Category Archives: Running


The last time I skied was the day of the biathlon. Ever since then, I’ve become more and more impatient for spring to arrive. I’ve grown tired of running in my basement. Of course, I could pile on clothes and … Continue reading

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January and February Round-up

My good friend Céline gives a report each month on her fitnessing. It’s kinda cool, so I decided to do the same thing for myself this year. It’s not a competition; everyone should follow her own plan, listen to what … Continue reading

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I haven’t gone for a long run—longer than an hour, that is—in over a month. It was January 10th, to be exact. It was also my most recent outdoor run. I’ve been doing a lot of shorter distance/duration workouts on … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Training

Céline asked questions about heart rate training recently, and I started to answer them there. But my comment turned out to be longer than her post, so I decided to put it here instead. Here’s the low-down on heart rate … Continue reading

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Lost in Berlin

We had a midday flight returning from Berlin, and I wasn’t ready to be done sight-seeing, so I decided that going for a little run would be a perfect way to take in a bit more of the city. The … Continue reading

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Forest to Park to Forest

Saturday morning I went for my longest trail run ever. I’ve been thinking about this run for over a year, since I first discovered that it’s possible to link the trails in Upton State Forest and Hopkinton’s Whitehall State Park. … Continue reading

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The Dark Night of the Diabetic Triathlete’s Soul

“You know what I’ve learned over the years?” Lisa answered her own question this afternoon as I was recovering from the Rev3 Maine half-iron triathlon. “Triathletes are never happy with their results.” There’s a lot of truth to that. I’ve … Continue reading

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Executing My Plan: 2014 NE Season Opener

I originally wrote this on the 13th . . . of May. Oops! Somewhere between drafting it and adding the pictures, a month passed. Sorry to keep you waiting. I love racing! That’s all there is to it. I’m pretty good (but not … Continue reading

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2014 Boston Marathon in Pictures

It was a beautiful day to watch the marathon—our first real spring day—and it was a fantastic race. There was so much excitement in the crowd at Natick Common—which was bigger than usual—and then (back at my desk) watching Meb … Continue reading

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First Race of the Year

It’s Marathon Monday, the best day of the year. Most years I look forward to this day for weeks. After last year’s emotional day, I’ve been waiting for today for a full year. And it’s finally here! Since then, I … Continue reading

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Slipping into Spring

“Jeff Mather, you are an idiot, and you’re compounding your idiocy with lunacy! Why don’t you just turn around now?” I had a point. There was nothing good to be gained by continuing to run down this flooded, icy trail—the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Logjam

I’d better write something here before y’all forget about me. (If that hasn’t happened already.) Ironman training is going well. Sometimes it’s hard to get all of the hours done. (How do I pad an hour-long strength workout at the … Continue reading

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Runner, Interrupted

There was a great story, Runner, Interrupted, in last month’s Runner’s World about Kenyan/Alaskan runner Marko Cheseto, who was a stand-out collegiate runner before losing both of his feet to frostbite. RW‘s Joe Pugliese writes a compelling article about Cheseto’s … Continue reading

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Céline’s post about medals the other day got me thinking about the subject. (1) I have kept medals from all the events which gave them out. For a while they were being held on the wee, stubby arms of Melvin … Continue reading

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Fun Fun Fun

Fun links apropos nothing at all: Becoming a biathlete — That one’s for you, Alex. Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc — Just in case Ironman gets too easy, it’s nice to have something in reserve. Nothing to see here, Lisa. Nothing … Continue reading

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