A Long Run Tale


…in which I remember there are summer routes and winter routes.

My training plan called for a 20-mile run this past weekend. I wanted a change, so I began mapping out different route options in parts of the city I don’t run often. There’s a particular route I’ve wanted to run for a long time and I decided this was the perfect weekend to do it.

I was wrong. It was not perfect.

The route is basically a loop divided by the East River: run across a bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan, up 1st Avenue to the 59th Street Bridge, cross into Queens, then run south back into Brooklyn and back to roughly where I started. It wasn’t too difficult to fit that into 20 miles, so I decided to do it. I checked the weather and figured leaving by 6:30 am would be perfectly fine, so that’s what I did.

I was wrong. It was not fine to leave by 6:30 am. Read More

Scotland Run 10k


Central Park
4 April 2015
1:06:26 finish

In all the years I’ve lived in NYC, this was my first Scotland Run 10k. It’s one of the few NYRR races I had never done and honestly, I probably wouldn’t have registered–particularly so soon after a 6-hour–except that my half marathon training plan called for a 10k on this particular week. Read More