Running, the Gut and some perspective.

I completed the Newburyport Half Marathon on Sunday and tweeted the following It was “ok” because I did not attain a PR which was my goal going in. Yes, it was very windy and yes, I did not eat well all week leading into the race so in a way, not getting a PR was…

Day after…

So here are my stats for yesterday’s Newburyport Half Marathon I finished in the top 18% of the participants I finished in the top 25% of men In finished in the top 15% of my age category (40-44) I recorded my second best half marathon time at 1:49 (8:22 pace) I came out with no…

5 for Friday: A Man on a Mission! (From god?)

“We are on a mission from God. We got a full tank of gas, half pack of cigarettes, its dark and we are wearing sunglasses.” – Dan Aykroyd “Elwood” Blues from the Blues Brothers.” The Blues Brothers came out when I was 5 years old but till this day, the movie makes me laugh over…

Monday Musings: Awesome feats!

“Fall seven times, stand up eight” – Proverb Over the weekend, a friend of mine ran 100 miles in an ultra race nearby. I have read about these races in various books and through different sites but I have never actually known an runner who did 100 miles! It is just an incredible feat! Here…

Tuesday Chat: Gear Talk

Since my running foray began about a year and a half ago, I have used many different pieces of gear along the way. I have tried various foods and energy supplements and I have burned through a bunch of shoes! My last gear check I think was back in late December so let’s just give…

Next Race: Newburyport Half Marathon

In May of last year, I ran my first race in over 25 years! It was the Fuel Newburyport River Run Half Marathon and by the end of it, my energy was gone and I had trouble breathing! It was the first of a bunch of halfs I have run since and “where it all…

´╗┐National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day is today!

Psoriatic arthritis is a diseases that is not as well known as other arthritic diseases you read about but the results of it are horrible and take a toll on people lives, both physically and mentally. Here is a brief description from WebMd I am affected by this disease and have been battling it for…

5 for Friday: It is Meant to be but…

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans” – Allen Saunders I mentioned earlier this week that I am in the middle of listening to “Sometimes you win…sometimes you learn!” It is a book that covers an important part of coaching – learning. “Learning” is not just isolated to coaching though…

Reaching the Beach!

If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (all @bmacrunning), you already know that team #Guzmanguys “reached the beach” on Saturday. It was year three of this race for us and the team did well, even with one less runner (we ran with 11 versus 12) and injuries all up and down the roster….

Leg Talk for my relay to the beach!

A colleague of mine and I both are out of the office each year at this time (at least for the past three years). For him, he heads to charity golf tournament in the area. For me…well it is Reach the Beach time and as a result, the countdown to our first set of runs…

5 for Friday: Countdown to RTB

If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you! – Alex Trebek The countdown to the Reach the Beach relay is in its final stages. Only 7 days remain till the #GuzmanGuys take on the hills and roads of New Hampshire in this Ragnar event. It will be a test…