August 2009

Two PRs in Six Days!

Posted by on August 24, 2009 in Training

This past Saturday, I ran in the 2nd annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5k running race.  For me, the race had significance on a number of fronts.  Primarily, it was super close to where I live in Harlem.  Secondly, it was considered to be a “qualifier” race by the NY Road Runners Club; completing nine such […]

NYC Half Marathon

Posted by on August 18, 2009 in Training

I hadn’t originally planned on racing in this event despite the significant desire to do so because I wasn’t successful at getting into it.  But when my good friend John wound up having a work conflict that would prevent his participation, I jumped at the opportunity to race in his name.  It’s a no-no but […]

Central Park Triathlon – Race Report

Posted by on August 10, 2009 in Training

This is getting ridiculous. I wasn’t nervous for this race.  I don’t really get nervous anymore.  That’s what experience gets you.  I have a very matter-of-fact approach to racing.  I think that doing the Ironman changes a person; that which seems daunting in life always seems to pale in comparison to what a person faces […]

My First Bike Race

Posted by on August 5, 2009 in Training

My friend Bobby recently posted something about a bike race he did in Brooklyn and it piqued my interest.  So, I inquired a bit and decided to give it a go.  I figured I’d be great.  With watching Mark Cavendish win a bunch of sprint races in the recent Tour de France, I began to […]