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2017 Central Park Duathlon Race Recap

Date: October 22, 2017 Location: Central Park, New York City Weather: 57 Degrees and Sunny Distance: 2 Mile Run / 12 Mile Bike / 2 Mile Run Finish Time: 1:01:02 Overall: 8th out of 290 Age Group: 1st out of 35 In the weeks leading up to this race, I’ve been focusing on increasing my running volume (40 – 50 miles per week) for the Philadelphia Marathon next month. To that extent, my performance in this race is strong evidence that the increased mileage is generating dividends. I believe that my current running fitness is at its highest level ever. This is great news for my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon because I’ll need to shave 13 minutes off my marathon PR of 3:18 in order to...

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Ironman 70.3 Maine Recap

Date: August 27, 2017 Location: Old Orchard Beach, Maine Weather: 70 Degrees and Sunny Distance: Half Ironman (1.2 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike, 13.1 Mile Run) Finish Time: 5:04:43 Place: 225 out of 1,721 Overall / 41 out of 159 in Division Segment Breakdown Swim Time: 44:31 Pace: 2:18 / 100m Rank: 1,172 Transition 1 Time: 00:05:32 Bike Time: 2:34:44 Pace: 21.71 mph Rank: 206 Transition 2 Time: 00:02:51 Run Time: 01:37:05 Pace: 7:24/mi Rank: 137 This race was the culmination of my triathlon season and days later, I am still overjoyed with happiness and delight from a wonderful weekend in Maine for my first Ironman 70.3. To think, just three months ago I could barely swim 25 meters in a pool and on Sunday, I successfully...

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Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half was amazing! I ran one of my best races ever and finished 585 out of 27,440 runners. The route was so much fun. We started in Prospect Park and finished on the iconic boardwalk of Coney Island. Approximately 30 minutes before the race started, I applied Muscle Tonic on my legs (calves, quads, hamstrings). I felt strong the entire race and my pace was extremely consistent. I started the race 20 seconds faster than my goal pace of 6:50 per mile (I wanted to break 1:30), but held it throughout the entire 13.1 miles. There were a few small hills in the beginning, but I kept an eye on my heart rate and slowed down accordingly. My legs...

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