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Swim bike run: I’m now a triathlete

I met Michael Alcamo when I joined The Dashing Whippets Running Team and I quickly got the memo that he convinces lots of the runners to attempt a triathlon. It wasn’t long before I was one of those runners.   I entertained the idea slightly. However despite being a certified scuba diver, I didn’t feel comfortable competing with my swimming ability, or lack thereof. I quickly made the excuse that I didn’t have swimming techniques. He kept at it at almost every  ...

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The 50K is now my marathon

For the past couples years of running I set a few goals for running the marathon, sub-4 hours was one of them. When I finally broke it, it shouldn’t have been a shock to me that I slipped right into another goal: the ultramarathon (anything above 26.2 miles). The ultramarathon is nothing like racing a marathon, in fact, to me, it wasn’t about racing at all. It was a test of endurance that I’m super proud to be getting better and better at. This past weekend I completed my  ...

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30 Days

I’m a Mudder!

“Lets try to make it for the 8:30 start,” Wendy suggested. We all agreed. Rudy had reached out to her months prior about the Tough Mudder and she asked me. I was game (surprise). We hired Lonnie, who works at NYSC, to train us and we “prepared.” The funny thing is, in retrospect, there’s no preparing really for this course except — be fit. We had the endurance down but was so happy that Lonnie helped us with upper body workouts. We spent the night prior  ...

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My Life in NYC

Frontrunner’s Pride 2012

I signed up for the Frontrunner’s pride race again this year. It’s a fun 5 mile race for the LGBT community and I fully support them. This year marked a year since it’s legal to get same-sex married in NYC. It was an honor to run on the anniversary. Last year’s pride run was very different from this one. I wasn’t in the best of shape and I stopped a few times. The race is also incredibly packed so sometimes you can’t pass anyone. However, last  ...

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