How EasyRoute is always useful to me

I feel compelled to write about this because I take great satisfaction in the fact that I actually use EasyRoute quite regularly almost a year after releasing the first version. In fact, because of all the snow we’ve gotten here in New York, I’ve had to use it quite a bit recently. You’d think I’d […]

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Race Report: Greg Fried 5k in Roslyn

Today, I ran the 2nd Annual Greg Fried Memorial 5k in Roslyn. The tragedy in Boston made it somewhat somber for me, but I did my best to absorb being back and running through my historic and beautiful childhood hometown. Like last year, it was nice to meet some friendly runners before and after the […]

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Race Report: Race for Spinal Victory 5k 2013

I ran this last Saturday and didn’t have time to write a post until Monday, but by then it just didn’t feel appropriate. I ran another race today, but I wanted to cover this one first, because it’s a great race! First, the course is terrific — a fast and flat run up and down […]

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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: 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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