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Lobster Dash

The Lobster Dash is a 5 mile race on the hard-packed sand of Ogunquit Beach in Maine.

Some of us run barefoot–which is pure joy on this sand–and others wear shoes.

After the race, every runner gets a lobster roll!

Come! Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)








That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead!

Click Here to see the HD video!

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

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Lobster Dash

The Lobster Dash is a gorgeous race on the packed sand of Ogunquit Beach in Maine. You run for five miles on the most wonderful surface you can imagine, as waves roll in and the sky looks up at you from a reflection underfoot. After the race you get the best possible post-race food: a lobster roll!

Come! Run with me now



(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)









All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Eliot Festival 5K

This 5K road race course has a long, gentle hill, and a Norman Rockwell, small-town feel to every mile.

We were lucky with the weather: very cool, with brilliant blue skies and no wind.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!)   Come! Join me! Play the HD video (below) for a first-person experience of the 2009 Eliot Festival 5K in Eliot, ME. 

Lobsterman Triathlon

Here are photos I took while competing in the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine.

This Olympic-distance Tri starts with an open-water swim of 1.5K (just under one mile)…followed by a 25-mile bike ride…and finishes with a 10K run. I swam.

In each of the past four years I completed at least one Olympic-distance Tri as an individual competitor, but this year fellow Mystic Runners Jeff Mader and Bob Lane joined me so we could enter Lobsterman as a relay team.   I swam, Jeff rode his bike, and Bob ran.

I had heard that Lobsterman is one of the most beautiful Triathlons in the country…but that did not prepare me for the exquisite course and the perfect day.  Apparently it rained last year and the year before, but we were lucky. On this day the water, the sky, even the air…sparkled.

After the race we enjoyed what is absolutely the finest food I have ever been served post-race:

(Now you know why it’s called “Lobsterman”…!)

I took pictures and have now selected the best and put them together into a slideshow. If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine:

Luv2Run 5K Trail Race

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The Luv2Run 5K in Portland is billed as a trail race–a phrase that always conjures images of mud, tree roots, and giant boulders–but this is no scramble up a rough mountain trail. It’s a pleasant, flat tour around a park in Portland. The surface underfoot is soft and sweet (some kind of crushed rock)…the views are blue and green…and the salt air fills you with energy.

Come! Run with me now…


(I took the following photos while running.)





All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

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