Ran the Sioux Falls Marathon in “I’d kill myself or boredom would kill me if I were to run or work here everyday” Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as part of 50-state Marathon goal. Next up another flatland state – Omaha, Nebraska.
Annual Labor Day ritual – to run 13.1 miles (Oakbrook Half Marathon) through my neighborhood. Hot humid trail running. Race number 15 for the year. Goal of 14 in 14 done…Not hanging it up for the year yet…Let’s see how far my knees can hold up without necessitating a visit to an ortho.
After deciding at the last minute to change from a full marathon to a half, I ran a good race. What a gorgeous course and city !! Easily one of my top favorites just for the city and its awesome people. The weather couldn’t have been better for running. My son Chevy ran the race(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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.
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.
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(…)
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.