NYC Marathon 2008

October 31, 2008

Aiming for a time of 4 hours. 

This may be one of the last blog posts on  Future blogging will be on as this site will grow into something much bigger in 2009.  Stay tuned.


3 Weeks Later

March 9, 2008

I’ve only run once since Austin three weeks ago… and that run barely lasted four miles – my legs were killing me!  Crossing the finish line in Austin was a small miracle.  So I’ve been taking it easy, getting my rest (the best medicine!) – but have still been making time for the gym every other day for weights and biking.  Next big run?  NYC Marathon 2008!!!

I’ve been coming up with some ideas to take this site/idea a step further.  Stay tuned. 

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race!

February 22, 2008

Ran Austin in a time of 4:50… which was absolutely fine by me since I didn’t train (!!!) and the goal was just to finish!  

Completeing the whole thing was really up in the air since I hadn’t run for a month, and my previous training run had me limping one loop around Central Park (only 6 miles!!).  But I finished… even though by mile 25 I was moving like an old lady speedwalker.

Elliot & Ben Running

Austin Ben nears finish!

Off to Austin, TX

February 14, 2008

26.2 miles in Austin this Sunday.  I leave tonight.  And after being diagnosed by a few runners with “IT Band” injury (which as Jules says, “sounds made up!!!”), the goals for this race have changed drastically from the last.  My mindset is as follows: Don’t hurt yourself.  Keep putting one foot in front of the other.  One step at a time.

Under 3:11?  Not a chance.  But maybe under 5:11…!!!

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2008

Thanks again to everyone who followed and supported my Philadelphia run.

Up next… 26.2 miles in the Austin Marathon!!!

February 17, 2008.  Austin, TX.  More info to come.

1 Month Later

December 21, 2007

Thank you everyone for all the support!  You were tremendous.  I am out running again and the next adventure is in the works.  What is it?  We’re figuring it out and it will be revealed after the new year.  Can you still donate?  Yes, of course you can!

Stay tuned…

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One Week Later

November 25, 2007

At this time last week I was at mile 15!  

How am I feeling???  Well, after I crossed the finish line last week, someone asked me that same question.  It was 10 minutes after the race and THE CRAMP had subsided, so my answer was: “I’m ready to run another Marathon!!”  Not quite, but I felt good… but for about 4 days my legs were a bit sore and every so often I’d stumble from a tightened muscle.  It was also hard to walk down stairs… BUT that’s the result of running 26.2 and I wasn’t stuck in bed.  I went for a 5 mile bike ride midweek and even a 1 mile jog today!

As the time passes, I’m becoming less disappointed about not doing under 3:11…. I’m just hungry to take that first step in the next marathon!!!

I’ve updated the RACE RECAP complete with photos.  On the fundraising front, checks continue to roll in… you can still donate!!!