5K/10K

Last week, in what can only be described as a small miracle, I managed to:

run 7 miles w/ Pickles on Sunday arrive early to Tuesday’s BAA indoor track workout race the Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 miler on Thursday run 10.5 miles with the Marathon Sports crew on Saturday open registration for the Super Sunday 5K/10K on Friday

The fact that [...]

1 December 2008 at 18:31 - Comments
When is the Jingle Bell Run? This week? can you tell me the signup info or post a ...
10 December 08 at 00:25
alain - boston, ma
It's Sunday in Davis Square, but it sold out weeks ago. Sorry. For more info, see
10 December 08 at 01:41


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