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New Haven, CT 20k Labor Day Road Race – 9/1/14

I have two races in the year that I never like to miss my town’s half marathon, and this one.  This race has some special meaning because it was my first race I ran barefoot which was over 10 miles 5 years ago.

I was lacking sleep the night before the race because my beautiful 4 month year old daughter is just not sleeping well at night, so I had about 4 hours of sleep. That was fine the garmin was staying home and the only goal was to completely enjoy the race.  I really love the atmosphere of this race, New Haven is a really cool city the route takes you through every part of the city, so it’s a fun course. The weather was very hot and humid at the start of the race.  I really love the warm weather, but will admit running in high humidity is tough. My time was 1:50:17

New Haven 20K Labor Day race - 2014

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First snow of the season. My son and I at the finish of the 5 mile Turkey Trot Rusty as a bag of nails, but it’s a good outlet. 5 mile Turkey Trot tradition. 20+ years running this race with my sister. My son made his debut today, fantastic job! Deadlifts. This was my last set of 225lbs, a new PR.
135 x 10 warm up
185 x 6
195 x 7
205 x 6
225 x 5

Had my son Andrew @parkor_boy23 filming and working out with me as well. Finally Optimal Nutrition comes out with a plant based protein.  Most protein powder has a lot of garbage in it, artificial flavors, gluten, dextrin, soy etc. which I try to avoid. I’m not a Vegan/Vegetarian but like a clean supplement. The taste is spot on. Not grainy or “earthy” tasting.  Very happy with this.
#optimumnutrition First cold barefoot run of the season. 25F and the sun was shining, felt good.
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I don’t have heat In my garage it was a crisp 32 degrees, but don’t mind.  Some benefits of having a home gym is no travel time, no people, and you can wear your comfies.
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