The Bucket List

It’s February, the weather is cold and the roads are icy. This winter more than any in recent memory has wreaked havoc with my training plans for spring races. Winter’s the time to dream and plan—the time of year when research new races, those I’ll run and those dream of running. After much thought, I […]

Five Minutes with Paul Arroyo

Name: Paul Arroyo Location: New York City Occupation: Budget Analyst for Co-op City Race History How many total races have you run? 115 How many 5k’s? 13 How many 10k’s? 5 How many 13.1’s? 9 How many 26.2’s? 58 How many Ultra’s? 12 Are you a marathon maniac/half fanatic? I was MM #3653 but not […]

Half Marathon Challenge Day Two – What a Difference a Day Makes

Sunday morning was the second day of my back-to-back half marathon challenge. The difference between Saturday and Sunday was like night and day. Saturday’s race, the Brrr-oklyn Hot Chocolate Half Marathon in Prospect Park was cold, windy and overcast—but bearable. Sunday’s Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon was cold and very very windy—the mental aspect of […]

The Other Brooklyn Half

The annoying buzz was my 5am wakeup call, and then I heard the angry-howling winds. What did I get myself into? Using Chico’s walk to gauge the weather, I decided it was windy but not that cold. It was 27 degrees with a wind chill of 12, it’ll be ok. After Chico’s walk I ate […]

Five Minutes With Gary Allen

Name: Gary Allen Location: Great Cranberry Island, Maine Occupation: Race Director, Entrepreneur, Adventurer Blog: Twitter: Facebook: Race History How many total races have you run? I have no idea how many total races I have run. Hundreds. I do know I have run 91 marathons and 6 ultras. Of those marathons 67 […]