Category Archives: Road Marathon

2016 Boston Marathon Race Report
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2016 Boston Marathon Race Report

  I’m writing this nearly 7 weeks after the race. Life got a little busy, and I just kept putting it off. For as much as I want other people to contribute to this site, it’s lazy of me! So here it is. FINALLY. I have little headlines so you can skip all the travel […]

Marine Corps Marathon 2015
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Marine Corps Marathon 2015

The Backstory: I don’t have much history running marathons. I ran my first in 2013–the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon–and although I finished, it was pretty ugly. I battled some sharp knee pain during the second half, which really slowed me down, and my time was a sluggish 4:45. Last year, rather than adjust my […]

2015 Steamtown Marathon
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2015 Steamtown Marathon

This was my 5th road marathon. My goal was to qualify for the Boston marathon. I hired coach Chris Vargo for my training. All my previous attempts were self-trained (or from books, websites, etc.). As a 43-year-old, my qualifying time for Boston is 3:15:00. For 2016, you needed 2:30 under your qualifying time to get […]

New York City Marathon 2013
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New York City Marathon 2013

New York City Marathon Some things in life come easily, and some don’t. Filed under the “don’t” category, would be my ability to come out successful in the New York City Marathon lottery process. Fortunately for me, the process was set up such that if lottery hopefuls miss getting picked three years in a row, […]

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