Archive | April, 2013

A Good Run with a Good Friend – A Needed Break from the Tragedy

So after all the craziness of the last few days and way too much news coverage that seemed to make it that much worse, it was nice to meet an old friend for a nice run.  Today Coach Johnny King-Marino has for me a recovery day 8 miles.  My friend Joe Warwick  was hoping to […]

Pace Miles with a Heavy Heart

Today coach Johnny King-Marino had a tough workout planned for me.  Unfortunately, my head and a lack of sleep prevented me from getting it in.  The plan was to run to the track from my house which is two miles then run 6 x mile with 200m recovery at 6:15, 6:10, 6:05, 6:00, 5:55, 5:50..  I […]

After deciding not to run Boston my heart bleeds for those that did…..

Today I should be writing about my two runs….  my morning run thinking about my friends who were just getting on the busses for Hopkinton.  Texting them just before I left to wish them luck…  My evening run which should have been thinking about the great day my friends and and perhaps feeling a bit […]

Working at the Bucks County Half Marathon and a Nice 15 Miler!

So today started early. I had to have my table set up at the Bucks County Half Marathon by 6:00am. I co-located my table with the Bucks County Speedsters tent. The speedsters are the local track club that has been kind enough to sponsor the Maccabi 5K and have added this to the calendar of […]

A Busy Saturday and a Solid Run

So Saturday tends to be busy in my household.  Today my son Aaron had an early soccer game and this week I was “snack dad”.  That means we brought snack for the team which are given out after the game.  Since I, of course, had not yet purchased said snacks Aaron and I left early […]

A windy one on the track!

So today Coach Johnny had me run 12 x 200m at 5K pace with 2 miles warm up and 2 miles cool down.  I knew that CYO uses the track on Thursday evenings so I waited a but to head up to the track with the idea of starting my warm up when they were […]

Another Double – Warm Temps and a Final Decision Boston

So today started with another nice and easy 30 minute run as the sun was coming up.  This is becoming one of my favorite runs. It is easy, it is quiet, it is calming.  My favorite part of the run is crossing under 332 and just listing to the water.   A nice way to […]

5am Broken Ladder – Warm Temps and …. The Sun!

So today Coach Johnny had the following fun for me; Tuesday: Track. Be sure to get a sufficient warm up and warm down. Crooked ladder: 2 x 200 200 rest 2 x 400 200 rest 2 X 800 200 rest 1 x 1600 200 rest 2 x 800 200 rest 2 x 400 200 rest 2 […]

Twice the Run, Twice the Fun??

So today Coach Johnny ( had me start doubling.  The morning run was an very very easy run with no calories beforehand.  Only a little bit of coffee and water.  It is tough to go as slow as Johnny wants but I am following the plan.  The concept is to use this run to teach […]

17 MIles and Brand New Nike Lunar Flyknit 1!

Today Coach had me run 17 miles,  pace 7:20-7:30.  I decided to join Boston Pete who was getting in his final longish run before Boston.  He was running 12 miles so I figured we would run 12 together giving me only 5 miles to finish up at the end.  Steve Price started with us and […]