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Longest Run Ever Today. 19 Miles +

Saturday, September 22, 2012      23 comments

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2012      19 comments

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

Friday, September 14, 2012      14 comments

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.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      15 comments

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.

Saturday, September 01, 2012      7 comments

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012      5 comments

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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012      18 comments

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. <... Read more

How Hot Weather Running Affects Your Body.

Saturday, August 11, 2012      20 comments

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

Chicks Rule

Thursday, August 09, 2012      6 comments

In a past blog, I made a comment about running like a chick. Don't take offense, I love Chicks! Read more

Ain't technology grand?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      9 comments

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.

Friday, August 03, 2012      11 comments

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      4 comments

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.

Saturday, July 28, 2012      11 comments

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.

Monday, July 23, 2012      6 comments

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!

Thursday, July 19, 2012      4 comments

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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