Friday, February 15, 2013

This One Is Going To Hurt - 48 Hours In The Park

I have been thinking about this one for a couple of years and finally decided to go for it. This year our annual charity run for the benefit of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, will be a solo effort in New York City's Central Park. Beginning on Friday, September 20, 2013 I will run/walk for 48 hours straight in an attempt to cover 200 miles. That is 33 loops on Central Park's outer roadway. By way of comparison, my Catskill 155 effort was 155 miles and took me 45.5 hours and Badwater at 135 miles took 42+ hours (significantly more harsh conditions of course). This will no doubt be a challenge of epic proportions for me. I wrote about the park as my oasis a couple years ago and I am extremely excited about the struggles I will certainly go through here. It's a place of great presence in my heart and there is no question this adventure will strip me to the core. I can only hope my commitment and support of so many carry me through, bringing much needed attention to the MMRF and raising a boatload of money so we can find a cure for cancer together.

We will continue to provide updates over the next 7 months as we train and further develop our strategy. If you would like to make a donation to the MMRF please click here.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marshall Ulrich - It's Not About Being a Badass!

Me and Marshall
Prior to running the Catskill 155 back in 2011, I reached out by email to Marshall Ulrich for some advice. He replied within 24 hours. I had the chance to thank him personally last year as I spent some time running with him for a couple of miles during the early stages of Badwater.

I recently saw a video/interview that AARP posted about him. His adventures, durability and determination are obviously incredible. From Leadville to Badwater and Running Across America to the Seven Summits, Marshall is truly an inspiration. What I am most impressed by and in tune with however, are his thoughts on why he does it and what it's really all about.  Keep doing it for all the right reasons Marsh. Enjoy the video at this link!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

EG's Running Tips #39 More Important Than Training?

As runners we are always talking about gear, nutrition, pace, training, racing and the list goes on. Sometimes it's just good to get out and run with your friends and family. Today on my long run day I did not spend 3 or 4 hours busting my hump on a training run (my schedule called for 3 hours). I don't feel guilty about it for one second. I spent about 30 minutes running with my family and my friend Tony Portera and his family. No matter what is on your training schedule, it's ok to skip a day for the important things in life. Hope everyone else got to start their Super Bowl Sunday with something awesome too. Peace and Have A Great Day!
Freezer 5k with Tani, Jared and Kyle!

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