2017 Concept2 Summer Solstice Challenge
June 14, 2017
It’s almost the official beginning of summer here in the Northern hemisphere, and we have a great challenge in store to celebrate. The Summer Solstice Challenge is our way of honoring the longest day of the year. The challenge is to row or ski 21,000 meters on June 21. Meters can be completed in several […]
My last 5k in the series was my fastest by half-a-minute!
May 1, 2016
I took part in the 5-week series of 5ks called the Crystal City 5k Fridays, as you may know, and my first race took me 46:17, my second race took me 46:11, my 4th race took me 46:01 (I missed week three), and my final race took me 32-seconds fewer at 45:33! So, I feel […]
In praise of being dead last in a race
March 18, 2016
As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler. I finished!
Running my first road race this Saturday!
March 10, 2016
OK, I have been working really hard. Every weekend, my girlfriend and I run three or four miles together, though it’s been since 2012 that I have last run a 5k race. And, though I am in no position to run a four-mile run in the Arlington hills, this is perfect timing. My girl […]
Review of StrideBox subscription box for runners
February 18, 2016
I’ve been a StrideBox member since October 2, 2013. And I have always been amazed and amused by the variety and creativity of testers products for runners. So many little dibs and dabs of everything a runner might need, and stuff that you’d never think of, from flashy little lights that grip your ankles or wrap around […]
Two laps around Roosevelt Island
January 16, 2016
I was excited to do two laps in one go around Theodore Roosevelt Island! It was muddy but not nearly as muddy as we thought it would be. Besides, when this lovely gem of a trail run that’s only minutes away from where we live and with plenty of parking, any muck, mire, and […]
Two nice muddy laps around Roosevelt Island
January 10, 2016
My girl and I popped out to Roosevelt Island and did one 1.5 mile trail running lap and then another 1.5 mile trail running lap. We did one right after the other so it was sort of like a 3-mile run, in total. B and I really want to move into 5ks and then 10ks […]