Boston Marathon Recap, Diet and Injury Notes, Next Steps

It’s been a few weeks since Boston, and after whacking the race video footage I shot with my friend Bob’s Google Glass into a 15-minute course video, I’ve been working, traveling, taking the kids to track practice, and otherwise not thinking much about running – other than when taking some nice…

Boston Marathon 2014 in 15 Minutes – A Google Glass First-Person View

Almost 36,000 people ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, a year after the infamous bombings at the finish line. Here’s a first-person perspective from one of those 36,000 folks, captured using Google Glass. What a gift it was to be able to run again this year. It wasn’t…

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Notes Tomorrow’s Boston Marathon, My Bib #, Tracking Info

Well friends and family, it’s Easter, and tomorrow is the big day in Boston. I have to say, I may be the least sure of my preparation for this run as I have been for any marathon to date, and I’m okay with that. Being in the city for the…

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Marathon simulator run, 17 miles, 2:02:44

Marathon simulator run, 17 miles, 2:02:44. Usually I’d do this five weeks out, but since I had to compress my training plan to 12 weeks this time around here it is, two weeks and a day from Boston. Now to taper hard from here until race day and try and…

Heading Back to Boston

Here, on March 21, 2014, just exactly one month from the Boston Marathon, I can’t help but think about a few things. One is what any runner thinks before a marathon – what, this soon? I wish I’d trained more. The other is, it’s been a year since… that?  I…

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Unexpected Result of Carb Refeed – Real Running Finally?

Enjoyed the 180-degree alter-ego of Saturday’s long run debacle. You know, the one that prompted my, “I’m tired of this; I’m quitting running marathons,” post.  (Not to say I’m not eventually quitting marathons, but dang it, I’m going to run this one, and stay upbeat about it. It’s Boston, and…

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My Forrest Gump Moment

Remember that scene where Forrest reevaluates his relationship with running? I am not having *fun* with marathon training this time around; the comeback period to get race-ready for April, following this injury, is too accelerated. But more than that, as I’ve been grinding out the miles this time around, I’m…

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New Rules For Buses, Start Line, 2014 Boston Marathon

Ernesto Burden‏@ernestoburden New for 2014 #bostonmarathon: nobody can pick up your bib for you, no bags on buses, no Camelbaks, costumes, props. http://ow.ly/u2Ogs 

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Decision Point Run 1: Survived Elimination Round

Well, I have four weeks of official “training” under my belt for Boston after three weeks light jogging, following two months no-running injury rehab. And six weeks left to train, two to taper. Not a lot of runway to get this flight into the air. As the weeks have gone…

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To coin a phrase…Hafinger

TWEET Ernesto Burden ‏@ernestoburden 11 weeks to Boston, 1st week of training post-injury done, feel good but must build speed fast. Merging Pfitz plan with Hansons. Hanfinger. Details shortly. Basically, I think I need the extra early speed work of Hansons, with the midweek long of Pfitz (but with the race…