Finally got around to updating CLIKT.com with a new WordPress-based web site to replace the aging Joomla site that I built years ago. The new site is a little bit slicker and is reponsive (mobile friendly).
Fall season is here and it’s time to rack up some more races. A couple years ago I joined Marathon Maniacs. Last year I decided to go back and record all of my previous marathons into an online log on the MM site. Well, it took a lot of digging through old files and web sites, but I’m up to 97 marathons to date (I think). Last Saturday I ran the Akron Marathon. I’m off this weekend but next weekend will be running the Towpath Marathon (where I set my PR about 20 years ago) followed by the Columbus Marathon. The next week will be #100 (if I did the math right) at the Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, MA.
Looking forward to going back east for that one at the end of October (as long as it’s not windy or freezing!). The older I get the smaller my range of acceptable weather conditions.
Until now, I’ve had no DNFs at a marathon…..(not so for ultras, ugh!).
See the list: 99marathons
Last weekend I competed in The Great New York 100 (#tgny100). As the picture shows, things didn’t go exactly as planned.
To summarize, this is my new favorite ultra course, but I had to drop down from 100M to 100K mostly because of the heat and a lack of energy. Hope to go back and finish the job next year.
So it’s a week later and I’m trying to recall as many details as possible, but here’s the jest of the TGNY100…. The race started in Times Square, a totally surreal location for the start of an ultra, looking just like all the photos on the web site and FB group. Passing the neon signs we ran a few blocks into Central Park before running out about 40 blocks later. Exiting the Park we head west to run along roads and bike paths on the Hudson River out of Manhattan and into the Bronx. My running experience in the Bronx has, to this point, been limited to three journeys during the NYC Marathon which each seemed to last only a couple miles. This time I enjoyed a far longer run including several “real trail” miles in Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Park…
Read more on this Facebook post.
Run 100 Miles around New York City at The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition.
Too bad it’s filled and on Father’s Day weekend. Signed up for the wait list anyway. We’ll see….
A first step in the new site I’m developing, MyRunningChannel(.com) is now available. For now, the site includes running news including race results, race previews, and other news of the sport.
More will be coming soon as the site will evolve into a networking platform focused on running.
Barring any last minute running races (maybe a New Years Eve race?) my 2015 season is over. Total tally:
- 20 marathons including 13 new states
- 5 half marathons
- 3 50ks
- a few shorter distances
- One injury (hamstring pull) that kept me out of running shoes for about a month
- Favorite race: Morgantown Marathon (drone photo above) with 2000 ft. of climb
If I add it all up, I probably raced more miles than I trained. Oh well….
My goal for next year is to knock off marathons in at least 10 new states allowing me to complete all 50 in 2017 or 2018. Hoping to do the Dust Bowl Series and at least one of the following: Center of the Nation Series, Independence Series and/or Southwest Series as well as the Rite Aid Marathon (22nd consecutive Drug Store marathon), Flying Pig and a few others TBD.
As 2015 draws to a close I’m hoping to run one more marathon to complete 20 for the year (along with 5 half marathons and 3 50K’s), the Otter Creek Trail Marathon in Kentucky on December 19.
At the beginning of the year I started working with Archevos Corporation, maker of Experdocs document management software. Experdocs is both PC and cloud based, so documents can be accessed whether or not connected to the internet. Features include the capacity to organize, share, add intelligence, collaborate, store/protect, and present electronic files (documents, photos, images, and audio/video) with anyone, at any time, and from any location. Experdocs grew out of the legal and litigation fields but is also used in engineering, business, construction and other areas.
Well, 2014 included two trail 50Ks, 12 road marathons (including 6 in 7 days), a trail double-marathon, and a few shorter races. With no major injuries I’m planning on more races in 2015 in several states and a shot at a BQ (Boston Marathon qualifying time) of 3:30 or less.
Last week I was lucky to participate in the New England Challenge! Completed the marathon distance (26.2 miles) in 5 states (Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts) in 5 Days (Monday through Friday). Then ran my 19th consecutive Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. Great week with no injuries!