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My 50k

Monday, January 16, 2012      24 comments

If you have followed me on SP you will know I am preparing to run a 50k run (31 and change miles) in about 6 weeks. This is the course and elevation maps.
2010GJCourseMap.pdf The friend I am runn... Read more

Critical training data

Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

My friend Steve Brown posted this on his blog as his holiday wish Source "In this age of high tech training aids, mechanisms, tracking devices, and feedback, I thought I would share a few of the m... Read more

New years resolutions

Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

A true sparker should not make new years resolutions. WHAT!!! am I nuts? First, there is a lot of research that shows, new years resolutions doesn't work for more than a couple of weeks, if that long. As a true sparker, you should not fa... Read more

My 2012 'campaign'

Saturday, December 31, 2011      5 comments

So we are less than 6 hrs from midnight and 2012 and I am 372 minutes from my 2011 goal. I know some people here would obsess over why they did not reach their goal for the year. Not I. That will just be a waste of positive energy. In all,... Read more

2011 Goals

Thursday, December 22, 2011      12 comments

So, I may not quite make the goal I had set in January. I will be within a few hundred minutes though. What should I do? Get angry with myself? Get frustrated? Try my best to reach the goal with the few days left. I am not going to do ... Read more

Football and hockey concussions

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

I am glad the football and hockey concussions get as much press as they do. Currently there is the whole discussion about Colt McCoy from Cleveland and two key hockey players (Crosby and Giroux) are out with concussions. The way the sport ... Read more


Sunday, December 11, 2011      10 comments

My friend Stephen Brown is an accomplished athlete with several ironman distances to his name, he is a coach and a motivational speaker - and he has beat leukemia. On his website today he wrote something to think about: "And on the subject... Read more

Thanks giving

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      9 comments

Many of you who are reading this blog are runners and when you complete your run you are awarded a medal. You trained, you ran, you conquered ... exciting feeling isn't it. I have a colleague at work who has gone through some incredib... Read more

More from Philly

Thursday, November 24, 2011      8 comments

Friends, I know the last blog I posted had a sad angle, and I am still coping with what happened to these two young people in Philly last weekend. However, something different happened. My friend John introduced me to Stephen Brown. When ... Read more

Thoughts related to marathon deaths

Monday, November 21, 2011      16 comments

Yesterday I ran the HM in Philadelphia. It was a great run and I was thinking about what I wanted to share with my Spark friends - until my friend (who is a press person) shared that there was a press release that a 21 year old and a 40 year old... Read more

Thanks for the reminder Coach Nancy

Saturday, October 22, 2011      11 comments

SP_COACH_NANCY says, don't let anyone stand in your way of living your's not about being first or being best, it's about accomplishing a GOAL and having the honor to share it with others! Coach Nancy. I love this statement. It so... Read more

Columbus half

Sunday, October 16, 2011      11 comments

Earlier today I ran the Columbus half marathon. If you are close to that event, do yourself a favor and run it - or run the full. It is very well organized from start to finish. The EXPO tend to be a little crowded, but it is only an issue I as... Read more

Do you know your BMR

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      8 comments

My what? BMR ... yes, your basal metabolic rate. What is it - it is the amount of calories you will be spending if you are on a bed sleeping for 24 hrs without food. OR, that is probably the least amount of calories you should ingest. ... Read more

No I don't live in Texas.

Saturday, September 03, 2011      7 comments

I have received a couple of comments today because I chose not to ride today because of the weather. No, I don't live in Texas :-) ... I should probably have said - I am taking a rest day - cuz that is really what it is. I will be working ... Read more

The tragedy in NY (NYC triathlon)

Friday, August 12, 2011      5 comments

I have had phone calls, comments etc related to the tragedy of the two deaths in the NYC triathlon. There was a lot of press as well not all of it was particularly scientific There is a podcast on with a (in my opinion) ... Read more

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