Photo: Me decked out in Heartbreak Hill Running Co. gear including Neon Bandits socks. As you may have guessed, this post is about the three brands listed in the title of the post. What might not be obvious is what they have in common. One makes socks, one makes shoes and one makes clothing…how are […]
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Photo: Tuan, Alia & I getting ready to run Baystate as Carl prepares to cheer us on. At the end of December 2017, when I first joined the Heartbreakers, I set a big goal for myself. I put it out into the universe that I was going to try to PR at every distance I run. […]
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The B.A.A. 1/2 will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first half marathon I ever completed. This was the 4th time I’ve run it, but this time it was a little different. My main focus for the fall race season is the Bay State Marathon on October 21st and […]
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Going into our spring race season, Head Coach of The Heartbreakers Dan Fitzgerald explained the team’s spring singlets. Many of us were getting ready for the Harpoon 5 Miler and Dan wanted our presence at the race to more more than just having some of the fastest runners there. He set up a fundraising event […]
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Photo: Me with a serious face as I make my way down Commonwealth Ave in my Heartbreakers Summer Race Singlet Being a competitive runner can be frustrating sometimes. You can have a perfect training cycle and completely bonk on race day. Sometimes you have a cold, sometimes you didn’t get enough sleep, […]
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Photo: Team With A Vision Runners and guides after the 2016 Cambridge Half Marathon I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, but wasn’t sure how to best approach it. I began lending my sight to runners with visual impairments about 2.5 years ago and it’s something that has brought so much […]
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Photo: A bunch of the Heartbreakers Pre Run To Remember. Chilly but ready to go. The last half marathon I raced in and didn’t participate as a sighted guide wasn’t my best. As you can tell from my recap here Race Recap: DMSE Classic Half Marathon . I hadn’t been trying for a personal best that day, […]
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One of the hardest things to deal with as a runner is being injured. Many of us use running to manage our mood and anxiety. Add in a looming race date the stress can really start to get to you. I’ve learned from my past injuries that going back too fast or too hard only […]
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Photo: Me in the Heartbreakers “Battle Shield” Spring Race Singlet If you live in Boston and love running, the three day weekend you love the most ends on Marathon Monday. The B.A.A. 5K draws a world class field and is always a bit of a mess. Not on the race organization side, the participants seem […]
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Finding the right running shoe can be hard, especially if you’ve grown to love a certain brand or model. For as long as I’ve been running I’ve pretty much exclusively run in Brooks. My friend also works for them, so I get the friends and family discount, which makes trying other shoes even more difficult […]
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