Category Archives: Goals

Running Goals for 2014

Below is a recap of my 2013 running goals along with my goals for 2014.  It was a mixed bag for 2013, but I’m going to call it successful overall.  I have nothing outlandish planned for 2014 other than some … Continue reading

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Running Goals for 2013

Below is a recap of my running goals and what I achieved in 2012 along with my goals for 2013.  My goals for 2013 are basically incremental improvements over my achievements in 2012.  I’m not a big goal person anymore, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things That Helped Me Finally Qualify for the Boston Marathon

I remember being in high school in the late-80s and finding a towel in our house from the Boston Marathon.  I don’t know where or how it ended up in our house since nobody in our family was a runner, … Continue reading

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Race Report: Tokyo Marathon

I successfully finished the 2012 Tokyo Marathon with an unofficial chip time of 3:13:15.  More than a full day after running the race, I’m still on cloud nine as I write this post.  I achieved my ‘B’ goal and arguably … Continue reading

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Running for a Lifetime

One of the great things about the sport of running that most sports can’t claim is the ability to do it your entire life.  I’m amazed to see so many people out there on the marathon course in their 60s, … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Simplicity of Running

I was playing with the idea that someday I may want to do triathlons.  After reviewing the triathlete training plans, time commitment and costs of entering these events, it really struck me that the reason I appreciate running so much … Continue reading

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Cultivating Positive Habits

2012 has arrived and most people have laid out their goals and resolutions for the year.  Other than setting running goals, I’ve decided I’m going to do something a little different this year for the other areas of my life … Continue reading

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Running Goals for 2012

Below is a recap of my running goals and what I achieved in 2011 along with my goals for 2012.  As you’ll see, my goals for 2012 are mostly the same or incremental improvements over my achievements in 2011.  The … Continue reading

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New York Marathon Pacing Strategy

Over the past week, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into my pacing strategy for the New York Marathon.  I haven’t run this marathon before, but from my understanding it is a pretty challenging course because of the hills … Continue reading

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Race Report: Memorial Day 5K

I ran a 5K race yesterday and set a personal record (PR) of 18:26.  My goal was to break 18:30, so I’m happy with my end result.  It was a great day for a 5K, temperatures in the mid-60s, overcast, … Continue reading

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