Setting Out For The Beach

Ready for this year’s Reach the Beach! Team ultra midlife crisis hits the road at 3 pm. Very much looking forward to running all night; the mad delirium, the camaraderie, the physical intensity and eventually exhaustion that’s somehow like prayer, and the stars as bright as you will ever see…

Reach the Beach 2013: Team Ultra Midlife Crisis WINS The Division

Team Ultra Midlife Crisis Wins Reach the Beach, Ultra Division, Takes 9th Overall

RTB NH 2013: Ultra Midlife Crisis

In Sept. 2013 team Ultra Midlife Crisis raced the 205 mile Reach the Beach relay from Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach in 23:39:48 – finishing with an average 6:55 pace and securing first place in the ultra division and ninth place overall. All six runners on the team were over…

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Ultra Midlife Crisis: Reach the Beach, the Stone Cat 50 and Philosophizing

This post is about an Ultra Midlife Crisis. No, I didn’t hit 43 back in June and decide to buy a sports car, start dressing in hip clothes, have an affair, or begin pushing my children to excel in sports and academics to make up for my own shortcomings. No…

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We’re Off: AARC Men’s Supermasters’ Team Training for Reach the Beach 2012

Early Sunday morning, halfway through the long Memorial Day weekend, on the Feast of Pentecost (for those of us who tap our rhythms to beat of the liturgical seasons), a group of over-forty guys (along with a few other good masochists from our running club who don’t fit that demographic)…

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Reach the Beach Fall 2011: NH Athletic Alliance Men’s Supermasters Team

20 seconds. In the end, it came down to that little. Less than two seconds a man for the 12 men, all over 40 years old, who ran on Captain John’s New Hampshire Athletic Alliance super master’s division team Sept. 16 and 17 at Reach the Beach. We ran from…

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Summing Up Reach the Beach 2009: Running, Logistics, Volunteers, Camaraderie, Food, Spirit

Our team, The Flyboys (not named for any of the members aeronautical proclivities, but a legacy from a runner no longer even on the team) finished the 11th Reach the Beach in 27:20 minutes, running the 207 miles at an average 7:54 second average pace. (Though our official time is…

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207 miles, 6 people, 29 hours (give or take): #ReachtheBeach here we come

207 miles, 6 people, 29 hours (give or take): Reach the Beach here we come Did my last run, a short six miler at lunchtime, before Friday’s Reach the Beach race. Now, with the kids in bed, I’m printing out course maps, laying out gear – five pairs shorts, running…