Category Archives: Running

From Marathon to Pneumonia…and back?

So, I decided to sign up for the Long Island Marathon. What?! Surprised? Come on, it’s not like I ever publicly announced disinterest in running a marathon. Over the past couple of years, I’ve changed my running habits, and took on longer runs to meet specific training goals. Once my long run got into the […]

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Greg Fried Memorial 5K in Roslyn

How about that? A timely race report! Saturday, April 21, 2012. 256 people show up at Roslyn High School on a very busy race weekend on Long Island. Not only did I count 14 races listed on the trusty Long Island Race Calendar for this weekend, but three races I did last year fell on this […]

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Year End Race Roundup: Wantagh Snowball Run

Ok, finally getting to the last race of 2011… Aside from the annual Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach, I’ve done this race more than any any other. Here is the progression: Year Goal Time 2009 40:00 39:54 2010 38:20 38:05 2011 37:00 36:40 Overall, it’s a nice progression. I set a challenging, but realistic goal […]

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Year End Race Roundup: Seaford Hot Chocolate Run

Most of these race roundup posts I’m making are about races that happened months ago, I’m only a little more than a week removed from this race, so it is a bit fresher in my memory. I’m going to try and keep up with timely race-related posts next year. On December 3, 2011, at Seaford […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: The Great Cow Harbor Race

Finally, Cow Harbor. I’ve been running on Long Island since 2005 and this was my first Cow Harbor Race, probably our most famous race. I’d missed the previous years due to various reasons, but I made sure I made my way over to Northport on the morning of September 17th this time. Where to begin? […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: Hope Runs Here 5K Race

The Hope Runs Here Breast Cancer Run is another worthy cause that benefits from a 5K Run. Here on Long Island, we have among the highest breast cancer rates in the US, so this is a cause that really hits home. For an inaugural race, they had a lot of participants with 419 finishers. I think that […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: 2011 Marcum Workplace Challenge

The Marcum Workplace Challenge is essentially the same event it replaced in 2006, The JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge.  This race is somewhat different from the other races around a number of ways. First, it has a big event feel. The turnout, to the best of my memory, is around 5,000-6,000 runners. Terry Bisogno, often […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run 2011

The Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run was held (of course) on July 4, 2011. It is a 4-mile race which is a bit of an odd distance for a race, but should have suited me perfectly as 4 miles was my daily run at the time. This one was well-organized and seemed to go off […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: AIDS+Cancer Run Walk

The 5K AIDS/Cancer Run/Walk took place on June 12, 2011. It is a charity event to benefit the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. Let me put this in perspective by pointing out that Richard Brodsky is a guy who has been diagnosed with both AIDS and brain cancer.  How did he respond? By continuing to run marathons […]

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Year-End Race Roundup: Jack’s Run at Bar Beach

Jack’s Run is an autism awareness event where all proceeds benefit NSSA (Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism).  These charity races are great because everyone seems to really enjoy themselves, a positive message is delivered and some money is raised for a good cause — Jack’s Run was no exception. My primary rule for choosing races […]

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