Boston 2014 The Training Begins!!!

So today the road to Boston begins with an easy 40 minute run. I will be sticking to a plan thus winter and not focusing on the Bucks County Road Runners Winter Series. I have learned racing every weekend does not allow me to train properly for a marathon. I am excited to see how […]

USATF National Masters 5K Cross County Championships

It has been some time since my last blog post.  Maybe a bit burnt out of blogging after the Maccabiah Games or maybe just lazy.   My next big race was the USATF National Masters Cross Country Championships which were held in Flemington NJ this year.  I was lucky enough to be selected to run […]

A Good Week of Training in the Books..

So this week coach Marino had me jump back into things. I was a bit worried coming off the marathon by my legs seems to survive it fairly well. I have had some on and off twinges in the plantar fascia of both feet. I am using both a boot and the step stretch which […]

Back to Boston!

It has been a little bit since I have blogged as things have been busy so this will be a bit of a catch all post. After the Maccabiah Games I needed a bit of down time which did not fit well with an upcoming marathon but the goal was simply to quality for Boston […]

An Easy 6 Miles and a Slight Change of Plans

Easy 6 Mile Run on CRS Loop Sunday nights have become fun the last few months as that is when I get my training plan for the week from Dr. Marino. This week he has me tapering just a bit as I will be running the Lehigh Valley Via Marathon this Sunday. The original plan […]

New Goals, New Races, More Running!

New Goals, New Races, More Running!.

A Chapter Ends and New Goals….

I have been away from this blog for a few weeks. The Maccabiah Games has ended and I guess I needed a break. That said, despite the games being over for the masters half marathon team we still had a few loose ends. This past week we finally tied those and for me the event […]

Results Final – Double Silver

So the results are final. Unfortunately everything was not resolved before I left Israel. I was 2nd in the 40-49 and our 40-49 team was second as well. My overall place was 23rd in the race and only Israelis (open and one master), open American’s and one open Australian beat me. Despite the slow time […]

Hold on.. Results still in Flux

Today two days after the race the results are still in flux. The individual medal count shows Team USA medaling in several age groups including me in the 40-49. The team results are not being given as there were not enough complete teams in several age brackets. No idea when things may, if ever, get […]

Maccabiah Games Half Marathon – Race Report

I have mixed emotions as I write up this race report. The course was brutal and all the times were slow. Most all of Maccabi USA’s team was 5-10 minutes (or more) slower than their anticipated time. The course was all hilly with some of significant length. There was no break from either climbing or […]