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People are pretty great

So a terrible thing happened yesterday. Someone decided to hurt a lot of people with some improvised explosive devices near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I’m here to tell you, that’s not the story.

The real story is that many marathoners, still in thier space blankets, ran – not from the scene, not from the horror, not from the danger, but to Mass General Hospital to see how they could help. A friend of mine relayed this to me from a friend of his who was there.

http://twitchy.com/2013/04/15/amazing-boston-marathoners-reportedly-run-to-hospital-to-donate-blood/

Let’s celebrate this amazing capacity for good that exists in humanity.

The real story is all the people that ignored thier sense of self preservation and just helped one another.

I’m not suggesting we forget the evil, I’m just saying we need to celebrate the good in people and the good that people do. It’s all around us; All the time. We need to celebrate it as an example for others to live up to… If you need to be in the spotlight, do something good, and we will shine it on you. 

Let’s not become consumed with the desire to fight anything; Let’s try to become consumed with the desire to cooperate and build.

 

Run 12:27 pm

Around mile 2 I ran into a guy, who hit the gas as soon as I was next to him. He turned around before I did, but I passed him eventually, he stick with me and passed me back, and I stayed on him until I finally got by him, and he just stoped at that point, before I could encourage him to keep it up. I don’t know who it was, but i’m greatful to him for pushing me, and keeping it interesting. I love nyc!

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 9 ft
Location: New York, NY, Elev. Gain: -3 ft
Date: 04/10/09 Up/Downhill: [+59/-62]
Time: 01:02 PM Difficulty: 1.7 / 5.0
 
Weather: Cloudy
  54 F temp; 51% humidity
  54 F heat index; winds ENE 8 mph
Performance
Distance: 4.39 miles Goal: 7' 30 min/mi pace

Time: 0:32:56
Speed: 8.0 mph Attained: 100%
Pace: 7' 30 /mi
Calories: 665
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 6' 59 -0' 31 8.6 +0.6 -39 ft
2 7' 34 +0' 04 7.9 -0.1 +4 ft
3 7' 39 +0' 09 7.8 -0.2 0 ft
4 7' 17 -0' 13 8.2 +0.2 +20 ft
end 8' 54 +1' 24 6.7 -1.3 +13 ft
Versus goal of 7' 30 min/mile

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Run 12:23 pm

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 6 ft
Location: Long Island City, NY, Elev. Gain: +32 ft
Date: 04/01/09 Up/Downhill: [+45/-13]
Time: 12:54 PM Difficulty: 1.7 / 5.0
 
Weather: Cloudy
  49 F temp; 68% humidity
  49 F heat index; winds SE 13 mph
Performance
Distance: 3.51 miles Goal: 7' 50 min/mi pace

Time: 0:30:29
Speed: 6.9 mph Attained: 90%
Pace: 8' 41 /mi
Calories: 530
Notes
Missing the first mile… the finish was the same as the start… but figure another mile same pace…
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8' 40 +0' 50 6.9 -0.7 0 ft
2 8' 44 +0' 54 6.9 -0.8 +3 ft
3 8' 43 +0' 53 6.9 -0.8 +10 ft
end 8' 36 +0' 46 7.0 -0.7 +19 ft
Versus goal of 7' 50 min/mile

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Run 09:17 am 3/28/09

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 341 ft
Location: Madison, NJ, Elev. Gain: +0 ft
Date: 03/28/09 Up/Downhill: [+203/-203]
Time: 09:43 AM Difficulty: 2.0 / 5.0
 
Weather: Mostly Cloudy
  50 F temp; 84% humidity
  50 F heat index; winds SE 5 mph
Performance
Distance: 3.14 miles Goal: 7' 50 min/mi pace

Time: 0:24:40
Speed: 7.6 mph Attained: 100%
Pace: 7' 51 /mi
Calories: 485
Notes
I was working hard the first mile to keep the pace while I warmed up. The second mile didn't feel as fast as this says, but it was mostly downhill, so…

Overall, I'm satisfied with the run. I still have a long way to go to get fast… (still need to drop at least 10 lbs. which would probably get me at least a boost of 15 sec. per mile)…

Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 7' 41 -0' 09 7.8 +0.1 +7 ft
2 7' 38 -0' 12 7.9 +0.2 -86 ft
3 8' 09 +0' 19 7.3 -0.3 +78 ft
end 8' 20 +0' 30 7.2 -0.5 0 ft
Versus goal of 7' 50 min/mile

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Run 12:09 pm

pretty flat.. felt good until about mile 3…

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 9 ft

Performance

Distance: 4.53 miles Goal: 8′ 30 min/mi pace for
5 miles

Map

Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 6′ 45 -0′ 53 8.9 +1.0 -32 ft
2 7′ 52 +0′ 14 7.6 -0.2 -3 ft
3 7′ 59 +0′ 21 7.5 -0.4 +3 ft
4 7′ 53 +0′ 15 7.6 -0.3 +10 ft
end 7′ 36 -0′ 02 7.9 +0.0 +19 ft
Versus average of 7′ 38 min/mile

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Run 09:34 am

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 325 ft
Location: Madison, NJ, Elev. Gain: +0 ft
Date: 03/22/09 Up/Downhill: [+538/-538]
Time: 10:42 AM Difficulty: 3.6 / 5.0
 
Weather: Sunny
  29 F temp; 57% humidity
  29 F heat index; winds WSW 5 mph
Performance
Distance: 7.62 miles Goal: 8' 45 min/mi pace for
8 miles
Time: 1:06:45
Speed: 6.8 mph Attained: 98%
Pace: 8' 46 /mi
Calories: 1151
Notes
Kept the pace slow.. first 5 miles was pretty comfortable…. I was suprised at how comfortable I was climbing the hill on Fairmount Ave… but it wasn't bad. Slow, but not bad. I felt faster on mile 7, but I guess I wasn't… I was thinking about stretching it to about 10 around mile 5, but by mile 6.5 I realized that wouldn't be fun.

Good run overall… I'm almost ready for the Cherry Blossom (pretty sore now though)

Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 8' 21 -0' 25 7.2 +0.3 0 ft
2 8' 15 -0' 31 7.3 +0.4 -105 ft
3 9' 13 +0' 27 6.5 -0.3 +26 ft
4 9' 26 +0' 40 6.3 -0.5 +155 ft
5 8' 28 -0' 18 7.1 +0.2 -128 ft
6 8' 37 -0' 09 7.0 +0.1 -56 ft
7 8' 50 +0' 04 6.8 -0.1 +56 ft
end 9' 01 +0' 15 6.7 -0.2 +52 ft
Versus average of 8' 46 min/mile

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Run 12:10 pm

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 10 ft
Location: New York, NY, Elev. Gain: +0 ft
Date: 03/20/09 Up/Downhill: [+75/-75]
Time: 12:59 PM Difficulty: 2.0 / 5.0
 
Weather: Cloudy
  39 F temp; 65% humidity
  39 F heat index; winds NNE 10 mph
Performance
Distance: 4.30 miles
Time: 0:49:08
Speed: 5.3 mph
Pace: 11' 25 /mi
Calories: 650
Notes
Run down to the track. Ran 4 90s quarters.
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 8' 11 -3' 14 7.3 +2.1 -32 ft
2 12' 52 +1' 27 4.7 -0.6 -7 ft
3 15' 00 +3' 35 4.0 -1.3 +6 ft
4 9' 45 -1' 40 6.2 +0.9 +20 ft
end 11' 00 -0' 25 5.5 +0.2 +13 ft
Versus average of 11' 25 min/mile

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Run 12:30 pm

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 21 ft
Location: West New York, NJ, Elev. Gain: +0 ft
Date: 03/16/09 Up/Downhill: [+278/-278]
Time: 01:08 PM Difficulty: 2.3 / 5.0
 
Weather: Partly Cloudy
  45 F temp; 60% humidity
  45 F heat index; winds ENE 16 mph
Performance
Distance: 4.45 miles
Time: 0:37:53
Speed: 7.1 mph
Pace: 8' 30 /mi
Calories: 0
Notes
legs felt like lead for all but the last mile or so…. up to 110th St. was into the wind… downhill and with the wind at my back was nice, but not as refreshing as I'd hoped. Legs were heavy from yesterday.
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Pace (min/mile)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 7' 45 -0' 45 7.7 +0.7 0 ft
2 8' 47 +0' 17 6.8 -0.2 +36 ft
3 8' 58 +0' 28 6.7 -0.4 0 ft
4 8' 32 +0' 02 7.0 -0.0 -39 ft
end 8' 29 -0' 01 7.1 +0.0 +4 ft
Versus average of 8' 30 min/mile

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Run 11:30 AM

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 272 ft
Location: Madison, NJ Elev. Gain: +0 ft
Date: 03/15/09 Up/Downhill: [+170/-170]
Time: 11:30 AM Difficulty: 1.7 / 5.0
 
Weather: Overcast with Haze
  48 F temp; 53% humidity
  48 F heat index; winds Calm
Performance
Distance: 4.33 miles
Time: 0:34:10
Speed: 7.6 mph
Pace: 7' 53 /mi
Calories: 690
Notes
Didn't feel as fast as this says… I was pushing the whole way, but I think the mileage may be generous… I doubt even breathing as heavy as I was that sub 8 min. is sustainable right now. It would be nice if it were true though.
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 

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Important beer update….

Ask the blogoshpere and you shall recieve… or open your mouth and prove your ignorance… depends on how negative you want to be…

After contemplating the wants and needs of the beer world (see previous post), I realized that it was in serious want of a quality German Lager… well folks, I found it. Cricket Hill of Fairfield, NJ calls it East Coast Lager… and good news all around for me! It’s fantastic and its local. I tried the Cricket Hill American Amber (or whatever they call it) and found it to be an excellent version of the style, but not really anything to whine about outside of my local market. The lager on the other hand is a fine representation of a beautiful golden, full bodied, brewski… It was exactly what I was hoping to find. The last time I had anything like it was in the in Frankfurt, Germany on a layover on a long intercontinental trip… I remember it well… I’m thrilled to be able to support my local brewery while drinking what is now, one of my favorite beers. Nice Work, Rick Reed. (Rick’s a little crazy, but he makes a pretty good glass of suds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91DH4lNpniE )

 Oh yeah…. I also tried the Dogfishhead 60 min. IPA… it’s continuously hopped (whatever that means, but I’m sure you can read about it… the owner is quite fond of writing about his brews).  It is really very good. It’s really hard to describe IPA… it’s like someone turned up the flavor. It’s a very malty, very hoppy, very alcoholic brew… This one represents one of the best available.  A real treat. It only gets second billing in this blog because of my earth shattering discovery (aforementioned).