Virgil Crest 50 Mile Ultra Marathon,
Sep 24, 2011 My first attempt at an Ultra Marathon. 10,000 feet of elevation change over 50 miles, this was up and down a ski mountain, on hiking trails in upstate New York (Hope Lake) 4 times. It had rained for 20 days prior to the start of the race, so it was compounded by mud to your ankles, new streams and downed trees. For the first 35 miles I had a blast, though the hardest thing I've ever done, but then came the pain in my shins trying to go down hill, unbearable, so instead of risking injury I dropped out at station 7 with only 3 more stations to go, Mile 36.3 with an overall pace of 13:58 per mile 8 hours and 27 minutes after I started. Note the winner finished in 9 hours and 9 minutes.
Brooklyn Half Marathon May 21, 2011 My Favorite Half Marathon, starting in Prospect Park with a loop and 3/4 then making it's way to Coney Island. Course conditions were great and I ran a Personal Best of 1:37:57 or 7:28 per mile
New York CCC 15K March 27, 2011 A 15K done in 1:06:20 or 7:07 per mile
NYRR Al Gordon Classic (4M),
February 26, 2011 A nice 4 miler done in 27:54 or 6:58 per mile
ING New York City Marathon , November, 7, 2010
A chilly 40 or so degrees to start the race. Everything was rocking until mile 24, I was set for a 3:24 or so Marathon until everything cramped at once, including my diaphragm forcing me to stop because I could not breath. I walked mile 24 to 25 and jogged the 1.2 miles to the finish for a 3:33:23
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff, October, 31, 2010
A chilly start at 49 degrees, but a good test of what to wear on November 7th for the New York City Marathon as the weather should be the same. 5 mile race, clockwise around Central Park, the last couple miles are basically the same as the Marathon finish. A new PR was set at 34:25 or 6:53 per mile!!!
ING New York City Marathon Tune-up, September, 19, 2010
Weather was great for a 7am start, 65 degrees, though it was with 81% humidity but I did not seem to notice. My goal was simple run the 18 mile course in less then 2 hours and 24 minutes, which I did 2:23:32, and did the last 9 slightly faster then the first 9, my first negative split!
Ottawa Marathon, May 30, 2010
3:28:49 for my first ever Full Marathon. Couldn't ask for much more. Weather was perfect, I was spent though. Took everything I had to not walk a single step and just keep running.
NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix: Staten Island, October, 11, 2009, 8:30 am
Not a bad course at all. Surface streets, a few hills, only one that was significant at mile 7.5 or so. Cold start, 48 degrees, 77% humidity. Official time 1:42:40, take out the bathroom break with 2 people in line before me at mile 1.2 and it would have been 1:40:25 which is a new personal best, or 7:37 per mile!
NYRR Half-Marathon Grand
Prix: Queens, September 20, 2009, 7:00 am
13.1 miles though Queens. What a great race. Surface streets, no parks,
lots of twists and turns and little hills. Loved it. Beautiful weather
also, 65 degrees, 49% humidity. Official time 1:42:43, take out the
bathroom break with 2 people in line before me at mile 7 and it would
have been 1:40:59 which is a new personal best!
New York City Half Marathon,
August 16, 2009, 7:00 am
13.1 miles though Manhattan, and boy was this one rough. 3 days before
I flew 22 hours with a 12 hour time change. It was also 77 degrees,
74% hum at the start of the run. It took everything I had to not walk
and I was done by my five. I didn't walk and I finished with a time
of 1:48:53 or 8:13 per mile. 5 or so minutes off my average 7 off my
best, but I finished.
NYRR Half-Marathon Grand
Prix: Brooklyn, May 30, 2009, 8:00 am
13.1 miles though Brooklyn in a new personal best time of 1 hour 41
minutes and 38 seconds which averages out to a full 5 seconds per mile
faster then my previous best time. It was a beautiful day 65 Deg, 75%
Hum, and clear blue skies. 7:45 per mile average. A crazy amount of
runners I heard over 11,000 runners, all I can confirm though is finishers,
9415 and I was number 1363!
NYRR 8000, March 14, 2009
4.9 miles in Central Park, 36:19 or 7:18 per mile. Weather was perfect,
35 deg, no wind. Can't as for better, sun was shinning and 5000 runners
out to enjoy the race.
NYRR Al Gordon Snowflake. February 21, 2009
3.1 miles in 22 minutes and 9 seconds, or 7:08 per mile. This was my
first 5 K race and there is no pacing at this, just balls out. Need
to learn that style. 28 deg, 53% hum wind 12 mph.
NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix Presented by Continental
Airlines: Bronx, February 08, 2009
13.1 miles in 1 hour 42 minutes and 42 seconds, official time, 56 degrees
and 7 mph winds. This was a Personal Best time, but it was damn hard,
really gassed in the last few miles. Beat my last personal best by only
8 seconds, on certainly a harder course. 7:50 per mile average.
The NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix Presented by Continental
Airlines: Manhattan, January 25, 2009
13.1 miles in 1 hr 44 min 44 sec, official time, 15 f / -9 c but sunny
and no wind. Just shy of 1 hour and 45 minutes, which is what I wanted
to beat so I can't complain. Especially with all hills and terribly
NYC Half Marathon presented by Nike, July 27, 2008
70 deg., 90% humidity, overcast. No not a perfect day for a race, first
half of the race is in central park with some of the worst hills you
can find on a course, but after that is through Time Square and down
to Battery Park City. That part is great. Finished with a time of 1:44:51or
8:00 mins per mile (for 13.1 miles). Only 10 seconds per mile off my
last race, which had a much easier course. View my splits charted online
Brooklyn Half Marathon, May, 3rd, 2008
It was really a perfect day for a race. About 52 degrees and overcast,
wind was out of the east so it did not affect us much. There where 5832
runners and I finished with a time of 1:42:50 or 7:50 mins per mile.
My goal was 8 minutes per mile for the 13.1 miles
so I killed it and am quite psyched!