Downtown Westfield 5k & Pizza Extravaganza – 20:31 (pre-HRT)

Ah, yes, the Downtown Westfield 5k pizza run. This was year number four running this race. Historically, it’s a slow race for me. It’s always a Wednesday after a full day of work and has a bad habit of falling on one of the hottest days of the year. It’s a recipe for disappointment every time. I’m rarely happy with my time. This year, the weather was surprisingly nice, possibly the coolest year I’ve run it. [Read More]

Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler 2012 – 26:18 (pre-HRT)

Nailed this race this year! It was my fourth year running it and I crushed my previous best time by over five minutes! It’s generally a slow race for me because it’s on the 4th of July and typically falls outside of any real race training, but today, I was on and felt great. I kept a 6:35 min/mile pace which is better than my best 5k pace! I came in 4th in my age group and 52nd overall, but even better, my wife and I won the husband and wife group! [Read More]

Philadelphia Marathon – 3:24:09 (pre-HRT)

Yesterday, I ran a marathon. A full one. 26.2 miles. It was physically the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And it was worth every bit of the pain that I’m currently in as I type this. Less than a year ago, I was training for my second half marathon, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, and I had absolutely zero interest in running a full marathon. [Read More]

Downtown Westfield 5k & Pizza Extravaganza – 22:32

Yesterday was hot, so very hot. So what was a good thing to do? Run a race! Right? No, I know. It was rough and hot, but the fiancée and I run this race every year. It’s in her hometown and there’s pizza at the end, how could we not do it? Each year seems to be hotter than the previous one so this time I was smart and set my expectations a bit low. [Read More]

Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler 2011 – 32:49

Yesterday was the annual Firecracker 4 miler in Cranford which my fiancée and I run each year. It’s a fun race, but being that it’s on the 4th of July, it can be very hot and humid. Luckily, yesterday wasn’t too bad. I enjoy the course quite a bit and there are generally plenty of people sitting on the side the road spraying you down with a hose to keep you nice and cool. [Read More]

RU Unite “Half Marathon” (9.55 miles due to flooding) – 1:11:53 (pre-HRT)

Yesterday, I set out for what was to be my third half marathon over the course of 364 days. I wish I could say I actually ran 13.1 miles though. Unfortunately, due to some pretty torrential downpours on Saturday, one of the parks the race runs through was flooded. Thanks to this flooding, the course had to be adjusted to just 9.55 miles. While I only had a month to train for this race after two months off from tendinitis that I’m still not fully recovered from, I really wanted to run the full half marathon. [Read More]

Westfield Turkey Trot 5-mile – 33:56 (pre-HRT)

Today was the Westfield Turkey Trot 5-mile race through Tamaques Park, which was actually one of the parks that I trained in for the RU Unite half-marathon earlier this year. It’s a nice little park with a .8 mile loop so it’s good for short runs, but anything more than a few miles gets really boring. Today was chilly and windy, not the most fun weather for standing around waiting for a race to start. [Read More]