Staten Island Trail Festival 50k


Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
8 December 2012
7:23 Finish

It was a perfect day for a long trail run:  in the 40s, overcast, and slightly drizzly.  I got to Willowbrook Park about half an hour before start time.  Bib pick up was fast and it got pretty cold waiting around after that, but I chatted with a really nice woman for a bit before getting last minute directions from the race director.  About a hundred runners lined up at the start line; only about a fourth were signed up for the 50k. Read More

Staten Island Half Marathon


Staten Island
9 October 2011
2:19:11.02 Finish

I PRed this race by two seconds and change, but I hated this race, I’ll be honest.

It started with a ferry debacle, in which a small boat arrived at the terminal and a couple thousand runners (including me) were left behind and had to wait on another boat.  Surprisingly, I crossed the start line just about 15 minutes late, which wasn’t as bad as I expected.

As for the race itself… Read More

First Trail Training Run

Staten Island Greenbelt white trail

After saying I was going to do it for several months, I finally did complete my first-ever training run on a trail.  If you’ve been following along, you know that I did my first-ever trail race back in March in the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park.

I planned to go back there to do a couple of training runs after buying my super duper Brooks Cascadia trail shoes, but it’s actually not that easy to get to Van Cortlandt Park.  Most of the trains run local anyway on weekends, but between race day and now, there have been several weeks that 1 has not run at all on Saturdays and Sundays.  (The 1 train is the only train that goes to Van Cortlandt Park.) Read More