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Michael's Blog (13)

Michael The Vermont 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, My Breakthrough Win!

This is a LONG report. It's an unofficial chapter/draft in my forthcoming book that I plan on publishing in late 2012.

This is a 45min+ read... (if you find any typo's send me an email :) thanks!) 


The Vermont 100

Race Report July 2011


Oh wow, I’ve been waiting a long long time to write this race report!

It’s only been 36 hours since I won the Vermont 100, but I’ve been waiting for the moment to write about a 100 mile breakthrough performance…


Added by Michael on July 31, 2011 at 11:57am — 9 Comments

Michael Leadville 100 Mile Ultra and Sri Chinmoy Marathon win (just 2 days after leadville!)

Leadville 100 Mile Race Report + Sri Chinmoy Marathon. My Double!

Leadville Colorado is a very unique place.

The history of this town is legendary.…

Added by Michael on October 5, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Michael Vermont 100 mile race report

Vermont 100 Mile Race Report (great video footage below)

Trying to keep cool at mile 40…


Added by Michael on July 22, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Michael NJ Marathon 2010

The NJ Marathon has 3 races combined in one. A marathon, 1/2 marathon and marathon rely.

Total there are over 10,000. runners! This is a big crowd!

The scene at the start is massive, it's like a major city marathon with a sea of people.

With so many runners it's very exciting to do well.

Yet since they don't offer prize money no super elite professional runners usually do it.

It's still competitive and usually the winner has to run close to 2:30 to win.… Continue

Added by Michael on May 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Michael JFK 50 Mile Race Report (Carrier Highlight!)

Race Report: The JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon (Boonsboro, MD) November 21, 2009

This is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletic performances of my life! Over 1000 people do this each year, it is highly highly competitive. Yet I came in 2nd overall this year, yet more importantly and more shockingly – my time today was the 4th fastest time in the races 47 year history – yes that is correct, only 3… Continue

Added by Michael on November 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Michael Training Log October 2009


October 5


Did a double - love the doubles!

Ran easy 11 miles with Oz on the bridal path in cp, then ran home from marble hill after work - 5 miles.

feeling really well even with all these sloggin miles at 7min pace. it's getting my base really strong in just 3+ weeks.

16 miles total


Today was a repeat of yesterday, felt good, I really like the doubles - even I would like triples! I think I'm really going to be increasing… Continue

Added by Michael on November 2, 2009 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Michael 2009 Chicago Marathon - Get My Mojo Back!

On Monday July 27 2009 I was on a training run in Central Park. I was running with my training partner Oz Pearlman and talking about all the new records that I had been setting in my track workouts. From March 2009 to July 20009 I was training like never before. I had run major PR's in the half marathon (1:11) and 10k (32:47 in Central Park!). All my focus was on going after my 10+year goal of running a sub 2:30 marathon. I knew that these speed workouts on the track was what I needed, and I… Continue

Added by Michael on October 11, 2009 at 11:02pm — 5 Comments

Michael 2009 Central Park 10K Race Report

Got to sleep by 9:15pm, woke up quite a few times so wasn't perfect rest, but was good rest.

Walked about 2 miles to the race venue in CP, did my 1 mile warm up with some fast strides.

Got the gut totally empty prior to race, which is always a very good thing - felt very lean and mean prior to gun time - my head was in the game!

Temp was 72, no wind, but also pretty humid.

The goal was to run 32:20 as an absolute best hope, but below 32:40. The last time I ran a really… Continue

Added by Michael on June 18, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Michael 2008 JFK 50 Mile Race Report

This race report starts with a brief explaination of how I ended up entering this race.

I signed up for the Arizona Ironman back in September 2008. I really enjoyed my trip to the Hawaiian Ironman and I would like to go back in 2009.

So I figured my best chance was to do a race at the end of my season and try to qualify for the 2009 race.

I planned to put in 3 weeks of bike training on top of my marathon training. I have been in excellent running shape and figured a… Continue

Added by Michael on June 18, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Michael 2009 Brooklyn 1/2 Marathon Race Report

May 30, 2009

I had very high expectations of myself going into this race.

I took two rest days before this race, the first real 'rest' in a month of hard track workout training.

I had clear visions in my mind of running a 1:10 and change, even a possible sub 1:10. I thought a 1:09.50~ was plausible should my body be really 'on'.

I had very good pre race prep. Slept fairly well 2 nights before the race. Ice bath's, good diet, muscles not tight, Legs felt very rested the… Continue

Added by Michael on June 18, 2009 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Michael 2009 Boston Marathon Race Report

Here is my race report for the 2009 Boston Marathon

I write these reports to reflect, record, learn and share my experience.

Race reports of the actual ‘race day’ can only be written about so much. It’s just a short few hours, yet the literal months and months of training that went into the race day is what is really important to recount.

So this is more of a review of all that goes into race day itself.

My training leading up to the 113th Boston Marathon was… Continue

Added by Michael on June 18, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Michael Powercranks are a fantastic training tool!

I HIGHLY recommend these things! Check out this video

More… Continue

Added by Michael on June 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Michael Interview about my low fat raw food diet

Dr. Graham Interviews Michael Arnstein

"811 or 80/10/10' stands for the general % of carbs, protein and fat in the far majority of raw fruits and veggies - so the diet I have been following is often referenced in these terms '801010'

Tell us about yourself: your age, where you live, your job, your family, etc?

My name is Michael Arnstein. I was born January 1977; I'm 32 years old. I am married with 3 children, aged 8, 7, and 3. I run a small to medium-sized… Continue

Added by Michael on June 14, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

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