Longest Run Ever Today. 19 Miles +
Even though I've been careful about what I ingest, I deliberately ate a lot of carbs yesterday. Today would be my longest run - ever. I was scheduled for 19 miles today, and I wanted to ensure I had fueled up on both food and water.
My str... Read more
Hot and humid, but lots of fun.
Grandson and I had a great time this morning.
We got up way early for the race. Took this picture after we got our numbers pinned on.
The race was only 10 minute... Read more
Wake Up Call From My Grandson
I'm an hour and a half away from home, visiting my daughter and grandkids today.
I had to pick up Joe, my 16 year old GS today because we'll be running a 5K together tomorrow. He drives (a cool looking Mustang, too) but just started, and Mom ... Read more
My Wife Says I'm Duplicitous.
She says I used to complain about complaining oldsters when I was a young guy, and have now that I've graduated, I've become one with them.
I don't remember it that way - but I'll take her word for it. Supposedly, I used to say things like ... Read more
Good Long Run This Morning.
I'm getting close to my longest distance run again. Did 15.2 miles this morning, previous longest run to date was 17 miles. When I hit that distance, I backed off and restarted the marathon training program. If I had continued I would have peake... Read more
Old friends, the next best thing to family. As the years pass, I am more appreciative of my old friends. Peoiple I've know since childhood, or old Navy buddies.
When you make a good bond with someone, time passage does not matter. I've b... Read more
Embracing Aging, One Race At a Time.
Had a good nights sleep, and the alarm went off on time at 6 AM.
My granddaughter was visiting, so we woke her up, got her dressed and ready. All my gear was ready, so I did the same, had my coffee and oatmeal and was ready to go.
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How Hot Weather Running Affects Your Body.
Today I had a miserable 13 mile run in the Florida heat. My thermometer said 89 degress at the end of my run. Well, actually I had to look at it, it didn't "say" anything to me. According to my internet search for Orlando Weather this morning, t... Read more
In a past blog, I made a comment about running like a chick.
Don't take offense, I love Chicks!
Ain't technology grand?
I had a nice slow 3.4 mile run this morning. It was pretty hot and humid, but an enjoyable, relaxing run anyway.
I have been doing run/walk with 2 min/1 min splits, and getting tired of looking at my watch constantly. I had tried an interva... Read more
Changing up the Hal Higdon Marathon training program a bit.
Today is my rest day.
Tomorrow should be a 10M long slow run, but I plan on adding a mile to each LSR until my taper week. So, I will be doing 11M LSR tomorrow.
My idea is to get to my 20M LSR a bit earlier, which will enable me to h... Read more
Just had the easiest run ever.
Sure, it's easy for you chicks to run slow. Not so for us ego driven guys. How am I supposed to run at 14 minutes a mile when Chuck Berry is belting out "Johnny B, Goode" in my earbuds? Or, Richie Valens wailing "C'mon Let's Go"?
I want to ... Read more
Hot weather takes first half, but tenacious Boilham emerges victorious.
Today was a 9 mile run which started at 8AM. It was already 78 degress and 59% humidity when I took off. I brought along 2 gels, and an 8oz. container of Powerade. There were plenty of water fountains along the run.
My calves and knees had ... Read more
Had lunch today with my Navy buddies.
My friend, Mark had to visit family in Tampa, FL this, so he got in touch with me and another Navy buddy who lives in FL. We had lunch at the Olive Garden, and then went to the American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven, FL.
There is nothing like... Read more
Hot Weather, I own you!
Today was only a 3 mile run, so I didn't bother to get up early to run. It was about 80 degrees and 94 percent humidity at the time I left.
Been walking and running a lot lately, as a means of coping with the heat/humidity down here in Flo... Read more
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