Four Seconds from Boston

One regular man's journey to the Boston Marathon


September 2015

Feeling the Squeeze

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 The final day of September has arrived and with it a fatigued version of Vince.  Despite my plan to get up nice and early and hit the roads to get one of my last few long… Continue Reading →

My Hockeyville Story

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 My Hockeyville story began during the 1982-83 National Hockey League season when I was flipping through the channels and came across a Pittsburgh Penguins game on WPGH-TV.  I was immediately mesmerized by the voice and descriptions of… Continue Reading →

One Tough Week

Monday, September 28, 2015 Day #85 of training started off week #13 of 16 weeks of training.  It began this morning with a very bright moon overhead on a simple 3-mile run.  It will be the easiest of 7 runs… Continue Reading →

Head Strong

Sunday, September 27, 2015 It’s crunch time.  Twenty-eight days until the 40th edition of the Marine Corps Marathon.  My sports-filled weekend continued today with a planned 12 mile tempo run and watching my Oakland Raiders attempt to move to 2-1… Continue Reading →

A Milestone

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Sometimes a running blog/website isn’t really about running at all.  But just in case the web blog police come knocking, I ran 4 miles today.  I also officiated 3 ice hockey games to officially begin my… Continue Reading →

Dreadmill, Double-Dip, and a Dream

Friday, September 25, 2015 It’s here.  One month to go!  I “celebrated” (sarcasm noted) by running a 4-miler on the dreaded treadmill.  Or what I like to call the dreadmill.  Only I ran it on the treadmill at Turf Valley… Continue Reading →


Thursday, September 24, 2015 This weekend will mark 1 month until the marathon and although I am eagerly anticipating the marathon itself, this weekend will also bring with it two events that I am equally anticipating.  As I have mentioned… Continue Reading →

Coming Into View

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 It dawned upon me today that things are really getting crystal clear in front of me.  With 31 days of training left, I scanned my training program to see that I’ve got just three (maybe 4)… Continue Reading →

We’ve Got NEADS

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Tonight I have a major announcement that makes me very happy.  When I was getting close to finishing this book, I felt strongly, especially after the bombings at the Boston Marathon in 2013, that I wanted… Continue Reading →

A Close One

Monday, September 21, 2015 33 days.  That’s the countdown.  A bottle of Rolling Rock Beer.  I have to admit that when I checked out the countdown clock tonight it gave me pause.  That doesn’t seem like a lot of time. … Continue Reading →

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