Four Year Maintenace Anniversary
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 . . .
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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