Clare getting Ragnarly

A couple of months ago a colleague asked me if I felt like joining the City Sports team to compete in a 24 hour Ragnar Relay in Philadelphia.  "The most fun race you'll ever be a part of" he said.  It would entail 2 vans of 6 runners running a distance of 202 miles across Philly over a 24 hour time period.  Of course I was in. I needed to prepare, I needed a … [Read more...]

Competing in your first Triathlon?

Posted by Jason Zagami Competing in your first Triathlon? I say the most important rule on race day is don't try anything new. Unless you're looking to sabotage yourself, don't try a new pair of shoes, a different fueling strategy, or modify your equipment in any way. Jesse Kropelniki of QT2 Triathlon Systems and I have put together these six areas to focus on for your … [Read more...]

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K Trail Race

June 4th, 2011 - Sterling, Virginia (Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail) My cell phone alarm went off at 3:30 A.M. and I quickly got out of bed.  I was ready and excited for my first 50K and my first technical trail race.  With 19 road marathons under my belt I was ready for a new challenge and The North Face Endurance Challenge had … [Read more...]

Cape Relay 2011

“Wait, you willingly signed up for this?!!” Pair that question with a look of disbelief and you have the common reaction of most friends, family and co-workers once they learn of your plans to complete a 24 hour relay. On May 6th and 7th, I had the pleasure of sharing a 189-mile journey with 13 remarkable friends under the handle “Slow Motion to the Ocean”. Appropriately hailed … [Read more...]

Betty’s Boston Marathon Recap

On Monday, April 18th I finished the 115th Annual Boston Marathon.  I am happy to say that I didn't fall, twist my ankle or experience any crazy incidents along the way (whew) and thoroughly enjoyed the near-perfect weather. My goal going into the race was to run 3:35.  I was on pace until about Cleveland Circle (Mile 23) when my quads tightened up.  I can't really remember … [Read more...]