Four Seconds from Boston

One regular man's journey to the Boston Marathon

Month

August 2015

Second Half Kickoff (and Book Update)

Monday, August 31, 2015 Today marked the first day of the second half of training, in addition to being the final day of August.  With another tough weekend behind me, I found it difficult to wake up this morning and… Continue Reading →

Halfway

Sunday, August 30, 2015 It is extremely hard for me to believe that my training for the 40th Marine Corps Marathon has reached the halfway point.  With today’s 10-mile tempo run I am down to just 55 days until toeing… Continue Reading →

Better Late than Never

Saturday, August 29, 2015 Sometimes the post is simply about the fact that finding the time to post gets away from you.  When I began this website on July 5 to promote my now very soon to be published book,… Continue Reading →

2 Grand!

Friday, August 28, 2015 In a bit of a continuation from last night’s post, I want to share with my readers something I intended to share when I began writing yesterday’s post.  The fact that ended up slipping my mind… Continue Reading →

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Shortly after moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, my wife Becky and I started a weekly tradition of having pizza night.  Typically every Thursday we will have pizza for dinner.  It gives us something to… Continue Reading →

When No One is Watching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 char·ac·ter ˈkerəktər/ noun the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. I could probably sum up this post with a quote from the late, great John Wooden, who said, “The true test of a man’s… Continue Reading →

Cadence

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 No, not this Cadence.  But what a great scene from the 2001 movie Shallow Hal, starring Jack Black.  No, the cadence I speak of has everything to do with running.  The beauty of being alive in… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Grind

Monday, August 24, 2015 Don’t let me fool you.  When I’m asked about my training, I may lead on that it’s difficult, or that I’m sore and training is taking its toll on me, or it made for a long… Continue Reading →

Near Perfect Execution

Sunday, August 23, 2015 I’ve been around and involved in sports ever since I was a kid.  One common theme that has come up over the years as a player, coach, and official is the concept of execution.  In order… Continue Reading →

‘Twas the Night Before the Long Run

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Most of my friends think I’m crazy.  The people closest to me that know me know that I don’t do things the easy way.  I’ve been described as someone who “doesn’t let the grass grow under… Continue Reading →

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