Biggest Loser Half-Marathon, Chicago, Aug 3rd 2014

Biggest Loser Half-Marathon, Chicago, Aug 3rd 2014 {0}

Another race in what might potentially become annual ritual for me in Chicago.  Unlike last year, this time the organization absolutely awful. The expo was a total disaster with long lines and absolute chaos. There wasn’t enough water stations despite the predicted hot weather on race day. All in all this was probably the worst(…)

Rock n Roll Chicago Half-Marathon, July 20, 2014

Rock n Roll Chicago Half-Marathon, July 20, 2014 {0}

Annual ritual. I love this race for the route and the crowd support. Finished the race before it got too hot – but saw quite a few people collapsing in heat already. Thanks to a nagging plantar faciitis decided to drop out of the 78K Swiss Alpine Ultra Marathon on July 27th. Hoping I can(…)

Mayor’s Marathon, Anchorage, Alaska, June 21, 2014

Mayor’s Marathon, Anchorage, Alaska, June 21, 2014 {0}

Done with “A”  (plus a few other alphabets) in my ongoing insane quest to run in all 50 states. Ran this on a cold, rainy Alaskan day. More than half the course was on gravel and trail – I think that might have helped a little bit. Not exactly a fast race for me, but(…)

Vermont Marathon, Burlington, VT, May 25, 2014

Vermont Marathon, Burlington, VT, May 25, 2014 {0}

Great weather, beautiful city, fantastic organization, friendly volunteers, excellent crowd support – Everything A+ about this race. Would love to race again – may be after completing all the 50 states.

Fargo Marathon, Fargo, ND, May 10, 2014

Fargo Marathon, Fargo, ND, May 10, 2014 {0}

Three weeks after running my slowest race in Boston, I ran in Fargo – but only with slightly better time. The course was probably the flattest I have ever run on – even more flat than Chicago. Crowd and Volunteer support was awesome.

Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014

Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014 {0}

My wife, son, and even my Doctor cautioned me against running…since I was just recovering from a flu…and I was still under the influence of Antibiotic and Cough suppressant. But I wasn’t going to miss Boston !! It ended up being the slowest of all my races, but I am so happy I chose to(…)

Chitown Half-Marathon, Chicago, Apr 6, 2014

Chitown Half-Marathon, Chicago, Apr 6, 2014 {0}

Ran Chitown Half-Marathon – along Chicago Lakefront Trail and Lincoln Park Chicago. What a gorgeous day to run. Days like this make it worth living in Chicago and make up for the winter months. Not a personal best time but finished the 13.1 miles under 2 hours.

Shamrock Shuffle 8k, Chicago, Mar 30, 2014

Shamrock Shuffle 8k, Chicago, Mar 30, 2014 {0}

Unofficial start to Chicago’s running season. Nearly 35000 runners – 8k – Grant Park, Chicago – Low 30′s at start – Spring?.  Ran the race under 8min/mile pace and kept running all the way back to the parking garage !!

Rome Marathon, Rome, Italy, March 23, 2014

Rome Marathon, Rome, Italy, March 23, 2014 {0}

Ran this Marathon on a rainy day in Rome. Great organization and cheering crowd all along the course despite the weather. Beautiful course.  Was at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City the day before the race on my birthday and the course ran thru Vatican again…I hope I earned enough good karma credits. Tired legs from all(…)

Little Rock Marathon, March 2, 2014

Little Rock Marathon, March 2, 2014 {0}

Arkansas done towards the 50-state goal. Ran the Little Rock Marathon  in rain. Due to extreme weather conditions the race was cancelled (rerouted?) but by then I had finished the race and got what must probably be the largest and heaviest Marathon medal.  The volunteers were braving the pouring rain and cold weather. 

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