Art's Alley:

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So what is an Art Alley and why should anyone be interested? Well for starters it’s a short alley that cuts through the middle of one of the local quaint artist storefronts and only a few feet south of the start/finsh line for the marathon/half and 5K runs. This snippet of colorful information hopefully helps runners become more comfortable while visiting a “foreign” surrounding.
And that’s why Art’s Alley and the following tabs were created. It will complement race director emails and other information on the website. We wanted to share lots of tidbits and kernels of information regarding training, course knowledge and in depth personal notes that may help some runners feel more at ease, almost as if they had been here before, which lends itself to “Know Thy Course” faster and most importantly Boston qualifying times.
I will share lots of information and knowledge that I have attained in 40 years of training and racing and hopefully a helpful tip or two may be gleaned that could shave off a minute here and there to make a noticeable difference.
The presentation may be obvious, over-cooked and/or hokey, but the information posted has been instrumental in my success in races ranging from the marathon, 50 miles, 100 miles and completing (15 times) the cruelest and most punishing race on earth, the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon. The intent here is not to tout my accomplishments (I hate that) but to reveal a credible running history filled with lots of knowledge and experience, which I heartily wish to share and hopefully will help one reach lofty goals.
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