My dad was one of the original running boomers; my earliest runs, at around age five, were accompanying him on three-mile loops around Rockland Lake, or two-mile runs on a cinder path in a park near our house, where I would make him stop at all the "exercise stations" to do pull-ups, sit-ups, and log lifts. He would pay me twenty-five cents a mile. I kept my running quarters in a jar on my desk that had a big smiley face on it. (Of course, in my day, for a quarter, you could take a bus to the movie and watch two shows and get a pop too! Kids today.)

Running has been a constant for me for most of the last thirty years of my life. It's given my life definition at times when I've been lacking, it's given me motivation when I haven't had any, and it's forged much of my identity, both personally and at times professionally. I'm an ER physician by trade, but I've also been a running camp counselor, founder, and director; a medical director and volunteer at trail races; a running magazine writer; an assistant coach for HS and collegiate XC; and part-owner of a running specialty store. I've raced track, cross-country, roads, mountains, trail, ultras, and OCRs. If you have a stupid idea that involves running, I'm probably interested.

I love competing for MPF RNR. The team you'll meet in these pages is an amazing group of athletes and people, and I'm thrilled that Elizabeth, Joe, Ben, and Ian have kept me around to keep mixing it up.

Race Reports & Adventures

Adventure Highlights

2016

Bandera 100K/USATF National Championships: 5th place, 2nd masters

2015

Water Gap 50k, 3rd Place overall

Prospect Mountain Hill Climb, 2nd overall

Mountain Mitchell 40 Mile Challenge, 5th overall

Recover From The Holiday's 50k, 1st Place

2014

Mount Mitchell Challenge, Black Mountain, NC: 5:44, 6th overall

Survival Race, New Windsor, NY: 1st overall

Whiteface Mountain Uphill Race, Wilmington, NY: 4th overall

Shawangunk Ridge Trail Run 50K, Rosendale, NY: 2nd overall

Tesla Hertz Run 50K, Rocky Point, NY: 1st overall, 4:08:20 (course record)

2013

Recover From the Holidays 50K, Staatsburg, NY: 3:32, 1st overall

Rock the Ridge 50 Mile, New Paltz, NY: 7:29, 4th overall

Cayuga Trails 50 Mile, Ithaca, NY: 8:48, 16th overall

Great Cranberry Island 50K, ME: 4:01, 9th overall

2012

Blues Cruise Ultra (50K trail), Leesport, PA: 4:01, 6th overall

Whiteface Mountain Uphill Race, Wilmington, NY: 2nd overall

Wakely Dam Ultra (55K trail), NY: 6th overall

Warrior Dash-New York, Windham, NY: 1st overall

2011

Mount Mitchell Challenge, Black Mountain, NC: 5:18, 5th overall

Recover From the Holidays 50K, Staatsburg, NY: 3:53, 1st overall

North Face Endurance Challenge 50K, Bear Mountain, NY: 4th overall

Traprock 50K, CT: 4th overall

Warrior Dash-New York, Windham, NY: 5th overall

Gunks Trails Challenge, New Paltz, NY: 2nd overall

2010

Vermont 50 Mile, Brownsville, VT: 7:31, 9th overall

Virgil Mountain Monster Marathon, Virgil, NY: 4:00, 1st overall

Savoy Mountain Trail Race (22mi), Savoy, MA: 3:30, 5th overall

Sybil Ludington 50K, Carmel, NY: 3:51, 3rd overall

Mount Penn Mudfest 15K (trail), Reading, PA: 10th overall

Warrior Dash-New York, Windham, NY: 4th overall

2009

North Face Endurance Challenge 50K, Bear Mountain, NY: 5th overall

909 Trail Marathon, Pleasant Valley, NY: 1st overall

Mount Penn Mudfest 15K (trail), Reading, PA: 3rd overall

2008

USATF 50K National Championships, Caumsett Park, NY: 3:25, 6th overall

Mount Penn Mudfest 15K (trail), Reading, PA: 6th overall