Monthly Archives: January 2013

Goal: 1:20 Half Marathon

Set Goals The last long race I ran was the Fairfield Half Marathon (Fairfield, Connecticut) in 2003, which I completed in 1:29:16 (6:50 mile pace) on about 40 miles per week of training. In the intervening years, I have run shorter races, many with my two sons who are competitive runners, but it has been […]

Gear Review – Spike Shoes – New Balance 1000

The New Balance 1000 is an excellent distance track spike, especially for youth and teen track athletes. My son received a pair for his 11th birthday, wore them for his debut 3000m at the New York Armory Youth Holiday Classic to beat his target time by several seconds, and has raved about them ever since. […]

Book Review – The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide for Middle and Long Distance Runners Ages 8 to 16

One of the reasons that I created the blog in the summer of 2010 is to share and exchange information about distance running for youths and teens. I could not find much quality information to help me coach my two sons – ages 8 and 14 at the time. I am thrilled to report […]

2012 Armory Youth Holiday Classic

We kicked off the 2012/13 indoor track season with the Armory Youth Holiday Classic on December 22. For both of my boys, it was a meet that they anticipated with excitement and awe, and both had butterflies the day of the meet. How many 11-year old runners would have an opportunity to run in the […]