Florida Runners Don't Like the Cold Weather.
Today it was 36 degrees when my half marathon race started! After living in Florida's warm climate for 26 years, 36 degrees feels a lot colder than I remember it.
The race was to start at 7:00 AM. When I walked out to check the start line... Read more
I Fret Like Woody Allen Sometimes.
I've run 3 half marathons and 2 marathons within the past 4 months. A rather aggressive race schedule for a man of my advanced years and limited experience. This coming Sunday, I have another half marathon scheduled.
The following week, ... Read more
Have Fun Or Go For It.
That is my question.
I have been running longer races lately, and closer together. I love doing them, and seem to enjoy pushing myself this way.
But, there is a price to pay. It's called recovery, and my training runs are mostly reco... Read more
Have Fun Get Strong Your Own Way.
One size never fits all. One size fits many is much more like it.
We are all different. Have our own strengths and weaknesses. Advice on physical fitness does not suit us all.
Attitudes, like body strengths and weaknesses are variable... Read more
Not Advisable, But I Did It Anyway.
Today I ran a half marathon race. Exactly 6 days after doing a full marathon last Sunday.
This is not advisable. You need to rest up after the herculean effort of running a full marathon. Different advise is given on how much to rest, but e... Read more
The Almost Perfect Marathon - A Race Report
You know how once in a while everything falls into perfect alignment?
Today the weather was great, beautiful flat course, crowd support, food and water on the course. Beforehand, good training, lots of rest, good attitude, everything fell ... Read more
Short pre-race report.
Had a good nights rest. I'm carbed up, fat and happy. The weatherman is predicting cool weather. The course has been called "flat as a pancake". All good news for my 2nd marathon.
Spark people has been a huge part of my training and racing ... Read more
Tapering for a Marathon.
Tapering for my first marathon drove me nuts. I was new to this and wanted to run all the time. Like all new things for me, I tend to get obsessive. I wanted to run everyday, and my aging body would not allow.
Now that I've been doing this... Read more
Inspirational Local News Story about my nephew, Nick Newell
10 second commercial followed by video of my nephew Nick Newell, being refused entry into Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The quote from UFC President, Dana White is shocking to me, but I give him points for honesty.
Hoping Nick will ... Read more
I Do Other Stuff, Too.
One of my other hobbies is ham radio. My interest got started with radio stuff when I was a teenager. My grandmother bought me a transistor radio, which had a short wave band on it. I used to lie in bed at night and listen to the distant AM radi... Read more
How Much Is a Dollar Worth To You?
I had a great 8 mile run this morning. I was really surprised that it went so well, because usually, the week after a longer race, I am pretty whipped. Not so, this last race or the HM before it. I actually 'raced' last time, not full out, bu... Read more
Short half marathon report.
Had a pretty good Half Marathon this morning.
I decided to push a little harder on this race, but was careful to walk some intervals in the beginning, to warm up slowly and not get injured. I'm always cautious about getting injured. It just... Read more
Making New Year's resolutions is for suckers.
New Year's resolutions are stupid. Who ever started this ridiculous concept? The idea is one is to vow to do something good next year. To start a good behavior or eliminate a bad behavior - because it is, after all, a NEW year coming up.
S... Read more
Just what I needed, more competition!
Did you know there is an ongoing surge in older runners participating in Marathons?
According to BostonGlobe.com there was a record surge in registration of older marathon runners in the 2012 Boston Marathon!
Over the past decade, the... Read more
How to Tie Your Shoes With One Hand. (short video)
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