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Four Year Maintenace Anniversary

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      10 comments

Let's put the oft-cited stats up front: - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%. - When you've maintained for 5 years the likeli... Read more

Running and the Changing Seasons

Saturday, October 03, 2015      6 comments

The seasons are changing. On Sunday, I ran in 80° weather with some humidity. I wore a singlet and shorts, and was glad not to have sleeves to get weighted down with sweat. Today, I ran in 43° weather with 15-18 mph ENE wind. I wore light ... Read more

Forecast: The 2016 Race Calendar

Friday, October 02, 2015      8 comments

Two weeks ago I completed the 2015 Four Seasons Challenge, a series of four half marathons in four different season. This generously counts the September 20 half as autumn, when it was technically still summer; but the weather was more like aut... Read more

Looking Forward: Training Plans

Monday, September 28, 2015      8 comments

There are training plans, and there are training plans. And then there's training ad hoc without a formal plan. I've been thinking about training quite a bit lately, specifically training to run races. Very specifically, training to run the 2... Read more

Race Report: 2015 MVP Rochester (Half) Marathon

Sunday, September 20, 2015      13 comments

The weather this morning was just as forecast, mid-50s and cloudy. I'd thought about this race enough that the morning tasks were on the order of getting up early enough to leave on time. Gun time was 7:30, but the training group wanted a phot... Read more

Taper musings

Saturday, September 19, 2015      9 comments

One of the advantages of this being Boston Registration week is that it kept my mind off being in taper. Till today, anyway. Tomorrow is the MVP Rochester Marathon. I'll be running the half because it's the final leg of the Four Seasons Chall... Read more

Race Calendar musings

Friday, September 18, 2015      5 comments

After a few days of euphoria from registering for and being accepted into the 2016 Boston Marathon, today was time to be concerned about more immediate business. The MVP Rochester Marathon is Sunday. The half is the fourth leg of the Four Seas... Read more

Quick Update

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      15 comments

I'm running short of time today, and need to get to bed; but I wanted to get a couple things out there for my Spark Friends. Today the email notifying me of acceptance into Boston 2016 arrived. It was time stamped 10:24 AM, which means the... Read more

Please Come to Boston for the Springtime . . .

Monday, September 14, 2015      6 comments

Contrary to my expectation, the bloat from overeating last Tuesday cleared by Saturday. That left me free to focus on running this weekend. Saturday I saw fall weather arrive, 61° and light rain for 12 miles. I was regretting not running the... Read more

Mixed Week

Friday, September 11, 2015      5 comments

Accountability confession: Tuesday was the running club's fall party. It was 90° and humid. I ran the 2 mile warmup anyway. The assignment was freeform run, just be back in time for dinner. I thought I might run another 5 miles, ended up r... Read more

Race Report: SummerFest 12K

Saturday, September 05, 2015      11 comments

I had signed up for this one on January 1, as a cheap bundle with Spring Forward 15K in March. The half and full marathon program I pace for took today off; marathon trainees were given the assignment of either an easy 15 miles on their own, or... Read more

Speed Work

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      4 comments

Last June, I joined the Genesee Valley Harriers, a local running club. I was interested in the regular organized speed work, because I found I wasn't doing speed work on my own. I was concerned that I might be getting involved with a testoster... Read more

Old vs. Bold

Saturday, August 29, 2015      9 comments

My co-pace leader Jim does a lot of active stuff. One of the things he does is climbing. He tells me when he first started climbing, he met a famous climber. (He also told me the guy's name, which I forgot, and that this guy was the first Ame... Read more

Running a bit faster this week

Thursday, August 27, 2015      7 comments

It's been 5 weeks since I rolled my ankle on a trail, 4 weeks since the podiatrist told me it was a sprain. The prognosis was 6 weeks to full recovery, IF I followed the directions. I have followed the directions to the best of my understandin... Read more

Race Report: 2015 Metro 10 Mile (BUF v. ROC)

Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

Albion, NY is between Buffalo and Rochester, and the Albion Running Club came up wit the idea of putting on a race marketed as a competition between the Buffalo and Rochester running communities. The promo videos were entertaining, but the riva... Read more

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