Shadows and Apples

Unmooring, Realignment and Restoration: Notes From The Apartment

I am living in a third-floor walkup on the west side of Manchester. It’s small, but it’s got three bedrooms and the kids stay with me about three nights a week. The boys share one of the extra bedrooms, the girls the other, though the little one usually ends up…

A Winter Night

Once upon a time we lived in a little cottage in a small city in the far northeast and on winter nights while the fire burned, our mother read us bedtime stories and we heard the thunk-scrape of the shovel as our father built the snowbanks higher than our heads…


12 workouts until Boston, a brief assessment of the season’s training

Here we are, fewer than three weeks until Boston 2014. I haven’t had much time to write, but I have been logging runs assiduously and will be able to share any useful details after the fact. In the meantime, here’s a quick update on the two primary experiments/tests of this…


Notes on pacing the 3:30 group at Baystate Marathon next week

Looking forward to next week when I’ll be pacing the 3:30 group at the 2013 Baystate Marathon (! It’s going to be an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the day for those runners who will achieve their BQs and PRs (Boston Qualifying times and Personal Records)….


Amazon/Audible’s Whispersync for Voice a Bibliophile’s Fantasy

All right, did I just call Whispersync for voice a bibliophile’s fantasy in this blog post’s title, and that only so I wouldn’t have to type that hoary cliche “a dream come true?’ Yes, a bit gushy, but it’s true. Here’s the deal. I bought a Kindle edition book by…


Twin Lights Half Marathon, Spring Season Recap

Ran the Twin Lights Half Marathon on Saturday morning, and while it was hillier than I expected, and I missed my per-mile-pace goal (6:30), I was pretty happy with a 54 second PR and 7th place overall finish, 1st in division. First note? Free pictures! All the pics the race…


Race Report: Applefest Half Marathon

Tough race for our team at Applefest. Curt blazed at sub 6s for the first 4 miles, then tore his plantar fascia and limped in the last 2.5. Sheer guts. We still ended up running the third fastest men’s master’s relay time, fifth fastest overall. I avg’d 6:39s over my…


Saturday walk, jog ride with the kids

Three older kids on the trail at Lake Massabesic.