It’s the Doing that matters.

It’s 3:30PM, about 35 degrees, the wind is out of the NW at 15 mph, there are a few snowflakes in the air. Five of us are doing a VO2 max workout on the grass at Baird Park. What’s neat is that it’s not just us “old folks”, the very talented and highly competitive Arlington […]
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John Jay Alum Update

Hakon DeVries is in his final season of XC at Stanford University. The team is having an excellent season. They are currently ranked #3 in Division 1. Earlier in the year they won their race at the pre-national meet. They took 2nd to U.S. #1 ranked Oregon at the PAC 10 Championships two weeks ago […]
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It’s Not As Easy As It Used To Be

We just spent a fun 5 days taking care of granddaughters Sadie (3.5) and Madison (1.5) while mom and dad went to Puerto Rico to celebrate their 10th anniversary. While we do baby sit often, it’s generally for only a few hours at a time or just overnight. The biggest thing I discovered with this […]
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Otavio is now 8 months and 1 week old. How the time flies. He’s had strong legs since he was born and he’s already standing on his own.
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Housing/Moving and Tough Decisions

Yup, we’re still in the trailer. It’s been a great place to spend the summer and fall – next door to two of the grandkids, miles of trails in the backyard and beautiful roads to bike right at the end of the driveway. At this point it appears we are hunkering down here for the […]
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Deja Vu and How Tough Are You?

One of the joys of high school coaching is instilling in your athletes the love of the sport of running. Watching them run years after they have graduated is pure pleasure. At today’s cross country race at Bowdoin Park I got to experience some of that pleasure as two former John Jay stars took first […]
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Billy Goat Trail Run

I had a great time at the Billy Goat Trail Run. This was the first time I’ve run that race, although we use to use those trails a few times a week when I was on the Arlington X-Country Team. Good to see so many kids at the race including the kid who finished in […]
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Plugged In

I know they are out there. I just didn’t realize how many of them there are. In looking through the 401 pictures that Bob Kopac took of the Dutchess County Classic, the number of runners wearing headsets is astounding. I’ve never worn a headset on a run other than on a treadmill. People who do […]
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Livestrong Challenge Report

As a cancer survivor it was so inspiring to spend two days around people dedicated to fighting cancer and helping those who are living with the disease. I arrived at the Livestrong Village on the campus of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA on Saturday and immediately found myself surrounded by people in […]
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Catching Up

Only six days to go before the Livestrong Challenge. I’m pretty sure my legs are ready, not so sure how my butt is going to handle 100 miles in the saddle. My fundraising total is up to $3336.20. If you would like to donate you can go to http://philly08.livestrong.org/runtuff I’m truly grateful that a total […]
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