2016 Wyckoff Triathlon

2016 Wyckoff Triathlon
This weekend I took part in the 2016 edition (34rd Annual)  Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes  triathlon.  This race is somewhere between a sprint and   Olympic distance race. Its a  800m swim, 17 mile bike and 5 mile run. Weather conditions were perfect , clear blue sky in the low to mid 70’s , virtually no humidity or wind. This years event ...

2016 Portugal Day 5k Ironbound

2016 Portugal Day 5k Ironbound
Today myself a bunch of other runners took part in the 2016 annual Portugal day 5k.  This race has special meaning to me, its in my old neighborhood of the Ironbound, and it was the first organized race I did back in my younger days ( it used to be a 2-mile and 10k back ...

2016 Lap-the-Lake Swim 2.4mi

2016 Lap-the-Lake Swim 2.4mi
This weekend  I took park in the 5th Annual Lap the Lake Swim in Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes held at the Indian Trails Country club. This is a  terrific venue and the site of the 2015  Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon (usually the following weekend) .  The event has three distances 2.4mi (2-laps) , 1.2 and .5 mile (same exact swim ...

Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016

Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016
Today, I took part in the 11th annual Nave-sink -or- swim, it’s a an open water swim race and festival held in Rumson, NJ at the Navesink cove at Victory Park. Again this year , like  the  last few years the weather was perfect, and the water was calm and myself plus around 500 swimmers, got ...

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon
This is an abbreviated race report, After missing last years Rutgers 13.1 (due to a schedule conflict with Cherry Blossom 10k) , Christine and I once again were back to take on the Rutgers/Unite 13.1 half marathon. Weather was perfect clear blue skies and temps in  the high 50’s at the race start. Christine would ...

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport 1

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport
Those of you who have come across this blog, no doubt notice that I’m a big fan of the sport of triathlon. In my opinion its just a fantastic participation sport, perhaps not the most exciting spectator sport, but definitely entertaining for  the participant. So below are my Top 10 reasons what I think makes this sport so ...

2015 Ashenfelter 8k

2015 Ashenfelter 8k
Belated happy thanksgiving to all. Ran the annual local turkey trot 8k (Thanksgiving morning) , this well known and extremely popular (3000+ runners) Ashenfelter 8k in Glen Ridge ,NJ is a fantastic race, and a nice one to close out my running season.. Weather was perfect today, and had a blast during the race. Check out the ...