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Oh Captain, My Captain

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring; But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red,… Keep Reading


I’d really just rather ride my bike sometimes . . .

I have to admit that I don’t do any speed work.I know I should and even though I PR’d a half marathon after taking a speed work class with a local running store last spring, I just don’t have the discipline. What I am good at is cross training. And by cross training, I mean riding my… Keep Reading

Cervelo S3

Cycling Related: A Fall Ride to Piermont

I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog that I started out as a cyclist. While I consider myself primarily a runner these days, I still have a lot of love for the bike and riding with my buddies. I’m not such a hammerhead anymore as I mainly use the bike for leisurely weekend rides, cross… Keep Reading


What Lance Armstrong Taught Me

I watched with millions of people and baited breath as my one-time hero went on national television and admitted to using performance enhancing drugs for each of the seven Tours de France he won. It didn’t give me any satisfaction. In fact, it angered me. But I wasn’t angry with Lance, I was angry with… Keep Reading


Pushing the Heart Rate

I’ve been sick for a few weeks so I haven’t been running consistently. That needs to change since I’m about to ramp up training for the Flying Pig Marathon on May 5 – I need to get into the long runs pretty quick if I want to be in good shape for the race. So… Keep Reading


The importance of the day off

I get a lot of crap from some of my friends about taking days off from exercise (they think I don’t take enough of them). In reality, I think I take too many of them. I know what you’re thinking, this is what a person who doesn’t take enough days off would say. But it’s… Keep Reading


The Perfect Post-Run Nutrition

I’ve been making protein shakes for six years.I used to buy all sorts of fruits and liquids and would mix in crazy amounts of powder in search of the perfect taste and texture. I’ve since simplified my recipe to what I think is the perfect shake. And I don’t have a professional blender, either. If… Keep Reading


The Perfect Running Mix

I was asked recently how I got into running.I’ve already addressed that topic so I won’t bore you with the details again. But it did make me think about what keeps me motivated on a colossally awful run or even a series of runs that feel like crap. In a word: Music. In a phrase:… Keep Reading

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